Trefriw Conwy Snowdonia Mountains and Coast Wales

Trefriw Tourist Information

Nestled under the Carneddau mountains in the Conwy valley, the village of Trefriw was originally a busy trading port. During the Victorian age, it became a tourist attraction, with visitors arriving either by paddle steamer or train to take the waters at the Trefriw Wells Roman Spa. Nowadays Trefriw is a peaceful place, ideally situated for enjoying all the Snowdonia National Park has to offer. With two beautiful lakes within walking distance and the famous Marin mountain bike trail beginning just a mile away, Trefriw can offer a wonderful base for holidays and short breaks.

Trefriw Woollen Mills where you can watch the hydro-electric powered looms in action, is still a big draw. The current building dates from the 1970's, but the original 'pandy' or fulling mill was also powered by water from the Afon Crafnant, and the Victorian mill can still be seen on the river behind. The mill also has a shop selling the woollen goods produced there, and a tea room.

Along the main street are two pubs serving meals, a general store/newsagents/cafe, a butcher/grocer and the Post Office. There is also a hotel with a bistro at the north end of the village, and a small caravan park on Gower's road also has touring pitches. There are also several B&B's providing accommodation.

Trefriw Trails are a series of marked walks around the town, and include the Fairy Falls, riverside walks and longer trails up to the lakes of Crafnant and Geirionydd. Maps of these can be obtained in the local shops.

The Fairy Falls, named by the Victorians - who were much fascinated by the idea of fairies, is a hidden waterfall on the Afon Crafnant, just a short walk up the hill behind the village stores. Living up to its name, it is gentle and sparkling in drier weather, but can soon turn into a raging torrent in heavy rain!

St. Mary's church was built in 1230, and it is said that Llewelyn Fawr, who had a hunting lodge in Trefriw, caused it to be built because his wife, Joan, became tired of walking up the hill to the church at Llanrhychwyn. It is over a mile to Llanrhychwyn's tiny, ancient church, and it is well worth a visit for the charm of its situation in the fields.

Gower's Road, which begins just by the bridge over the Crafnant, leads down to the Conwy river and the pedestrian suspension bridge built by the Reverend John Gower, a former rector of the village, to link Trefriw to the railway station in Llanrwst - it is a walk of about 1 mile to Llanrwst North station on the Conwy Valley line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

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