Hi TA! My husband and I are driving to Snowdonia next weekend (9-12) and I'm looking for advice on a good central location to stay. I know it's a popular time to go so our choices in lodging might be limited, but we finally just got our time off approved now, and are really excited to be going. It is our first time to the region, and we will be driving from where we live in SW London. We aren't climbers, but do enjoy being outdoors and are looking forward to some hiking trails, and just exploring the beautiful waterfalls, lakes and scenery, as well as visiting some of the smaller village, and are looking for a town/village to base ourselves in that will allow us easy access to the region. I've gathered from other threads that Betws y Coed is a popular choice, particularly with its choice of pubs and restaurants in the evening, but I'm wondering if that's a very touristy spot? I do like the idea of having a few places close by to go at night after a day's exploring, but not if it's really busy and hectic with so many other holiday makers. Thanks in advance!