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 www.alwaysaimhighevents.com

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 www.trailbetws.com

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. www.nadoligbetws.co.uk

 

14 Comments

  1. Chris @ Betws says:

    Here in Snowdonia, North Wales, the temperature has started to drop and snow has started to coat the mountains.

    There is only 12 days left till Christmas! Anyone who recieved the £10 gift cards in the sumer, don’t forget, these expire on Christmas Eve.

    Need any stocking fillers? We have stock of products from Nite Ize and Human Gear such as the Buglit and Go Toob.

    Click below to see whats available:
    http://www.rohan.co.uk/essential-travel-accessories

  2. Chris @ Betws says:

    We currently have a fantastic promotion ongoing with 20% off many Winter Warmer lines includng the brilliant Nightfall down jacket (available in mens & womens).

    Promotion ends on the 1st December

    Click here to see whats available: http://www.rohan.co.uk/christmas-gifts-winter-warmers

  3. It’s the last weekend of the Mid Season Sale here in Betws-y-Coed which means its the last chance to come and grab a bargain and have a walk in Snowdonia National Park amongst the autumnal trees of the Gwydyr Forest.

    Still plenty of sale stock left. Click below to see whats available:

    http://www.rohan.co.uk/Mid-Season-Sale

  4. The Mid Season Sale has started! That means many of our new season lines are reduced with over 30% off.

    Come in and have a look to get some bargain prices on some new winter clothing.

  5. Summer is coming to an end and Autunn is on its way. The hills are purple with the heather in bloom and the scent of honey. Betws y Coed in Snowdonia is the perfect place to stay. A good base for shopping, of course at the Rohan shop in the village. GYG is still operational. So after your adventure in the hills,a good bargain is to be had.
    This weekend Sunday 28th September the ski slope at The National Mountain Centre of Plas y Brenin is going to re-open after quite a few years of being shut. Set in the mountains with an awesome view of Snowdon and surrouding peaks. Come and play in the mountains of North Wales for the weekend!!

  6. Gift Your Gear has been extended to the 5th October!

    Perfect oppurtunity to dig out some old gear and receive a great discount on some new clothes!

    With a low pressure system set to move in towards the end of the week, the weather will be turning much more autumnal; meaning you will have the chance to test your new autumn/winter season jackets and clothes sooner than you might have thought!

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  7. Here at Betws-y-Coed the Gift Your Gear donations are piling up! But there is plenty of room for more!

    Donate your unwanted outdoor clothing during the month of September, that’s all outdoor clothing, rucksacks and includes children’s clothing regardless of brand and receive 15% off any full price purchase made on the same day. Offer ends 30th September 2014.

    See here for some more details: http://rohantime.com/53147/gift-your-gear-at-any-rohan-shop-this-september/

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  8. The start of September means Summer is now over, but it also means its time for Gift Your Gear!

    Just bring along any old; but useable outdoor gear you have lying around OF ANY BRAND (it doesnt have to be Rohan!), in exchange for 15% off any full price purchase you make.

    At the end of the month all the items are compiled and sent to a number of charities and groups that can make use of the clothing.

    Come in to see what we have in store and trade in some of your old, slightly tired outdoor clothing.

  9. The new season stock had now started to arrive with lots of new items and also some old ones brought back into the range like the Uplanders mens trousers.

    To see whats new; click below and come in store to give it a try!

    Mens: http://www.rohan.co.uk/mens-new-arrivals-clothing-and-accessories

    Womens: http://www.rohan.co.uk/womens-new-arrivals-clothing-and-accessories

  10. Chris @ Betws says:

    Last day of the Summer Essentials Promotion today! So last chance to come and grab some discounted items for the slowly increasing temperatures, or for your summer break.

    Open till 1700 today.

  11. Chris @ Betws says:

    The weather is slowly warming up here in North Wales, and the days are longer which means more time outside!

    Perfect timing for our summer promotion!

    We have 20% off all the summer essentials including:
    – Short Sleeve Shirts and Tops
    – Polos and T-Shirts
    – Shorts and Skirts

    Click here http://www.rohan.co.uk/Summer-Essentials to see what is on offer!

  12. A quick reminder. Cerdded Conwy Walks – Trefriw Walking Festival starts tomorrow a great excuse to visit North Wales. Historical walks, geo-caching, learn navigation, dog walks, woodcraft walks and even wild swimming walks.
    Bodnant Gardens near Conwy is at its best at the moment.

    Don’t forget to pop into the Rohan shop in Betws y Coed.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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