Outside view of Tŷ Hyll (the Ugly House)

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The Snowdonia Society looks after The Ugly House. Who built the house, and when, remains a mystery. Home to a fabulous tearoom with a natural garden cared for by a group of volunteers.

Within The Ugly House, itself a nice stone cottage, is the Honey Pot Tearoom. Making homemade food using local ingredients, the tearoom is popular with locals and tourists. Enjoy homemade Bara Brith, in a traditional Welsh cottage. To burn off the calories, explore the wildlife garden and woodland that surround the House.

The wildlife gardens and woodland are open throughout the year. However, The Honey Pot Tearoom closes from the end of October to March. You can contact the Honey Pot Tearoom by calling 01492 642322.

The main reason for volunteers at The Ugly House is to care for nature, in particularly, the honeybee. As you walk in the woodland, you will come across many beehives. To help the volunteers work, bee-friendly plants are there to buy.



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Tŷ Hyll / The Ugly House

Type:Historic House / Palace

Capel Curig, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, LL24 0DS

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Tel: 01492 642322

Opening Times

* The garden and woodland are open all day every day all year round. Tearoom and Honeybee Centre: Please call the tearoom (01492 685498) for bookings and current opening times.

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