Once an 18th Century coaching inn Elen's Castle is full of history, but offers truly eco-friendly green accommodation.

  • Historic coaching inn
  • Next to Elen's Well
  • Electric car charging points
  • Eco-friendly biomass heating

The hotel is associated with the legend of Elen and the Princes of Gwynedd, but offers modern eco-friendly hotel accommodation including electric car charging points for guests visiting Snowdonia with their electric car.

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Elen's Castle Hotel


At the centre of Dolwyddelan is Elen’s Castle Hotel, named after Dolwyddelan Castle on the outskirts of the village. Dating back to the early 18th Century, Elen’s Castle Hotel was originally part of the Earl of Ancaster’s Welsh estate. It was rented out for £2.12s.6d per year in 1874! In later years it became a village beer house and coaching inn. Today it still retains much of this original historic character as a very comfortable, privately-run family hotel.

Elen’s Well (Ffynnon Elen) is a small rectangular basin 9-foot by 7 foot with walls of earth-mortared rubble and a drinking trough. The water is reputed to have healing properties and is said to steam in frosty weather. The well can be reached by a path alongside the Hotel and was recently preserved.


We have carbon-neutral heating and hot water and electric car charging points for Teslas and type 2 electric vehicles.


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Guest Comments

Little Gem

Lovely location great food and bar Great room with comfy bed . Breakfast was cooked to perfection. Good location to have a tesla destination charger. Felt very welcome will be returning soon.
- Paul Smith
(from QBook)