Dolgellau


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Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, North Wales. The town is the main base for climbers of Cadair Idris, being located at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park and set amongst wild and beautiful countryside. This former slate-mining town has a very rich history and around the town are more than 200 listed buildings, more than any other town in Wales. The Town Trail leads you round all the key features of the town. A prominent characteristic of Dolgellau, is its tall buildings of grey stone and slate, and its web of narrow streets which have plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. It has a weekly livestock market. The town is a popular destination for outdoors enthusiasts with plentiful opportunities for walking, climbing, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, white water rafting. The Mawddach Trail leads over the former track bed of the Great Western railway between Dolgellau and Morfa Mawddach linking with Barmouth railway bridge. The path is popular amongst cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users. Coed y Brenin, a world class mountain biking centre is a few miles north of Dolgellau. For something a little different, why not explore some of the remains of 20th century military activity in the area. From hill-top memorials to beach defences, there are over 50 different sites in and around the Mawddach Estuary to be explored on foot, by bike or by car.

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