Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Betws-y-Coed, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Betws-y-Coed, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Betws-y-Coed, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly option.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom by month

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January

In January, Betws-y-Coed is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Betws-y-Coed, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%. Additionally, it is windy.

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February

February in this region can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

March in Betws-y-Coed is pretty cool and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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April

April here is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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May

May can be chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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June

June in Betws-y-Coed is chilly, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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July

July in Betws-y-Coed is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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August

August in Betws-y-Coed is crisp and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in Betws-y-Coed is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

In October, Betws-y-Coed is brisk and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Betws-y-Coed, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is windy.

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November

November in this region is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

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December

December in Betws-y-Coed is pretty cool and very rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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Activities for Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Betws-y-Coed.

If you go to National Park Information Centre & TIC, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet

If you go to the Conwy Valley Railway Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Dolwyddelan Castle, take:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you can carry your stuff.

If you decide to visit Swallow Falls, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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