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DolgellauUnited Kingdom

Dolgellau is a historicmarket town at the southern end of SnowdoniaNational Park, in north Wales, set atthe foot of the rugged slopes of Cader Idris. Thetown is on the banks of the River Wnion, crossed by an ancient stone bridge, YBont Fawr, dating back to 1638.

Dolgellau's history is arich tapestry woven around the woollen industry, a gold rush in the 19th Century— British royal wedding rings are made from Welsh gold to this day, includingthose of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge — and a community of 17thcentury Quakers who fled to Pennsylvania after being persecuted.

Staying inDolgellau Dolgellau has manyhotels, guesthousesand B&B accommodation both in the town itselfand in the surrounding area, fullof character to make your stay a touch out of the ordinary.

For example, a Grade-II listed building beside theMawddach Estuary dates back to the 17th Century, with carefully preserved periodfeatures as well as 21st Century facilities. Another stone-clad building usedto serve as the town's maternity home and combines quirky vintage design andfurnishings covered in pretty fabrics with en suite rooms each with its own flatscreen TV.

In addition to this, self-catering holiday lets areeasy to find, ranging from log cabins, barn conversions and charming stonefarmhouses through to a group of cottages that sleep up to 19 people.

Scenic campsites are available too, as well as budgetaccommodation in bunkhouses and the chance to stay in a yurt.

Eating Out inDolgellauDelightful opportunities to tantalise your taste budsare to be found in Dolgellau.

There is four star dining, catering for vegans andvegetarians as well as meat-eating gourmets, in an intimate restaurant in amedieval cellar. Another acclaimed restaurant has been in the Good Food Guideevery year since 1990.

Then there are pubs serving home-cooked, locallysourced food, there are cafés, bistros, steakhouses, fish and chips bars,Indian, Bangladeshi and Spanish cuisine — you will never go hungry inDolgellau.

Shopping inDollgellauDollgellau is arefreshing place to shop if you would like to get away from high street chainsand browse in small independent stores with personality and local colour.

Locally grown produce and farm-reared meat,artisan-baked bread, jewellery made from gold mined in the area, woollenclothing and sheepskin rugs — it is all here to tempt you. There is also amonthly farmers' market if you are lucky enough to be inDolgellau at the right time.

Activities inand Around DolgellauDolgellau is the perfectplace if you love to wander in areas of outstanding natural beauty, taking inthe spectacular mountain scenery. A host of different outdoor pursuits willkeep you active, from rambling, mountain biking, horse-riding, fishing andgolfing to canyoning and caving.

The seaside resort of Walesis just 20 minutes away by road, with its beautiful sandy beach and shelteredharbour, or if you feel the need for urban excitements, Aberysthwythis an hour away.

Dolgellau is a greatplace to visit, whatever the season.

Top hotels in Dolgellau

Royal Ship Hotel
Royal Ship Hotel
4 out of 5
Queens Square, Dolgellau, Wales
The price is £83 per night from 18 Oct to 19 Oct

Situated in Dolgellau, this inn is within 12 miles (20 km) of Cader Idris Mountain, Barmouth Beach and Barmouth Bridge. Fairbourne Golf Club and Ty Crwyn (Round ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (167 reviews)

"Nice area, good rooms, parking is bit of an issue but other than that a good stay"…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Royal Ship Hotel
Plas Dolmelynllyn Country Hotel
Plas Dolmelynllyn Country Hotel
3 out of 5
Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Wales
The price is £102 per night from 1 Oct to 2 Oct

Situated in Dolgellau, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Fairbourne Golf Club and Cader Idris ...

4.3/5Excellent! (235 reviews)

"Alan and his team help make a really well located property, a great stay for discovering Wales."…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug 2020

Plas Dolmelynllyn Country Hotel
Ffynnon Townhouse
Ffynnon Townhouse
5 out of 5
1 & 2 Brynffynnon, Love Lane, Dolgellau, Wales

Situated in a national park, this luxury guesthouse is within 9 miles (15 km) of Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Fairbourne Golf ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)

"Lovely old house with large spacious rooms. We stayed 4 nights in Myfanwy which was traditionally decorated and had a very large bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. Lovely views from the room and bathroom. Very clean and comfortable. Only issues would be the tiny television and absence ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

Ffynnon Townhouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Dolgellau

Tyn Llwyn
Tyn Llwyn
3.5 out of 5
Tyn Llwyn Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Wales

Situated in a rural location, this cottage is within 9 miles (15 km) of Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Fairbourne Golf Club and ...

Tyn Llwyn
Coedmor Cader Cottage
Coedmor Cader Cottage
3.5 out of 5
5 Wnion Square, Dolgellau, Wales

Situated in Dolgellau, this cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cader Idris Mountain, Barmouth Bridge and Barmouth Beach. King Arthur's Labyrinth and Fairbourne ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Bread toaster is not working. Bath room lacks of ventilation."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2019

Coedmor Cader Cottage
Awel Offrwm
Awel Offrwm
3.5 out of 5
32 Uwch Y Maes, Dolgellau, Wales

Situated in Dolgellau, this cottage is within 12 miles (20 km) of Cader Idris Mountain, Barmouth Beach and Fairbourne Golf Club. King Arthur's Labyrinth and ...

Awel Offrwm
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Dolgellau

Cader Idris Mountain
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Cader Idris Mountain

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Cader Idris Mountain during your travels in Dolgellau. Stroll along the seaside or discover the mountain views in this relaxing area.

Mount Snowdon
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Mount Snowdon

4.5/5(303 reviews)

Mount Snowdon lies at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, an area of unspoiled natural beauty in Central Wales. At 3,560 feet, it is the tallest mountain in Wales and the tallest in the UK outside the Scottish Highlands. The range of routes leading to the higher reaches of the mountain, however, makes it a firm favourite with families and you don’t have to be an expert climber or hiker to access some of the most stunning views in the UK.

Barmouth Beach
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Barmouth Beach

4.5/5(95 reviews)

Barmouth, on the edge of the dramatically beautiful Mawddach Estuary, has one of the most stunning beaches along the coast of Snowdonia, and is a candidate for one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.

Lake Vyrnwy
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Lake Vyrnwy

4.5/5(32 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Lake Vyrnwy, a popular spot to commune with nature in Llanwddyn. While in this quaint area, you can savour the top-notch restaurants.

Harlech Castle
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Harlech Castle

4.5/5(71 reviews)

Harlech Castle is a stunning medieval fort rising high above Snowdonia National Park and listed by UNESCO as one of Wales' six World Heritage Sites. The castle has had a prominent role in many of the definitive moments in British history and is an unmissable stop on any tour of North Wales.

Swallow Falls
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Swallow Falls

4.5/5(146 reviews)

Swallow Falls is situated in Swansea in North Wales. It is the highest continuous waterfall in Wales, made up of a multiple waterfall system on the River Llugwy, within the gorgeous Gwydir Forest.

Top things to do in Dolgellau

PORTMEIRION, CASTLES AND SNOWDONIA TOUR
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PORTMEIRION, CASTLES AND SNOWDONIA TOUR

£60
Per adult
CHESTER: North Wales Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour
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CHESTER: North Wales Adventure - Sightseeing Day Trip Tour

£47
Per adult
Half-Day Wales Snowdonia Nordic Walking Small-Group Experience
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Half-Day Wales Snowdonia Nordic Walking Small-Group Experience

£39
Per adult

Reviews of Dolgellau

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

29 Jan 2020

Very friendly locals. A shame about the rain but hay hoe this is wales lol

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

9 Dec 2019

Friendly small town. Lots of fantastic walks easily accessible from the town

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Oct 2019

Very small place with good parking area

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

8 Oct 2019

Good base for Cader Idris and southern Snowdonia

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

23 Sep 2019

Beautiful valley, lovely and quiet!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Sep 2019

Nice quiet village with a few places to eat.

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