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Dolgellau Webcam
  • Cross Foxes - Bar Grill Rooms

    Offering luxurious, individually furnished rooms with views of idyllic Snowdonia, Cross Foxes is a newly refurbished, Grade II listed building. It features a stylish bar and grill with open kitchen.
  • Bryn Mair House

    This Georgian townhouse is situated in the market town of Dolgellau. Formerly a rectory, it boasts free Wi-Fi and free parking, in an acre of secluded grounds at the foot of Cadair Idris.
  • Dolserau Hall

    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.
  • Penmaenuchaf Hall

    In 21 acres of gardens and woodland, this country house hotel has a fine restaurant. Penmaenuchaf Hall is a 5-minute drive from Dolgellau.
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Dai Sheppard Book

Dolgellau And The Great War

Published in July 2014 by Dai Sheppard.

“Of the millions who lost their lives in the First World War, 107 of them are commemorated on the war memorial in Dolgellau. These people Weren't statistics but individuals with their own unique stories...”

More Details on the War Memorial Page
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Yr Hen Efail
A Dolgellau tea-room has been named the top place in North Wales to have a fry-up. Yr Hen Efail Tearooms saw off runner-up Caffi Calley's Café in Caernarfon and Holyhead's The Beach Hut Guest House, third. After a top ten short-list was drawn up, more than 800 people voted on the Daily Post's Facebook and Twitter pages. Some even took the time to put pen to paper to back their best brekkie.

Read More on The Daily Post Website

Welcome to

Welcome to the original website devoted to the historic Welsh market town of Dolgellau, which I started 14 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 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.

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.

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
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Skydiving Appeal
The Girls Skydiving for Prostate Cancer UK - Suzanne Williams, Emma Davies & Bernese Warren.

Please sponsor us. We really wanted to make a difference for the men this year and raise awareness of Prostate Cancer. The symptoms are so often ignored and this really needs to be changed. Very often, as in Suzannes Dad's case, symptoms are ignored for too long and it is too late to help them. And so we thought that to show how serious we are about this, and with your help, raise loads and loads of money (hopefully), we would do something stupid and jump out of a plane.