This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Dolgellau.
Around two thousand seven hundred people live in the small town of Dolgellau, Wales, which is an important centre for the traditional Welsh music and local culture. Moreover, it is a well-known starting point for trips in Snowdonia National Park. The national park is a very popular tourist destination, with over six million tourists visiting every year. One of the most spectacular sights is the just-under one-thousand-one-hundred-metre-high mountain Snowdon, which is the highest summit in Wales and England. Several trails lead to the top, and a mountain railway is also available for less active tourists. Apart from hiking, there are many other outdoor activities in Snowdonia National Park such as fishing, cycling, horse riding, golfing, and sailing.
There are some Dolgellau, Wales hostels and holiday apartments for tourist accommodations. The town is busy in summer, so try to book in advance, if you plan to stay in a Dolgellau, Wales hostel. It is important to mention that your Dolgellau, Wales hostel is not located in the centre of the town; the accommodation is around seven kilometres away to the southwest.
Nearby the small town, there are many picturesque and popular walks, such as Torrent Walk and Precipice Walk, which look back on a long tradition. The Mawddach Trail is a spectacular, fifteen-kilometre-long path following the former railway line along the Mawddach estuary. The route is suitable for walkers and cyclists. The trail stretches between Dolgellau and Barmouth, which is a bustling seaside resort. The walk to the summit of the just-under a thousand-metre-high Cadair Idris is very recommendable as well, offering a beautiful panorama on the surrounding unspoilt nature.
Tourists who love culture and architecture should check out St. Mark's Church and Cymer Abbey. St. Mark's Church is was built in the late nineteenth century, and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and complete Arts and Crafts churches in Wales. The ruined Cistercian abbey Cymer Abbey -- originally founded in the twelfth century -- is located around three kilometres to the north of Dolgellau. The monument is open all year round and the admission is free.
Written by local enthusiast for Dolgellau hostelsFlo