Things to do in Tywyn, Wales and the Surrounding Area

Unhurried and unspoilt. That’s the coast and country of Mid-Wales. It’s an explorers’ paradise.

With so much to see, you’ll find yourself coming back, year after year. Even so you will never exhaust all that this region has to offer.

You can start with a nostalgic ride on the Tal-y-llyn Narrow Gauge Railway. Starting at Tywyn it winds along to Abergnolwyn and then onto Nant Gwernol. It was the first railway of its kind in Britain to be saved from closure.

On the coast is Aberdovey with its unspoilt harbour ideal for sailing and fishing. There’s an 18 hole Championship golf course and four miles of golden sands stretching all the way to Tywyn.

Tywyn is an attractive town with a good sandy beach, promenade, a selection of interesting shops and has a weekly market from May until September. It has an indoor swimming pool, leisure centre, cinema, skate-board park and recreational ground offering bowls, tennis, putting and a children’s play area.

Fairbourne has two miles of golden sands. The narrow gauge railway extends to Penrhyn Point where you can catch the ferry to Barmouth.


The University town of Aberystwth is only 35 miles away.

At King Arthur’s Labyrynth take a unique underground boat ride, through the great waterfall into a world of myths and legends. In a labyrinth of tunnels and caverns, tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends unfold.

Corris Craft Centre is the starting point and is home to ten craft workshops and café.

Going inland are the market towns of Dolgellau, Bala and Machynlleth with its weekly market every Wednesday. Bala is also noted for its lakes which are ideal for sailing.

If you enjoy a pleasant walk through peaceful countryside, perhaps followed by a picnic, Dolgoch Falls are well worth a visit. Cader Idris, the mountainous region of Gwynedd provides a range of scenic outings for hill walkers


Whether you are looking for activities or simply relaxation you are sure to find plenty on offer in the area. Sea and fresh water fishing, sailing, wind surfing, mountain biking, golfing are all available in the locality. On the other hand you might just prefer to enjoy the areas abundant wildlife and historic sites or simply sit and relax overlooking the sunsets of Cardigan Bay.

If you are a keen walker Bird Rock (Craig y Deryn) offers fantastic views of the Dysynni Valley whilst a trip on the narrow-guage Tal-y-llyn Railway is a must for all, stopping at Dolgoch and Nant Gwernol where you can enjoy walks through the woods and to the old slate mine.


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