Area

We are within easy reach of the historic Welsh capital Machynlleth and the famous sailing village of Aberdyfi and Tywyn, Brynawel as a base to stay whilst you explore the area and organize a wide range of activities and experiences.

You can walk from Brynawel into the mountains, Happy Valley offering well-known walks. Or drive to Cader Idris and the Tal-y-Llyn lake. The talyllyn.co.uk railway also provides access to mountain walks.

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It’s a short drive to the sea to Aberdyfi (Aberdovey) which is a thriving seaside fishing village, with a fabulous sandy beach, and it's own micro-climate, and is arguably the jewel in the crown of Cardigan Bay. The village boasts an 18 hole championship Links golf course aberdoveygolf.co.uk stunning beach and hill walks, and various watersporting activities such as sailing, kite surfing and canoeing to name a few. During the summer months there are various beach activities for children and adults alike as part of Aberdyfi's annual village summer funfest www.visitaberdovey.co.uk

Within the village of Aberdyfi there are numerous shops to browse, and why not enjoy a cool home made Ice cream from Angela Knox at the Sweet Shop on the seafront, and an hour or two of crabbing off the jetty with the family. There are tours of the estuary and beyond, organised by Dyfi Discoveries from the wharf buildings, from where you'll hopefully catch sight of seals or dolphins or various other sea life. There are chartered fishing boats from which you can try your luck at the local sea fishing, or alternatively, small boats can be hired individually for a spot of laking fishing on the nearby Talyllyn Lake.

Further along is Tywyn, an old-fashioned seaside town with the famous honey ice-cream! Nearby is the historic town of Machynlleth and the world famous Alternative Technology Centre, a visit you’ll never forget.

Machynlleth

Machynlleth

Machynlleth is a small thriving market town, and stands at the head of the Dyfi estuary. It's main claim to fame is that it was the location of the crowning of Welsh Rebel Owain Glyndwr as Prince of Wales in 1404 and for his holding of parliament in the town. The clock tower is the first thing that many visitors will notice when entering the town and was built by the townspeople in the 1870’s. It has lovely gift shops, antique shops, cafes and tearooms not forgetting the lively and vibrant street market held every Wednesday.

Aberdovey Golf Course

Aberdovey Golf Course

If Golf is your passion then the area has a wealth of opportunity for playing top class courses with dramatic scenery and challenging conditions. The two most famous of them being the links course at Aberdovey Golf Club and the championship links course at Royal St.Davids in Harlech. Both of these wonderful clubs have been voted in the top 100 courses in the world, thanks in part to the Ryder Cup which comes to Wales in 2010. We are affiliated to Aberdovey Golf Club as a recommended accommodation provider.

Talyllyn Railway

Talyllyn Railway

The Talyllyn railway is the first preserved railway in the world and the steam trains run daily. The route takes you from Tywyn to Dolgoch falls, Abergnolwyn and Nant Gwernol, all of which have lovely way marked walks from the stations. There are also café facilities, shop and museum at Tywyn along with café facilities at the stop at Abergnolwyn.The railway boasts lots of special events including Victorian week, The Race the train event and many others.

Corris Railway

Corris Railway

5 miles North of Machynlleth the narrow gauge railway retraces part of the old slate line in the Dulas Valley.A round trip is about 50 mins including a visit to the engine shed. There is free parking here and a railway museum

Aberdovey/Aberdyfi

Aberdovey/Aberdyfi

Aberdovey / Aberdyfi is a small and beautiful seaside village nestling on the north side of the Dyfi estuary. It is a very popular resort and has a thriving little harbour, a picturesque seafront, shops, cafes and restaurants.

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

It doesn't get much better than this!! Machynlleth has Mach 1, 2 & 3 plus Climachx and we are between Coed Y Brenin & Nant Yr Arian!! www.mbwales.com

King Arthur's Labyrinth

Arthur's Labyrinth

Experience a unique Underground Adventure as you sail deep inside the spectacular caverns of the Labyrinth and far into the past. As you explore this dramatic underground setting, tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends unfold. Complete with stunning tableaux, light and sound effects this is a fascinating adventure for all ages.

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

Well worth a visit, the centre for alternative technology is Europe’s leading eco-centre. The visit starts with a ride up the mountain on the 180ft water-powered cliff railway. Once at the top there are seven acres of interactive displays to see and learn about, along with delightful organic gardens to wander round. Plenty to do for all the family.

Coed Y Brenin

Coed Y Brenin

Coed Y Brenin is quite simply the best place in Wales for mountain biking. Most of it's routes offer challenging technical riding with the backdrop of dramatic scenery though there are trails available for the less adventurous rider. There is a fantastic visitor centre with restaurant, bike shop with hire facilities, bike wash, showers and a great adventure playground for the kids. Also, there are great waymarked walks through the forest.

Nant Yr Arian

Nant Yr Arian

Nant Yr Arian is a Forestry Commission site just to the east of Aberystwyth. It has spectacular views down the valley to the sea, visitor centre with restaurant, children's play area, waymarked walks and superb mountain biking trails. It is also famous for being a Red Kite feeding centre and you quite often see 40-50 of these birds circling just above the tree tops. Feeding is daily at 2 or 3pm depending on the time of year.