Waterfalls in North Wales

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Discover amazing Waterfalls in North Wales with our extensive guide to the very best flows of water in a region famed for it’s incredible natural landscapes. The Welsh countryside is home to a phenomenal number of rivers, stream and waterfall features, providing the most ardent TLC fan with pretty much endless chasing opportunities! So without further ado, delve into our list of the best waterfalls in North Wales.


Aber Falls

The Afon Goch tributary falls over 120ft at Aber Falls, one of the most popular outdoor tourist spots in North Wales near the village of Abergwyngregyn. A short comfortable uphill walk from the car park leads to the falls, which are truly impressive in virtually any weather. It’s common to find the waterfall partially frozen in the harshest days of winter.


Conwy Falls

Located a few minutes drive from the town of Betws Y Coed, Conwy Falls is a great place for all the family to visit. The site features a magical woodland walk that winds down the hillside and opens up as this large, split level waterfall comes into view. An adequate car park and cafe are on site and it costs just £1 per person to enter.


Horseshoe Falls

Just outside of Llangollen, the home of the Eisteddfod, lies Horseshoe Falls – a weir that feeds water to the nearby canals. The weir was designated part of the Llangollen World Heritage Site in 2009 and was awarded this status due to the bold civil engineering solutions needed to construct a canal with no locks through such difficult terrain.


Ogwen Falls

In the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where Llyn Ogwen turns into the Ogwen River, there are magical waterfalls and an incredible ancient Roman bridge to be discovered just underneath the main A5 trunk road through the Nant Ffrancon valley.


Pistyll Rhaeadr

The highest single drop of water in the UK, 240ft (80m), Pistyll Rhaeadr is an enchanting place to visit in North Wales. The long valley drive to reach the waterfall is breathtaking and capped off by this awe inspiring enormous waterfall. It’s possible to walk to the top of the falls, with a rewarding view back down the valley.


Rhaeadr y Parc Mawr

Located between Llanrwst and Trefriw on the edge of Snowdonia National Park lies this hidden gem with it’s dual flows of water and large plunge pool below. It’s often called “Gray Mare’s Tail Falls and you can Read More Here…


Swallow Falls

Possibly one of the easiest and most impressive waterfalls to access in North Wales, with parking on the busy A5 road between Betws Y Coed and Capel Curig. The Swallow Falls Hotel is just across the road for accommodation or refreshments. For the more adventurous hikers it’s well worth exploring the footpaths on the north side of the Afon Llugwy river for fantastic alternative views of the falls.