Rohan in Betws-y-Coed

The Rohan Shop in Betws-y -Coed Kev and Charly and Family

Croeso, welcome from Kev and Charly

Rohan Betws y Coed

Shop address: Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed, LL24OBN

Telephone Number:  01690 710 816

Shop Opening Hours:

Mon: 9:30 – 17:30
Tue: 9:30 – 17:30
Wed: 9:30 – 17:30
Thu: 9:30 – 17:30
Fri: 9:30 – 17:30
Sat: 9:30 – 17:30
Sun: 10:00 – 17:00

Our shop is located on the only road through the village, the A5, near to the pretty Pont y Pair bridge (with its small fir tree island and waterfall where you can see the salmon leaping every autumn). It is on the left hand side of the road if you are going up the hill towards Capel Curig and the mountains of Snowdonia. The Caffi Caban y Pair is situated next door for lovely homemade cakes, speciality teas and coffees, so you can contemplate those impending Rohan purchases.

Rohan in Betws y Coed

Apart from being one of the most beautiful places in the British Isles, Betws-Y-Coed and North Wales has so much to offer, from fabulous scenery, technical mountain biking trails, climbing, walking, kayaking/canoeing, horse riding, fishing, quad biking, underground mine activities, gorge walking, fabulous coastal scenery, sailing, surfing, sea kayaking, kite surfing/buggying, to motor sports, it has all the sporting activities you could wish for. The National Mountain Centre of Plas y Brenin is situated a few miles away in Capel Curig and many Local Authorities have their Outdoor Centres located nearby.

Not only is every sporting taste catered for, there is also a wealth of Welsh heritage which is strong and alive and is of the utmost importance to this area. Betws Y Coed is at the head of the ”Royal valley” (Conwy Valley), Llewelyn the Great the most prestigious and famous Welsh Prince was born in Dolwyddelan (near Betws Y Coed), he was an astute ruler who fought the Normans and many other invaders to defend the Welsh people. He was not only a great ruler but became a Folk hero as well, many Welsh mystical tales and folk stories are associated with him. Today the legacy of people like Llewelyn the Great mean that Welsh culture and language are alive and vibrant, 63% of people in the Conwy valley speak Welsh.

Rohan Betws y Coed

Not only is there Welsh language but also the Eisteddfod which is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance, this tradition of Welsh artists dates back to the 12th Century. The Conwy valley town of Llanwrst has hosted the National Eisteddfod the largest cultural event in Europe. Today the Eisteddfod tradition starts from the very earliest age at Primary school and is very important in all the local schools which immerse pupils in the Welsh language and which becomes part of children’s and adult’s natural culture. The standard of literature, music, art and poetry as a result is world class. A taste of this heritage can be heard in Betws y Coed at St Michael’s Church with various Male Voice Choirs performing and which run from July to September every Sunday evening.

Betws Y Coed lies at the confluence of four stunningly beautiful forested valleys and their rivers, which have produced a dramatic landscape. There are tumbling waterfalls and rivers and the huge Gwydir Forest with a host of tranquil lakes surrounds the village. Many trails both walking and mountain biking start from the village and suit all abilities, from strolls along the riverside to steep climbs into and above the forest with magnificent views of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia.

An artists colony was formed in 1844 and the building of the railway lead to many fine Victorian stone houses being built, which make up the village of Betws y Coed.

“The list of things to do in and around the area is endless, everyone is catered for, from the culture vulture to the adrenaline junky, (perhaps not the sun seekers though!)

There are numerous truly stunning historical sights to visit nearby Betws y Coed;

Dolwyddelan Castle built in the 12th Century believed to be Llewylyn Fawr’s birth place.

Ty Mawr the farmhouse birthplace of Bishop William Morgan who translated the bible into Welsh in 1588

Llanrhychwyn Church the oldest church in Wales even possibly in Britain with medieval coloured glass

St Grwsts Church bulit in 1170 houses the coffin of Llewelyn Fawr

Gwydyr Castle rebuilt in the 16th Century

Neolithic Burial Chambers dating back from 1500BC

Bodnant Gardens are world renowned and fabulous

Betws Y Coed has its own golf course and fishing permits can be bought from a local hotel.


Some info on events up and coming in and around Betws y Coed. 

6.10.2013 Eryri-Snowdonia Snowman Triathlon Capel Curig Conwy

26/27.10.2013 Snowdonia Walking Festival – walks guided by a local experts for all levels of fitness.

9.11.2013 Betws-y-Coed Trail Challenge a 10k trail race around the beautiful Llyn Elsi

14-17th November 2013 Wales Rally GB (FIA World Rally Championships) 14.11.2013 Gwydyr Forest / Penmachno

30 Nov/1 Dec Nadolig Betws  – Betws y Coed Christmas Fair events still to be decided. A great festive weekend with a fabulous lantern parade and late night shopping.


Gift YOUR Gear it belongs outdoors


  1. Charly @ Betws says:

    Easter is nearly upon us, the weather is warming up, Spring is well on its way. Why not come and visit Snowdonia?
    Join in with Conwy’s Community Walking project. A group of volunteer walk leaders providing guided walks in Conwy throughout the year. The 2014 Spring Walks programme is available now and is packed with over 20 walks, everyone is catered for.

    The Trefriw Walking Festival starts on 15th May. From Lost and Found-Map Reading and Navigation Workshop, Woodcraft Walk, Wildflower Ramble, Discovering The Past, Introduction to Geocaching,the ever popular Wild Swimming Taster Walk and many more. Information about the walks can be found at

    How about starting with a walk on Sunday 13th April ‘South of the Llugwy’ -a walk from Betws y Coed to Capel Curig- !4 km/8 miles -470metres / 1500 feet of ascent. For more information and bookings call Peter Collins 01492 680353.
    After the walk relax in Betws y Coed have a well deserved cuppa in one the many cafes, pop into the Rohan and be tempted by the new range of summer clothes: lightweight, durable, easycare, fast drying, highly packable, versatile and functional. See you soon, Charly, Kev and Chris

  2. Chris @ Betws says:

    Only a few days left to donate to Gift Your Gear.

    Bring any old outdoor gear in store: Jackets, trousers, fleeces, etc. Regardless of brand, and receive 15% off any purchase you make in store.

    Offer ends on the 31st March.

  3. Chris @ Betws says:

    We have had an amazing response to Gift Your Gear so far. Please keep it up over the next couple of weeks, come in and have a look at the new season stock. 15% off when you Gift Your Gear.

  4. Chris @ Betws says:

    Now the sale has finished we are off to a rather wet start of February. However it might be the best time to start stocking up on your wardrobe ready for the spring.

    New season stock has started arriving in store with all new colours and designs for the Spring/Summer 2014 season.

    Pop in to see what’s new!

  5. Kevin@ Betws says:

    Opening hours over Xmas

    24th 9.30am until 2pm
    25th Closed
    26th Closed
    27th 9.00am until 5.30pm

  6. Chris @ Betws says:

    With only a few days left till Christmas come and grab some last minute pressies.

    Open on Christmas eve
    Closed Christmas Day
    Closed Boxing Day
    Open on the 27th ready for the sale!

  7. Chris @ Betws says:

    20% off all merino till 15th December

    Get ready for winter with a toasty merino baselayer.

    See what’s available here:

  8. Chris @ Betws says:

    Well it’s November already and it’s off to a wet start, but don’t let that put you off.
    Pack a Rohan waterproof and go out anyway. You will have the hills to yourselves and still have a great day.

    See the website for mens…

    … and womens waterproofs

  9. Chris @ Betws says:

    Our Mid Season Sale is here with upto 30% off of many lines.

    See here for more details:

    Come to see us for something warm to wear now Autumn is in full swing.
    While your here why not stop to see the salmon jumping at the waterfall under Pont-y-Pair bridge.

  10. Chris @ Betws says:

    The Gift Your Gear has now ended. Thank you to all those who donated, we had a fantastic response!

    There is however, still chance to grab a bargain with 20% off selected fleeces to keep you warm as we head into autumn.

    Follow this link for further details:

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