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Talyllyn Railway
"We went to see the steam trains and ended up spending the day there. It seemed a very friendly railway, everyone was very helpful and obviously enjoying themselves. The ride ..." More

Talyllyn Railway
"I thought the ride was spectacular and I recomend it

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What has New York State got in common with a small Welsh village on the edge of Cardigan Bay? The village of Tywyn today boasts a 3 manual 9 rank Wurlitzer organ built in 1937 and which today has pride of place in Neuadd Pendre, the hall in Tywyn. Around the end of the 19th century a family from Droitwich in the Midlands moved here and began developing the land. John Corbett had become a partner in his father’s canal barge business which he sold when the advent of the railways started to threaten canal traffic. The proceeds of which he then invested into purchasing brine pits and salt works – hence on his arrival at Tywyn in around 1870 he was known as the “Salt King” and during his time there erected the esplanade and sea wall. The Salt King’s estate was known as Ynas-Maen-Gwyn and it stretched from Aberdyfi and Tywyn to Bryncrug and Dolgich. Around 1865 the Talyllyn Railway was opened to carry slate from the quarry at Bryn Eglwys to Tywyn and the newly built mainline coast railway, the quarry closed in 1947 but the railway survived. It was already a popular resort for tourists and this continued until the Second World War where Tywyn’s history takes an interesting twist and started attracting more than tourists. During the Second World War the army arrived, there were two main reasons for this – the first was that it was away from the south coast and therefore couldn’t be easily bombed and the second reason, the beaches were ideal for practising every type of landing here, from the mud of the Dyfi Estuary to shale and sand, in preparation for the Normandy landings. Tywyn played host to marines, soldiers, tank crews and DUKW (amphibious vehicles) crews, during the war there were eight large army camps nearby! Tywyn today has returned to the tranquillity that made it popular, the railway that survived is today the Talyllyn Railway which regularly runs from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn taking in some spectacular scenery including the Dolgoch Falls, thanks to the efforts of the railway enthusiasts. Tywyn is an interesting place for the tourist and if you find yourself in this part of the country then spend a little time here, enjoy the village and what it has to offer.


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Dovey Inn (3.53 miles)

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Dovey Inn is the social hub of the picturesque town of Aberdyfi, set in the heart of the town on the Dovey Estuary at the top of the spectacular Cardigan ... More

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Dolgoch Falls Hotel (4.82 miles)

Dolgoch Falls Hotel

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Dolgoch Falls Hotel is unique in its position, being located at the south western corner of Wales' Snowdonia National Park just 5 miles from the beautiful West Wales coastline. Both ... More

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Ynyshir Hall (6.83 miles)

Ynyshir Hall
Ynyshir Hall is set amongst breathtaking scenery in the secret heart of Wales. Surrounded by mountains that were once the refuge of the Celtic Princes and graced by valleys of infinite shades of green, ... More | visit website
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Plas Talgarth Health & Leisure Club (7.10 miles)

Plas Talgarth Health & Leisure Club

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Set in acres of parkland, this resort nestles in the lovely valley of the river Dyfi and has the welcoming atmosphere of a small village with it's own cosy pub ... More | visit website

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Plas Mawr (7.16 miles)

Plas Mawr

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Plas Mawr, Eglwysfach is a Georgian country house in the heart of the Dyfi Valley. We offer excellent accommodation in three rooms; all have new modern en-suites, flat screen free ... More

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Brackenhurst House (7.95 miles)

Brackenhurst House

Brackenhurst was formerly a 14 bedroom hotel and has been extensively refurbished to 5 star luxury over the last three years. We are situated in Snowdonia National Park on the beautiful coast of West Wales, ... More | visit website

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The Slate Shed (8.68 miles)

The Slate Shed
Our Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Snowdonia National Park serves up breathtaking views and big breakfasts in style. We are proud to have been selected by The Independent Magazine as one of the 50 Best ... More | visit website
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Llety Ceiro Country Guest House (9.40 miles)

Llety Ceiro Country Guest House
Relax in the idyllic countryside setting of the Eleri Valley,Llety Ceiro is the ideal retreat for keen walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. Llety Ceiro offer you a licensed bar, private car parking facilities. We are ... More | visit website
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Tal y Don Hotel (9.53 miles)

Tal y Don Hotel

The Tal y Don Hotel is situated in the middle of the small seaside town of Barmouth in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, and is just a 2 minute walk from the main beach and 3 minutes ... More | visit website

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Bryn Melyn Guest House (9.55 miles)

Bryn Melyn Guest House
High above the Mawddach Estuary Bryn Melyn Guest House offers a relaxing setting for a short break or holiday. Just ten minutes from the harbour-side restaurants of Barmouth, a charming Victorian seaside town, ... More | visit website

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