Swallow falls
Swallow falls

Swallow Falls/Rhaeadr Ewynnol

Swallow Falls (Rhaeadr Ewynnol in Welsh) is a beautiful waterfall on the Afon Llugwy, near Betws-y-Coed. The waterfall is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty and has been featured in a number of films, poems, paintings and postcards!

There are a number of interesting facts about Swallow Falls, including being one of Snowdonia’s most visited attractions receiving hundreds of thousands of visitors every year! It is also the highest continuous waterfall in all of Wales and was gifted to the public in 1913 by the 2nd Lord Ancaster!

Unlike other Snowdonia waterfalls, this one is an easy and accessible attraction. You will find a limited amount of free and off-road parking opposite the Swallow Falls Hotel and you’ll often see cars in the nearby lay-by on the side of the road.

Walk along the southern bank of the river to reach the waterfall or take the forest route to enjoy an alternative viewpoint.

There is a small fee to visit the waterfall, it costs adults £2 to enter, while children and dogs are free of charge. Impressively, there is a contactless card option for those not carrying change!

Come to Swallow Falls for a delightful afternoon stroll… 

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