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Anglers at Sunset

Anglers at Sunset

Anglers at Sunset



Tywyn is in the heart of Cardigan Bay and is a picture book Victorian resort town. Brought to life by the railway in the late 19th century Tywyn has been a popular holiday destination ever since. One compelling reason for its enduring appeal is the long stretch of sandy coastline and sand dunes which give the town its name, Tywyn literally means 'beach' or 'sand-dune'. The coastline is famed for its sunsets which can be enjoyed from the charming Victorian promenade that parallels the beach.

The town is also noted for the Romanesque Church of St Cadfan, in which is housed St Cadfan's stone which dates from around 800 AD and is inscribed with the earliest known written Welsh. The Church itself dates back to the 12th century.

Nearby the Tywyn Lagoon and the Dolgoch Waterfalls are of incredible natural beauty and have always proved popular with visitors to the area. Those wishing to enjoy the scenic splendour of southern Snowdonia are able to take advantage of the myriad walking and cycling paths that criss-cross the countryside. For the younger generation the town is well known as a surfing hotspot and has recently opened a state of the art skate park.

Meanwhile those with a taste for historical novelty might enjoy learning more about Tywyn's role in amphibious training for World War Two, the Talyllyn Railway and Railway Museum, or even the town's Wurlitzer Organ which is housed in the Pen-dre drill hall.

Tywyn has a railway station on the Cambrian Coast line from Machynlleth to Pwllheli.



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Map reference: SH 585005  Lat: 52.58383 Long: -4.08993

Tywyn is situated on the A493 coast road and is 15 miles from Machynlleth (A487/A489) and 20 miles from Dolgellau (A470/A494).
The town also has a mainline railway station as well as the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway providing local tourist services.

Tywyn is part of several local and nation bike routes including; NCN route 82, Lon Las Cymru, and Lon Las Cymru (North).

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Tywyn station

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