Dolgellau is a picturesque little town in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is located within the Snowdonia National Park and is an important centre for Welsh traditional music.

Get in

By bus

Dolgellau is served by the Traws Cambria bus network from all across Wales.

By train

The nearest station is at Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast line. Traws Cambria and Bws Gwynedd services connect the towns. Machynlleth station is not much further away and is better connected to the main population centres in the English Midlands.

By bike

Dolgellau is on National Cycle Network route 8.

By Road

Dolgellau is on the main A470 Trunk road which connects north and south Wales. The A494 comes from the north-east and the A458 comes from the east, joining the A470 at nearby Dinas Mawddwy.

By Yacht

Yacht moorings are available at Barmouth harbour. Harbourmaster: +44 1341 280671

Get around

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Bed and Breakfast

Go next

Tucked away on the idyllic southern shore of the Mawddach estuary, the village of Penmaenpool is only three miles west of Dolgellau. Penmaenpool can be reached by road (A493) or via the disused railway line footpath and cycle route which starts near the main car park in Dolgellau. The railway path "calls" first at Penmaenpool, but extends another three miles or so to Morfa Mawddach and the Barmouth railway bridge which can be crossed for a modest toll.

Continuing westwards from Penmaenpool, the main road turns to the south at Fairbourne. From here it twists and turns along the cliff tops through the pretty village of Llwyngwril to Rhoslefain. Just a few miles to the south lies the town of Tywyn, with miles of sandy beach. Tywyn is also home to the famous Talyllyn Railway.

If you fancy a day at the seaside, then Barmouth is easily reached by local buses or by walking or cycling along the Mawddach Trail.

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