Welcome to the original website devoted to the historic Welsh market town of Dolgellau, which I started fifteen years ago in May 2000. It contains general information, businesses, events, walks, accommodation and modern/historic photographs of the town and surrounding area.

Dolgellau is set in the southern part of The Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of the Cader Idris (Cadair Idris) mountain range with three main routes to the summit. View the Webcam of Dolgellau and Cader Idris.

The area boasts abundant wildlife, including two Osprey nest sites about an hours drive away (one to the north at Glaslyn and another one to the south by the river Dyfi). There is a great deal of bird life around the Mawddach Estuary and the woods and countryside.
The town is a great base for touring Snowdonia with many popular walks only two or three miles from the town centre. These include Torrent Walk and Precipice Walks (old and new). Another very popular walk bike ride starts from the town car park and runs nine miles along the old railway line to Barmouth on the coast. This is The Mawddach Trail (or "Llwybr Mawddach" in Welsh). This walk was featured on Julia Bradbury's "Railway Walks" series on the BBC a couple of years ago. There is also a very nice pub (the George III) after three miles at Penmaenpool.

Dolgellau is steeped in history and was formerly the county town of Merionethshire (now Gwynedd). The remains of historic Cymer Abbey (founded in 1198) can also be seen in the nearby village of Llanelltyd. This is again within walking distance of the town (being around a mile and a half away). The route also passes through the Dolgellau (nine-hole) Golf Course, which also serves tea.… READ MORE

Local Walks & Places to Go (See Our Walks & Routes Page for More)


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Ty Seren
Ty Seren - This 210-year old building was a former woollen mill.
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Bryn Mair
Bryn Mair - This Georgian townhouse was formerly a rectory and is set in an acre of secluded grounds.
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Plas Gwyn
300-year old Plas Gwyn B&B and Holiday Cottage offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking.
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Penmaenuchaf Hall
Penmaenuchaf Hall - In 21 acres of gardens and woodland, this country house hotel also has a fine restaurant.

Latest Photos of the Area from my Flickr Site at Wales.Photos


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Photos of the Dolgellau Golf Club
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Dolgellau Golf Club Summer
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Dolgellau Golf Club Winter
Dolgellau Golf Course is a family run club, with friendly staff and a welcoming relaxed atmosphere. Set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, it makes a ideal day out. Whether you live locally or are just visiting, golfer or non golfer, the course and club house have something to offer everyone. Nine-hole course with alternating tees for the second 9 holes. Visit their webisite at dolgellaugolfclub.com
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Dolgellau & Cader Idris Webcam

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Ffynnon Townhouse Dolgellau Snowdonia Wales
Ffynnon - 5 star luxury service with all the comforts to make your stay complete.
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300-year old Plas Gwyn B&B and Holiday Cottage offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking
300-year old Plas Gwyn B&B and Holiday Cottage offers free Wi-Fi and private parking.
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Dolserau Hall Hotel - This Victorian country house hotel is in Snowdonia National Park, looking out over its own quiet grounds to the hills and mountains. It has luxury rooms and an award-winning restaurant.
Dolserau Hall is a Victorian country house hotel in its own quiet grounds, with luxury rooms and an award-winning restaurant.
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Ty Seren
Ty Seren - This 210-year old building was a former woollen mill.