the 'Evo' Triangle
EVO Magazine journalists use this set of great driving roads to test the latest cars for their articles. The 20 mile route starts on the A543 (just off the A5) heading North along tight sweeping bends. You will then take a right onto the B4501 which then takes you on some nice long sweeping bends with views of the Llyn Brenig Lake. You then head back to the A5 through the village of Cerrigydrudion, to the start of the route.

Y Giler Arms
(LL24 0LL, Betws Y Coed)

A warm welcome awaits you at the award winning Y Giler Arms, a traditional Inn just off the A5. The Inn is only a few miles from Betws-y-Coed on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. From mountains to lakes, castles to coast, Y Giler is in the perfect location to explore all the great roads that North Wales has to offer. Serving award wining real ale from the Bathams (Delph) brewery, fine wines, & home cooked food in the lakeside restaurant.
On site parking.

Groes Inn
(LL32 8TN, Conwy)

At about 20 miles from the Evo route, this Inn is not exactly close, but the EVO boys have stayed at The Groes Inn. Its a very nice little place, they do good grub and whats more its a nice little run down there from the Triangle too.
Car parking available on site.

The Royal Oak Hotel
(LL24 0AY, Betws-Y-Coed)

The Royal Oak Hotel is a three star historic former coaching inn surrounded by woodland, boasting a prime location at the Gateway to Snowdonia village of Betws-y-Coed. The rooms have been designed to incorporate the heritage of the hotel alongside contemporary luxury. Some have Jacuzzi bathrooms and ornate four-poster or sleigh beds. All rooms have Wi-Fi access and flatscreen TVs. The award winning Llugwy River Restaurant has been recently redesigned and the inspiration for the menu comes from the seasonality of the local produce Wales has to offer. Alternative dining is found in the relaxed atmosphere of the Grill Bar with hearty breakfasts, daily specials and fabulous Welsh Cream Teas. On site parking available.

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