Tywyn | Snowdonia | Wales | Accommodation | Events | Things to Do
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.
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- Talyllyn Railway Narrow-gauge steam railway. Built in 1951 it became the world's first preserved railway.
- Castell Y Bere An atmospheric site, it is an outstanding example of a stronghold of the native Welsh princes.
- Welsh Wildlife Breaks Offering exclusive short escorted wildlife-watching holidays, breaks and day trips with a difference
- Dolgoch Falls Walk Three beautiful waterfalls, between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn