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By bus
==Get in==
===By Busbus===
Dolgellau is served by the Traws Cambria[] bus network from all across Wales.
===By Traintrain===
The nearest station is at [[Barmouth]] on the Cambrian Coast line. Traws Cambria and Bws Gwynedd[] services connect the towns. [[Machynlleth]] station is not much further away and is better connected to the main population centres in the English Midlands.
===By Bikebike===
Dolgellau is on National Cycle Network [] route 8.
Dolgellau is on the main A470 Trunk road which connects north and south Wales. The A494 comes from the north-east and the A458 comes from the east, joining the A470 at nearby [[Dinas Mawddwy]].
===By WaterYacht===
Yacht moorings are available at [[Barmouth]] harbour. Harbourmaster: 01341 280671
Visit the '''Quaker Interpretive Interpretative Centre''', within inside the Tourist Information Centre on Eldon Square.
Take a short walk out of town to see the ruins of the 12th Century '''Cymer Abbey'''
Walk to the summit of '''Cadair Idris''' (2930 feet/893 metres). Parts of the route are very steep, but once on the shoulder of the mountain, the going is easier. There are several routes, but the closest to Dolgellau takes the so-called Pony Path, and takes about two and a half to three hours to reach the summit.
In July, the town plays host to the annual '''Sesiwn Fawr'''[] World Music Festival. With 6 stages, there's something for everyone.(''It has been announced that Sesiwn Fawr will not take place in 2009 but is expected to return in 2010'')
'''Pan for gold''' in the river at nearby Bontddu. Dolgellau was at the centre of a "gold rush" in the 19th Century and its mines at Clogau and Gwynfynydd were worked on and off right up until the 21st Century. You're extremely unlikely to strike it rich but it can be fun trying.
Walk or cycle along the '''Mawddach Trail'''[], a 9 mile stretch of former railway line, that runs along the scenic estuary of the Mawddach river, through [[Penmaenpool]] and on to the sea at ''Morfa Mawddach''. From here you can cross the toll bridge to [[Barmouth]]. Walk the '''Mawddach Way''' [], a 49k long distance circular footpath walk around the Mawddach Estuary.
Follow one of the 6 '''Mountain Bike Trails'''[] in the nearby ''Coed y Brenin'' Forest. This was the first UK forest to be developed for mountain biking, and there are a range of tracks to suit everyone from families to expert mountain-bikers.
* <buy name="Rotary Club Bookshop" alt=Buy"" address="Smithfield Street, Dolgellau" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Charity bookshop run by the local Rotary Club. Higgledy-piggledy displays well worth searching through as there are bargains galore to be found.</buy>* <buy name="Guinevere" alt="" address="Eldon Square, Dolgellau" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Gift shop with a good line in local artworks.</buy>
* <eat name="Y Sospan" alt="" address="Queens Square, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1AR" directions="" phone="Tel: 01341 422269" email="" fax="" url="" hours="8:30am 30AM to 9:30pm 30PM (Sun 9:00am 00AM - 6:30pm30PM)" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Home cooked local food, pleasant staff. Situated in former courthouse and jailgaol.</eat>
* <eat name="Cosy Takeaway" alt="" address="Meyrick St, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1LN" directions="" phone="Tel: 01341 422221" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Small, friendly fish and chip shop with two very small tables if you want to eat in. Excellent Fish and Chips.</eat>
* <eat name="Lemon Grass" alt="" address="Cambrian House, Finsbury Square, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1RE" directions="" phone="Tel: 01341 421300" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Popular Bengali/Indian restaurant with all the standard dishes. Also have alot of special chef dishes. Great value. Real quality, cheap & will make you want to return very often. Licensed.</eat>
===Bed and Breakfast===
* <sleep name="Coed Cae B&B" alt="" address="Taicynhaeaf, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales, LL40 2TU" directions="" phone="B01341 430628" email="[email protected] " fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">AA 4 Star Bed and Breakfast: .</sleep>
* <sleep name="Tyddynmawr Farmhouse" alt="" address="Cader Road, Islawrdref, Dolgellau" directions="" phone="01341 422331" email="" fax="" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="">Award-winning B&B in an 18th Century stone farmhouse on the slopes of Cadair Idris.</sleep>
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