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Bethesda is a town in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is often known locally as Pesda. The town lies at the foot of the Nant Francon pass, leading up the Ogwen valley into the heart of the Snowdonia mountains. It is ideal for walking Snowdonia.

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Bethesda is on the main A5 London to Holyhead road, about 6 miles south of Bangor.

By bus[edit]

Bus available from Llanrwst (6[dead link]) and Bangor (67[dead link]).

By train[edit]

Bangor is the closet rail station.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bethesda (Wales)


  • 1 Jerusalem Chapel. imposing Grade I listed Calvinistic Methodist Chapel Jerwsalem Chapel (Q17738234) on Wikidata Jerusalem Chapel, Bethesda on Wikipedia


  • 1 Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, 2 Ogwen Street, LL57 4YG (1 mile south of Bethesda, via the A5), +44 1248 601 444, . Open every day, except closed Tu and W in winter. One of three Zip World attractions in the area (the others are in Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog), located in an enormous abandoned slate quarry. 'Velocity' is the longest zipwire in Europe and the fastest in the world. You can also tour the quarry in a big red truck. Velocity zipwire: from £60 p.p. Quarry tour: £10 p.p. Penrhyn Quarry (Q1712484) on Wikidata Penrhyn Quarry on Wikipedia




  • 1 Douglas Arms, Ogwen Terrace, High St, LL57 3AY, +44 1248 600219. Renowned traditional pub, barely changed for decades. Well worth a visit to see an aspect of UK culture that the chain pubs have almost eradicated.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Bethesda
Bangor  NW  SE  Capel CurigBetws-y-Coed

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