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Browsing attractions within 20 miles of Helmau Cottages

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Begin and end your tour in Eldon Square and look at its buildings in detail.

Walk Route: Town Trail

  • Access: Start at Eldon Square
  • Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace

Dolgellau, Southern Snowdonia, LL40 1PS (2 miles, 3 km)

 

The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. Particularly impressive are its great windows, arches and an unusual tower.

Vaynor Farm, Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HE (2 miles, 3 km)

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail) OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

Coed y Brenin Forest Park (NRW), Ganllwyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL402HN (3 miles, 6 km)

 

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre and Cadair Tea Room are 250 metres from the car park and the Minffordd path to the summit passes by them.

Cadair Idris, Southern Snowdonia, LL39 1AX (4 miles, 6 km)

 

Cadair Idris Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

Visit Wales VAQAS

 

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

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Abercorris is a three acre woodland site on the steep east bank of Afon Deri combining the woodland habitat with that of the mountain stream below and is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

Nr Machynlleth, Southern Snowdonia, SY20 9SP (6 miles, 10 km)

 

Kitted up, delve underground to explore the untouched workings of this abandoned Welsh slate mine. The Maxi trip is largely tailored, with the optional use of ropes, ladders and scrambling. Crowned Best Experience in Mid Wales 2019/20

Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (6 miles, 10 km)

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Dyfi Distillery produces artisan gins crafted with wild Welsh botanicals foraged in the Dyfi Biosphere. Based at Corris Craft Centre, near Machynlleth and regularly open to visitors. Best British Gin trophy two years running.

Unit 5 Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF (6 miles, 10 km)

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Sail deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, through a magical waterfall, into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as your Dark Age Boatman guides you.

King Arthurs Labyrinth, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (6 miles, 10 km)

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Discover quality craftsmanship and the unique stories behind the handmade designs in 9 unique craft studios. Wooden toys, pottery, jewellery, candles, chocolates, leather & wool, glass sculptures, furniture and artisan gin are all crafted.

Corris, nr Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF (6 miles, 10 km)

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In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains, The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's.

Station Yard, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9SH (7 miles, 11 km)

 

Elegant designs, uniquely crafted by Master Glass Artist, Kevin Kevin started working with glass in 1977 and has developed a broad collection comprising flowers,wildlife,sea-life,and Welsh Heritage pieces such as his signature Welsh Dragon

Unit 9, Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, SY20 9RF (7 miles, 11 km)

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Melin Meirion Mill Shop and Cafe is on the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9LS (7 miles, 11 km)

Food Standards Hygiene (Very Good)

 

Distinctive remains of a native Welsh castle, probably begun by Prince Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ('the Great') around 1221.

Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TS (8 miles, 12 km)

Cadw Welsh Government

 

Arthog Bog is located between Dolgellau and Fairbourne and is a small wetland and a wonderful place to see weird and wonderful plants, flowers, butterflies and birds.

5 St Marys Terrace, Arthog, LL39 1BQ (8 miles, 13 km)

 

Nestled in the stunning UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living. Now open for pre-booked visits.

Llwyngwern Quarry, Pantperthog, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ (9 miles, 14 km)

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Sea fishing trips depart from Barmouth harbour daily, tides and weather permitting. Local boats cater for parties and details can be obtained from Barmouth TIC. For more information contact the local secretary 01341 422706

Abermaw | Barmouth, Southern Snowdonia, LL42 1LS (9 miles, 14 km)

 
 
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