The historic market town of Dolgellau is possibly one of the most beautiful places in Snowdonia. Steeped in history, signs of the once successful woollen industry are evident all around the narrow street and squares, including old mills, winch-hoods and elegant houses. A great base to explore the many exciting trails across Snowdon National Park, the town is also 33 miles from the holiday resort of Aberystwyth.
Why visit Dolgellau?
Dolgellau is not only beautiful but interesting too. A great base for climbers and walkers, it is also popular with mountain bikers who hurtle along the flat Mawddach Trail to the pretty seaside town of Barmouth. Full of history, it is also the perfect place from which to explore the rest of Wales.
Things to do in Dolgellau:
Apart from its propensity for adventure sports, you can walk or cycle the Mawddach Trail, walk the popular Precipice and Torrent walks, visit Cymer Abbey just 2 miles away and spend a day at the breath-taking Cregennen Lakes. Also, pop into the pretty stone-fronted shops and restaurants.
Why stay in a Dolgellau cottage?
Staying in one of our cottages in Dolgellau gives you the perfect base to not only lose yourself in a traditional Welsh town but also to explore the rest of the country including the dramatic castles and beautiful national parks. Our cottages are the perfect retreat to return to at the end of the day.
Three must see things in Dolgellau:
- Walk or cycle along the disused railway line all the way to the pretty seaside town of Barmouth.
- Explore the mountains and hills of Snowdon National Park as well as its coastal towns and villages.
- Have a day out at Cymer Abbey and stop off for a cream tea before heading home.