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Sep 22, 2014

Misunderstandings at Swallow Falls

Many people who visit the beautiful Swallow Falls, near Betws-y-coed, want to know the name's origin, but it seems the story about it being mistranslated by English ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

tourists is a rural myth. That story says the Welsh word Ewynnol, meaning "foaming", was wrongly interpreted as Y Wennol, meaning "the swallow", but that's confounded by a written record from 1773. For the details, scan the QR codes at the falls. Or click here