Wonderful Welsh Waterfalls

Published on 2021-05-29 / By hammy@trefeddian

Wales has some of the most majestic and beautiful waterfalls anywhere in the world, many of which can be found just a short drive away from the Trefeddian. Here are some of our favourites - perfect for a day out with a picnic which you can order while you stay with us.

Dolgoch Falls

Dolgoch Falls are the closest to the hotel - just a short drive away or a trip on the famous Talyllyn Railway will take you to these enchanting falls.  

Spectacular at any time of the year - especially if you have the energy to climb to the top - the river Dolgoch forms a series of waterfalls which cascade down a beautiful, rocky ravine on the mountainside to a deep pool below. The falls are impressive, particularly if the weather is wet - shelter under the trees, or in the cave, and watch the water thunder down.

Devil’s Bridge Falls

A short drive from Aberystwyth, or a journey on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, and you will find Devil’s Bridge Falls in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. The waterfalls are set deep within an ancient wooded gorge and are home to three bridges built one on top of the other. There are lots of myths and legends surrounding the bridges which can be discovered when you visit.

A series of nature trails will take you deep into the wooded gorge with spectacular views of the 300ft Mynach waterfalls. Follow in the footsteps of monks of past times, watch the red kites soar by and descend Jacob's Ladder before a well-deserved cuppa at the tearooms.

Swallow Falls

The third one on our favourite Welsh waterfalls is a little further afield on the edge of the quaint little Welsh town of Betws-y-Coed. Well worth the drive for the beautiful scenery, fabulous shops and lovely restaurants, this is a fabulous day out from the Trefeddian.

Swallow Falls is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales, flowing through a narrow chasm of limestone in the majestic Gwydir Forest. Wonderful woodland trails will take you along the river Llugwy past an ancient miner’s bridge and smaller waterfalls before you reach the charming Swallow Falls. As with all the waterfalls in Wales, it is at its most spectacular on a rainy day, so be sure to wear good shoes for your adventure.