Former slate quarrying village on doorstep of the dramatic Nant Ffrancon Pass, Ogwen Falls and some of North Wales’s wildest mountain scenery. A new traffic-free section on the Lôn Las Ogwen cycle and walking path now links Bethesda with Porth Penrhyn on the coast – look out for the display boards en route that interpret the area’s local heritage. Recent development is the new gateway visitor centre at Nant Ffrancon to Cwm Idwal and the Ogwen Valley, with interactive interpretation, information and refreshments. 

Award winning Zip World attraction has attracted a huge amount of interest since it opened back in 2013. It's home to the fastest zip line in the world where you soar over Penrhyn Quarry and travel at speeds of over 100mph while you take in the breathtaking views and feel the freedom of flight.