Rohan Betws-y-Coed Outdoor Clothing and Travel Clothing

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

Croeso, Welcome to Rohan Betws y Coed from Kev and Charly

Shop address: Holyhead Road, Betws y Coed, LL24OBN

Telephone Number:  01690 710 816

Shop Opening Hours:

Mon: 10:00 – 17:00
Tue: 10:00 – 17:00
Wed: 10:00 – 17:00
Thu: 10:00 – 17:00
Fri: 10:00 – 17:00
Sat: 09:30 – 17:30
Sun: 11:00 – 16:00

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.


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  1. Rohantime says:

    News from Rohan Rohan Betws-y-Coed
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  2. Kevin Wylie says:

    Seasons Greetings

    Xmas opening hours

    24th Dec Closed
    25th Dec Closed
    26th Dec Closed
    27th Dec 0900 – 1800 Sale begins
    28th Dec 0900 – 1800
    29th Dec 0900 – 1800
    30th Dec 0900 – 1800
    31st Dec 0900 – 1700
    1st Jan Closed
    2nd Jan 1000 – 1700
    3rd Jan 1000 – 1700

  3. Nick Rushbrooke says:

    Hi Kevin,
    We are off to Potugal and I’m wearing my new blue Chinos – they are so comfortable! I would like to buy two more pairs in the green and grey, 36″ regular is my fit. We don’t get back till late on the 29th and I’m in court on Fri 30. I have old Rohan and outdoorwear to trade in on the Sept offer. If I phone you on the Friday and order and then bring in the trade in stuff the next day, the Sat 1st Oct, would that work? I could pay by credit card over the phone on the Friday.

  4. Kevin@Betws says:

    Merry Xmas to all our customers. Please note we are closed on Christmas Eve and open again for the Big Sale on 28th December.

  5. Kevin@Betws says:

    Nadolig Llawen yn Betws y Coed.

    Christmas arrives in Betws y Coed on 5th December. Lots of festive fun in the village and an evening lantern parade. A massive 20% off purchases made on the day and homemade mince pies along with mulled wine in store for our customers. We will be open from 10am until 6.30pm on the day.

  6. Kevin@Betws says:

    Shop will be closing at 2.30pm instead of 5pm on Friday 11th September.

  7. Kevin@Betws says:

    World Mountain Running Championships taking place from Betws y Coed from 12th to 20th September.

    Gift Your Gear please donate your unwanted outdoor clothing, that’s waterproofs, fleeces, outdoor trousers, insulated jackets, hats, gloves and rucksack, regardless of brand, including children’s clothing during September and in return Rohan would like to offer you 15% off a full priced purchase made the same day as a qualifying Gift Your Gear donation.

  8. Kevin@Betws says:

    Summer sale now in full swing – now with further reductions to many lines. Come and pay us a visit here at Rohan Betws y Coed.

  9. Hi, I bought a lightweight cap from you a couple of years (maybe more) ago from you, do you still stock them?

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