Local attractions to explore whilst staying in Penybryn self catering accommodation.
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Activities Around Dolgellau

Local attractions in the surrounding area include walking and cycling (there is a Sustrans cycling route running parallel to the house), fishing, the popular mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin, numerous narrow gauge railways, romantic castles and the Italianite village of Portmeirion where the cult series The Prisoner was filmed.

  • Portmeirion Italianite village (20 miles)
  • King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Craft Centre (6 miles)
  • Mawddach estuary and trail (3 miles)
  • Historic Dolgellau (Quaker's Museum etc) (3 miles)
  • Castles of the Welsh Princes such as Castell y Bere and Castell Dolwyddelan; also those built by Edward I such as Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy
  • Narrow gauge railways at Ffestiniog (24 miles), Talyllyn (10 miles) and Bala (18 miles)
  • White water rafting at Bala (18 miles)
  • Ty Siamas Welsh Folk Music Centre at Dolgellau (3 miles)
  • Historic Cymer Abbey (founded in 1198) (4 miles)
  • Centre for Alternative Technology (13 miles)
  • Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre and trails (6 miles)
  • Torrent Walk (2 miles)
  • Precipice Walk (5 miles)
  • Sesiwn Fawr Folk Festival in mid July
  • Nine hole golf course which also serves tea
  • Several historic mines, e.g. Copper Mine at Glasdir, a pleasant 3 mile walk / cycle ride along a nice quiet road
  • 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.
  • Snowdonia National Park has just gained Dark Sky status and Penybryn is in a dark sky-at-night valley where you can take full advantage of star gazing.

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