Trefriw is one of only a few remaining villages in the North Wales area to have a primary school, post office and village shop.

We are also lucky to have the renowned working Trefriw Woollen Mill with their funky Welsh wool blankets, the award winning Roualeyn Fuchsia nursery, Guest Houses, a Hotel, Crafnant Fishery, two public houses, The Princes Arms hotel/restaurant, Glyn Farm caravan park, 12th and 13th century churches – St. Marys’ and Llanrhychwyn, two chapels and T.J. Parry-Jones and Daughters, one of the finest butchers in the Conwy Valley known more commonly as Maralyns.

Trefriw is steeped in a history of battles, treachery, triumph, royalty, love, murder and deceit, the Trefriw Historical Society have a series of books available to purchase at the village post office. They have also published a historical trail leaflet to follow, which really does takes you back in time.
Trefriw was a very popular holiday spot for the Victorians and at the time was full of shops and letting houses so I suppose you could say that Tourism began here then. The Victorians would take a cruise up the Conwy River disembarking at the quay in Trefriw, they would play golf and croquet, paint, stroll along the river, shop, take afternoon tea and visit the renowned Trefriw Spa to bathe in the waters which are believed to be beneficial to health. Unfortunately the roman spa is no longer open to visitors however you can still purchase the spa water, which is Iron rich and sold in pharmacies across the country under the Spatone brand.

Within 30 minutes walking distance, above the village of Trefriw is the hamlet of Llanrhychwyn. Here you will find a tiny church, parts of which date back to the 12th century. The story goes that Llewelyn Fawrs’ wife Siwan (Joan) was tired of walking the mile to attend the weekly service at Llanrhychwyn so to save her the long, steep walk he commissioned for a new church to be built in the centre of Trefriw on the site where St Marys church now stands, a true show of love. Both churches are open for viewing.

Within walking distance of the B&B are 3 mountain lakes; Cowlyd, Geirionydd and Crafnant. Each lake is accessible by car, but more enjoyable on foot. The walks, up to the beautifully picturesque Crafnant and Geirionydd lakes take approximately 1 hour (3 miles), whilst Cowlyd is a 1-2 hours (5 miles) walk.
A 4 mile drive from Trefriw and Yr Hafod is one of Snowdonias’ most popular villages; Betws-y-coed. Here you will find a large selection of cafes, gift and outdoor shops, hugely popular with walkers and shoppers alike.
The renowned National Trust managed Bodnant Gardens, the new Bodnant Food Centre, housing a Cookery School, the National Beekeeping Centre for Wales and Farm Shop are within a 10 minute drive, if you're looking for accomodation nearby.


Seven of North Wales’ castles including Conwy and Caernarfon are less than an hours’ drive away from our Bed and Breakfast (Conwy castle being an easy 20 minute drive).
The Gwydir Forest and the Marin Trail are right on Yr Hafods’ doorstep and we have ample space for secure bike storage (even the odd canoe with a bit of notice). For the more adventurous of you, Snowdonia is a true playground. Climbing, Abseiling, kayaking, Gorge walking, Caving, Horse riding, Bike trails, Go-carting, World Famous Zip World and newly opened Surf Snowdonia, Giant swings, Orienteering, skiing, Tree Top adventure rope course and even a 100ft Powerfan Plummet can be experienced within easy travelling distance of your accommodation.. Phew so much to do we have only just scratched the surface.

Links
www.ttadventure.co.uk
www.trefriw.org

www.zipworld.co.uk
www.bouncebelow.net
www.surfsnowdonia.co.uk

Trefriw, Snowdonia, Wales…….so much and so much more...

Yr Hafod, Trefriw, nr Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, North Wales, LL27 0RQ
01492 642444

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