Just a short drive, or walk, from Tywyn and you are in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in Wales. Nestling at the foot of Cadair Idris stands the ruins of a romantic Welsh Castle, Castell y Bere an ancient church, St Michael's in Llanfihangel-y-Pennant,.Dolgoch Fallsare a series of waterfalls between Abergynolwyn and Tywyn. The falls are part of the Nant Dol-gôch stream, which flows into the River Fathew, and form a popular walk from Dolgoch station. It's temperate rainforest mini climate produces an abundance of mosses and ferns and moss encrusted trees. Talyllyn Steam Railway There are many fantastic walks in the area but should you wish the train to take the strain then there is the world famous and historic narrow gauge
Talyllyn Steam Railway.
The Talyllyn Railway dates from the mid 1860's, being used to transport the slate from the Abergynolwyn quarries to the coast at Tywyn. In 1950 the Talyllyn Railway became the first railway in the world to be run by a volunteer-led preservation society. Today, passengers embark at Tywyn Station from where the train steams up the scenic Fathew Valley, stopping at several stations on the way before reaching its destination at Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. Passengers have the opportunity at several stops to leave the train for walks to Castell y Bere, Bird Rock, Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol
St Cadfans Church Tywyn
is noted for the Norman Church of St Cadfan, the earliest parts of which date from the twelfth century. The church houses two fourteenth-century stone effigies and most importantly the Cadfan / Nitanam early Christian inscribed stone dating from the eighth or ninth century AD. The stone is inscribed with the oldest known written Welsh