Area and local information

Clustiau'r Mor

Situated close to the seafront in Tywyn, Clustiau'r Mor is ideal for families wanting a relaxing holiday by the seaside. Less than a minutes' walk from the sea and promenade, you will find plenty to do.

We are pet friendly and have a special 'Dog Friendly Room' on the ground floor, which has a sofa bed and dog basket for you and your pets' comfort. Comfortably sleeping 4 guests, we also offer a travel cot and highchair. Free Wi-Fi, bedding and towels are all included in the price of your holiday. There is private parking, and the property is no smoking throughout.

You are within easy walking distance to all the amenities of the town - with a Cinema, Leisure Centre with swimming pool and gym, a Library and Tourist Information Centre, the famous Talyllyn narrow gauge railway and plenty of caf├ęs, pubs, takeaways and shops.

Golygfa'r Cwm

Located in Happy Valley, Golygfa'r Cwm is situated in Erw Porther - a secluded 6 acre chalet park housing 69 chalets in the most beautiful part of Snowdonia National Park. A very peaceful and tranquil location, surrounded by mountains and woodland with magnificent views. The site is very quiet and home to amazing wildlife.

We also welcome pets at no extra cost. The property is no smoking throughout and you have your own parking space. Free Wi-Fi, bedding and towels, travel cot and highchair are all included in the price of your holiday. There are books and games for your entertainment.

With Tywyn just a five-minute drive away and the quaint Harbour village of Aberdyfi (a seven-minute drive away) renowned for its beautiful sandy beach you are never far away from shops, the seaside and local entertainment.

The chalet is ideally situated for bird watching, hiking, fishing, walking, horse riding and golfing. With the scenic 'Bird Rock' (Craig yr Aderyn) and Cader Idris only a 30-minute drive away, you can enjoy the most fantastic walks and hikes. However, if you don't fancy too much exercise, there's nothing stopping you from marvelling at the views.

Tywyn

A delightful coastal town with that traditional seaside feel which appeals to all generations that return year after year. The area is surrounded by the famous Snowdonia National Park which is renowned for its natural beauty, with Tal-y-llyn Lake, Dovey Estuary, Bird Rock and Cader Idris nearby.

Tywyn beach is safe and friendly, which is ideal for swimming and sunbathing. From the recently renovated promenade which stretches the whole length of the seafront, you can see the whole of Cardigan Bay - from Aberystwyth to the south, to the Llyn Peninsular to the north, with Bardsey Island off it's point. You can see the dolphins swimming in the sea daily from March to October.

The seafront consists of a family amusement arcade - The Buccaneer Arcade, a delicious burger bar, the Slipway public house, along with a few other shops. There is also a recreation ground where you will find putting, bowls, tennis courts as well as a children's play park with tea room. You can walk the 3 mile stretch of beach to the pretty fishing village of Aberdyfi, or cycle along the coastal road.

Boasting many shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and takeaways, Tywyn also has a Leisure Centre with swimming pool, gym, squash and badminton, a Library and Tourist Information Centre, the famous Talyllyn narrow gauge railway, and The Magic Lantern Cinema -which has the best projection equipment showing all the latest releases and live shows from the West End of London, Stratford upon Avon and overseas - has its own 'Secret Garden'.

We are also home to Holgates Honey Ice Cream shop - renown in the area for making their own unique ice creams and the famous Honey Bear who loves to entertain both children and adults alike. In the season, you will see him waving and greeting visitors as you pass.

An open-air market is held on Mondays from May until September - so, you'll never be lost for something to keep you and the whole family entertained.

The Talyllyn Railway is the world's first preserved narrow gauge steam railway of its kind. Originally built to carry slates from a large quarry at Abergynolwyn down to Tywyn for shipment all over the UK, it is now a big attraction for visitors. Trains run daily to Dolgoch Falls and Nant Gwernol where there are walks, waterfalls and glorious scenery to marvel at. At Wharf station there is a restaurant, a small museum and a gift shop.

The railway holds many special events throughout the year such as 'Sants Specials', 'Halloween trains' and the famous 'Race the Train event'. This hill race organised by the railway volunteers attracts thousands of visitors and runners and is hosted in August every year and offers numerous different races for all age groups. Runners come from many different countries and strive to beat the steam engine by running along the adjacent fields. There are several shorter distance races including those for children.

Aberdyfi is a beautiful fishing village just 3 miles south of Tywyn and has some fine shops and many superb places to eat. For golf enthusiasts, there is the famous 18-hole championship golf course and excellent bowling green. The beach is immensely popular with kite fliers and wind surfers. The estuary waters (it's not quite the sea here) are very busy, being a base for the nearby Outward Bound Trust. Home to the Dovey Yacht Club where you can learn to sail and wind surf, or simply enjoy the traditional pastime of crabbing from the Jetty. Sailing and all water sports are exceedingly popular both here and in Tywyn.

You can also book sea fishing trips on the local boats, or simply just cast from the beach. A fishing boat catches fish, sold at a shop on the wharf and supplied to many of the restaurants in Aberdyfi and Tywyn.


From the village of Abergynolwyn you come to the mountains of the southern part of Snowdonia, with the scenic Tal-y-Llyn lake backed by the peaks of Cader Idris, with one of its peaks being 2,927 ft high.

Cader Idris is famously popular for walkers and climbers of all age groups and offers many routes to the summit. Countless visitors make the climb to the top to see the lakes on the mountain and the magnificent views, which include the sandy beach of the lovely town of Barmouth, famous for its railway bridge - the longest timber viaduct in Wales (900 yards long) and one of the oldest in regular use in Britain.

Further to the south is the historical market town of Machynlleth. This was the seat of Owain Glyndwr's Welsh Parliament in 1404 and the building where he worked and lived in is still there to this day. The most notable feature of Machynlleth is the town clock freestanding and is virtually unique in the British Isles.

The Tabernacle here was converted in the 1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. Throughout the year MOMA WALES displays modern art, and the Machynlleth Festival takes place in the auditorium every August - with eminent performers taking part in choral singing, jazz, chamber music and poetry readings.

A weekly street market is also held on Wednesdays throughout the year.

Just outside of Machynlleth you can find the Centre for Alternative Technology - Europe's leading Eco-centre. Offering solutions to some of the most serious challenges facing our planet and humanity, such as pollution and the waste of precious resources. They do vital research into greener living.

Continuing from here you will reach Corris - a small slate mining village which is home to Corris Craft Centre with 9 workshops welcoming visitors to watch their work, join in or support the small businesses through buying wares. There is something for everyone such as glass sculptures, handmade chocolate, Celtic jewellery and wooden furniture and toys. This is also the starting point of King Arthur's Labyrinth Underground Adventure and the Braich Goch Slate Mine (Corris Mine Explorers).

Beautifully located between Aberdyfi and Barmouth, Tywyn represents an ideal location to explore the best of what Wales has to offer. The perfect place for a relaxing holiday on the beach or walking in the mountains.

With Dolgoch Falls, Bird Rock, Cader Idris, the Bearded Lake, Castell Y Bere and Snowdon along with all the Castles of Wales, this mountainous region of Gwynedd provides a fantastic range of scenic outings for sightseeing and hill walkers.

An ideal setting for beach lovers, sunseekers, walkers, hikers, birdwatchers or just for taking in the breath-taking scenery, there are miles of coastal and hillside walks for anyone and everyone, so indulge in your escapism and allow Tywyn Getaways take away the stress of modern life.