...Dolgellau, the Mawddach estuary, and the surrounding lakes, beaches and mountains of Snowdonia National Park.
Explore a slower pace of life, or pit yourself against the rugged environment.
Explore a town with over 200 listed buildings and hill-tops scored with paths and scattered with the remains of earlier settlements. You are as likely to come across a standing stone or slate quarry as a sheep fold.
Explore valleys, forests and shorelines dotted by nature reserves and home to extraordinary wildlife. Otters, peregrine falcons and dolphins can be spotted if you know where to look – and are lucky!
Explore from Dolgellau...
Attractions in or near Dolgellau include:
- Cader Idris – a spectacular mountain with both challenging routes and paths for the less experienced
- Coed-y-Brenin - one of the leading mountain biking centres in Europe
- The Mawddach Trail – a family friendly ten mile cycle route along a disused railway line from Dolgellau and across Barmouth’s iconic bridge
- Tŷ Siamas – the new national centre for Welsh folk music with a great café and shop
- Portmeirion – Clough Williams-Ellis’ Italianate folly village and setting for cult sixties TV show "The Prisoner"
- Harlech Castle – Edward I’s atmospheric castle and world heritage site
- The Centre for Alternative Technology – Europe’s leading eco centre
- The famous Ffestiniog Railway and other steam railways at Tal-y-Llyn, Fairbourne, Llyn Tegid at Bala and Corris
- King Arthur’s Labyrinth – travel by boat into the vast underground caverns and enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends
- Corris Craft Centre – 9 Craft Workshops packed with hand crafted items for your home, garden and gifts for others
- Corris Mine Explorers – a rare opportunity to explore an abandoned Welsh Slate Mine with one of Wales' most experienced Mine Explorers
- Blue Flag sandy beaches - at Fairbourne and Barmouth