BETTWS Y COED, an urban district of Carnarvonshire, North Wales, 4 m.
The words "y coed" are added to distinguish this Bettws from several others in Wales, especially that near Llandeilo Fawr, Carmarthenshire, not far from the Bettws hills.
Bettws y coed is a favourite village for artists and tourists.
The road from Bettws y coed, past the Swallow Falls to Capel Curig, and thence to Llanberis and Carnarvon, is very interesting, grand and lonely.
In summer, coaching tours discharge numbers of visitors daily; the railway station is Bettws (London & NorthWestern railway).
Bettws, a corrupt form of the English " bead-house," or possibly of the Latin " beatus " - Bettws-y-coed, Bettws Ifan.