Local area information
Unhurried and unspoilt. That’s the coast and country of Mid-Wales. It’s an explorers’ paradise.
With so much to see, you’ll find yourself coming back, year after year. Even so you will never exhaust all that this region has to offer.
You can start with a nostalgic ride on the Tal-y-llyn Narrow Gauge Railway. Starting at Tywyn it winds along to Abergnolwyn and then onto Nant Gwernol. It was the first railway of its kind in Britain to be saved from closure.
On the coast is Aberdovey with its unspoilt harbour ideal for sailing and fishing. There’s an 18 hole Championship golf course and four miles of golden sands stretching all the way to Tywyn.
Fairbourne has two miles of golden sands. The narrow gauge railway extends to Penrhyn Point where you can catch the ferry to Barmouth.
The University town of Aberystwth is only 35 miles away.
Tywyn is an attractive town with a good sandy beach, promenade, a selection of interesting shops and has a weekly market from May until September. It has an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre, cinema, skate-board park and recreational ground offering bowls, tennis, putting and a children’s play area.
At King Arthur’s Labyrynth take a unique underground boat ride, through the great waterfall into a world of myths and legends. In a labyrinth of tunnels and caverns, tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends unfold.
Corris Craft Centre is the starting point and is home to ten craft workshops and café.
Going inland are the market towns of Dolgellau, Bala and Machynlleth with its weekly market every Wednesday. Bala is also noted for its lakes which are ideal for sailing.
If you enjoy a pleasant walk through peaceful countryside, perhaps followed by a picnic, Dolgoch Falls are well worth a visit. Cader Idris, the mountainous region of Gwynedd provides a range of scenic outings for hill walkers.