Dolgellau attractions

Dolgellau attractions

DolgellauDolgellau lies in the northwestern county of Gwynedd in North Wales, an area bordered by the Irish Sea with a beautiful coastline and the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heartland. It is a region of craggy mountains with lakes, rivers and waterfalls, dense forests and miles of golden sandy beaches. It is a large county though sparsely populated and has numerous visitor attractions with Portmeirion village, the film set for The Prisoner, Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Talyllyn Railway.

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Attractions Cymmer Abbey, near Dolgellau. Cymmer Abbey was founded in 1198. The buildings were never completed and of the church, only the nave was ever built. The situation is typically Cistercian, in a remote valley with fast-flowing streams. Today the site is in the care of the Welsh Historic Monuments. Remains of the church and of the cloister layout can be viewed by the public. About 2 miles north of Dolgellau.

Cymmer Abbey

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Attractions Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway, Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2EX. Tel: 01341 250362. The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway extends two and a half miles between Fairbourne Village and Penrhyn Point where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch Gauge track. www.fairbournerailway.com. About 9 miles southwest of Dolgellau.

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway

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Attractions Talyllyn Railway Company, Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd LL36 9EY. Tel: 01654 710472. The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. The line runs for seven and a quarter miles (11.8 km) through the beautiful Fathew valley. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. www.talyllyn.co.uk. About 10 miles southwest of Dolgellau.

Tywyn Talyllyn railway

Attractions Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 9AZ. Tel: 01654 705950. Europe’s leading eco-centre and set in beautiful countryside, the Centre is a unique visitor attraction with seven acres of interactive displays to inspire and entertain visitors of all ages. Ride the water-cliff railway, relax in our tranquil tropical organic gardens, enjoy our free holiday activities for kids and step inside Britain’s greenest building with gift shop and information centre. Open all year round, seven days a week. An amazing feat of engineering, and unique in Europe, the cliff railway is an ecologically sound way of transporting visitors between the car park, which is at valley floor level, and the centre itself which is in an old slate quarry, 180ft above. About 10 miles south of Dolgellau.

Centre for Alternative Technology Machynlleth

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Attractions King Arthur's Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF. Underground tours. Pottery, Jewellery Studio - Celtic and Contemporary Jewellery, Leather, Candle Studio, Bumblebee Quilting, Café, Glass, Glassware, Furniture, Wooden items. About 9 miles south of Dolgellau.

King Arthur's Labyrinth

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