Self catering holiday cottage in Dolwyddelan,
Snowdonia National Park, North Wales

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Walking:  Because many footpaths and old packhorse tracks lead to and from the village, it is an ideal place for exploring by foot the Welsh countryside.

Walking in the montains near Gwenallt

Climbing: For rock climbers, there are local climbs as well as good access to the whole of Snowdonia.

Shopping:  Well stocked general store (Spar Shop, open late) and telephone in the village, and numerous shops & banks within 8 miles in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Betws-y-Coed & Llanrwst.

St. Gweddelan's church

St. Gwyddelan's Church in the village dates from about 1500AD.   Look for the "Dolwyddelan Dragon", carved on a bean in the North side.  Opening is restricted.

The village of Dolwyddelan

The village is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, on the A470 about halfway between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog.  It lies at the foot of Moel Siabod (872m, 2861ft) in the beautiful Lledr Valley.

Road map of North Wales.

It is conveniently situated for touring in the mountains of Snowdonia, with its many attractions, and for visiting the sandy beaches and resorts of the North and West coasts.

Link to Dowwyddelan village web site

Links to other web sites

Eating and Drinking: In the village, the Gwydyr pub serves bar meals and Elen's Castle offers bar meals & full restaurant service.

Y Gwydyr pub

Dolwyddelan Castle stands on an outlying ridge of Moel Siabod in a commanding position, about 1 mile to the West of the village.

The view from the battlements is magnificent. Web site

Dolwyddelan Castle

Trains and buses:  On the Conwy Valley Line, regular train services to and from LLandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog (connect with main line at Llandudno Junction and Ffestiniog Railway at Blaenau Ffestiniog).

There is also a convenient hourly bus service to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Dolwyddelan railway station

The Afon Lledr is noted for its salmon, brown trout and sea trout. It is necessary to have the relevant permit and licence in order to fish.

Otters have been seen on the river banks.

Afon Lledr