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Browsing attractions within 20 miles of Cynfal Farm Cottages

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Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

Gorsaf Wharf Station, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY (2 miles, 3 km)

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The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway. It is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the UK throughout the last 200 years.

Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY (2 miles, 3 km)

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Rain or shine, there's lots to do and enjoy at the Trefeddian Hotel in Mid Wales. Set in over 15 acres of perfectly-presented grounds, the Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey offers panoramic views from two terraces.

Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi, Gwynedd, LL35 0SB (4 miles, 6 km)

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The whole Reserve is made up of three parts: Cors Fochno, an internationally important peat bog; Dyfi Estuary, an internationally important feeding ground for thousands of wading birds and the beach and sand dunes of Ynyslas.

Visitor Centre, Ynyslas, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JZ (5 miles, 8 km)

 

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

Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9TS (6 miles, 9 km)

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The Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort occupies 64 acres of parkland on the edge of Southern Snowdonia includes a Leisure Club & Wellness Spa

Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort, Pennal, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9JY (6 miles, 9 km)

 

The RSPB Ynys-Hir nature reserve is a wildlife haven in the heart of Mid Wales. You can wonder from oak woodlands to salt marsh with views across the Dyfi estuary. Perfect for nature lovers & families wishing to discover their wild side.

RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve, Eglyws-fach, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8TA (6 miles, 10 km)

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The new Dyfi Wildlife Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere will re-open in Spring 2021 in a a stunning new building with leading-edge ‘carbon positive’ energy performance.

Cors Dyfi Nature Reserve, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR (6 miles, 10 km)

 

Cors Dyfi is closed whilst we build our new Dyfi Wildlife Centre. The Cors Dyfi reserve is a mixture of bog, swamp, wet woodland and scrub supporting a plethora of animals and plants, including the magnificent Osprey.

Derwenlas, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8SR (6 miles, 10 km)

 

A stunning train journey alongside the most beautiful shoreline with a view of the countryside in the background. Fairbourne Railway extends two miles between Fairbourne Village and Barmouth Ferry railway, Mid Wales.

Rail Route: Fairbourne - Barmouth Ferry

Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2EX (6 miles, 10 km)

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Perfectly-preserved example of Welsh industrial heritage in a sublime rural setting

Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8PD (7 miles, 11 km)

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The Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 course set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

Penrhyn Drive North, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2DJ (7 miles, 11 km)

 

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 (7 miles, 12 km)

 

Borth Station Museum is a hidden gem in the village of Borth, 7 miles from Aberystwyth. The Museum recreates the world of a GWR holiday railway station from 1922.

Station Road, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5HT (8 miles, 12 km)

 

According to legend, Cantre’r Gwaelod was the rich and fertile ‘lowland hundred’ and sixteen cities swallowed by the sea. The remains of a submerged forest can sometimes be seen, evokes the myth of Cantre'r Gwaelod, the Welsh Kingdom

Y Borth | Borth, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JU (8 miles, 13 km)

 

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 (8 miles, 13 km)

 

The Dyfi Forest is located mainly to the north of the Afon Dyfi between Dolgellau to the north and Machynlleth to the south. Dyfi is a 6000ha forest - a spectacular landscape well worth exploring.

Dyfi Forest (NRW), Gwynedd, SY20 8QJ (9 miles, 14 km)

 

The Climach-X trail resides in the southern section of the Dyfi forest, 4.6 miles north of Machynlleth near the village of Ceinws on the A487.

Cycle Route: ClimachX

  • Access: Ceinws
  • Miles: 9

Beicio Mynydd Dyfi Mountain Biking, Machynlleth, SY20 8BL (9 miles, 14 km)

 
 
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