History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The falls are at the heart of over 9 acres of woodland at the junction of the Conwy and Machno rivers. Footpaths lead through the woodland, part of which is listed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Because the area is protected, primarily to create a habitat for various lichens, the trails are left in a nominally 'natural' state, which unfortunately means they may be difficult for visitors with impaired mobility.
In the woodlands, you will see over 30 varieties of birds and the occasional polecat. Closer to the river you will find otters, and from August salmon try to climb the falls and reach the source of the river. A special Fish Pass has been created to help the salmon and trout climb the falls.
Also near the falls is the remains of a Victorian 'fish-ladder'. The ladder was partly washed away only a few months after being built, but a modern ladder was created and put into service in 1993, at a cost of almost £1,000,000.
Further down the Afon Machno, about 500 metres from the falls, stand the remains of Penmachno Roman Bridge, which, despite the name, is not Roman but a 17th-century packhorse bridge.
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About Conwy Falls
Address: Pentrefoelas Road, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, LL24 0PN
Attraction Type: Countryside - Waterfall
Location: At the junction of the A5 and B4406. Parking at the Conwy Falls cafe.
Website: Conwy Falls
Conwy Falls Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Machno Falls - 0.2 miles (Countryside)
Penmachno Roman Bridge - 0.4 miles (Historic Building)
Capel Garmon Burial Chamber - 0.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Betws-y-Coed, St Mary's Church - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
St Michael's Church, Betws-y-Coed - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Ty Mawr Wybrnant - 2.9 miles (Historic House)
Swallow Falls Waterfall - 3.8 miles (Countryside)
Gwydir Uchaf Chapel - 4.4 miles (Historic Church)
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