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Swallow Falls, north Wales

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Swallow Falls, north Wales
Snowdonia - Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd, Wales
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Swallow Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Wales. The falls are located just west of Betws-y-Coed, on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, opposite Swallow Falls hotel.

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