Capel Garmon is a village in the county of Conwy, North Wales. The village is renowned for the neolithic burial chamber that is located on the outskirts of the village. Located high above the Conwy Valley and the popular inland resort of Betws y Coed, the village offers a single pub and restaurant and marvellous views of the Conwy Valley and Snowdonia National Park. The village is well worth a visit if only for the delightful views from the winding country lanes. The old chapel in the village also offers a prime viewing spot for the late residents of Capel Garmon with tombstones placed looking out across the Conwy Valley. They are indeed "tombs with a view".....
The old chapel at Capel Garmon was originally a "chapel of ease" to Llanrwst, the market town in the valley below. The church served the area of Garth Garmon and Tybrith Uchaf, and Capel Garmon did not become a separate parish until 1927. There have been a number of churches on this site since early times and the present building was consecrated on 11 November 1862 but it is now in a dilapidated condition and sadly was closed some years ago. I know no more about Capel Garmon other than that the great grandmother of my wife ( Eira Wyn ) lived in the village many years ago.
Driving Routes - Directions
Leave Betws y Coed on the A5 travelling north to Conwy. Turn right after a few hundred yards at sign pointing to Capel Garmon. Follow the narrow and very steep road to Capel Garmon (approx 1.5 miles). Walkers from Betws y Coed can follow the footpath through the woodlands, the start of which is opposite the Waterloo Bridge. Alternatively you could cycle up the hill as per directions above.