Rhiwlwyfen's Guidebook

SallyAnn

Rhiwlwyfen's Guidebook

Food Scene
Cross Foxes - Bar Grill Rooms
Penhelig Arms Hotel
27-29 Terrace Rd
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Ynyshir Restaurant and Rooms
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Knickerbockers Ice Cream Parlour
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The Brigands Inn
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Caffi'r Ceunant
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Number Twenty One
21 Heol Maengwyn
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The Black Lion Inn
Y Garth Bar & Restaurant
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The Last Inn
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Ultracomida
31 Pier St
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Y Star Inn Dylife
Sightseeing
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Dyfi Osprey Project
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King Arthurs Labyrinth
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Talyllyn Railway
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Devil's Bridge Falls
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Beautiful Waterfall and historic mill
Furnace
Beautiful Waterfall and historic mill
Boat Rentals. Explore Shell Island on your own time with your family and friends with one of our, well maintained, Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rentals. Dolphin Tours. Snorkeling.
Shell Island
Boat Rentals. Explore Shell Island on your own time with your family and friends with one of our, well maintained, Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rentals. Dolphin Tours. Snorkeling.
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Betws-y-Coed
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Cadair Idris - Penygadair
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Beddgelert
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Harlech Castle
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Byd Mary Jones World
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Portmeirion
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Explore the 6 dams of the Elan valley
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Elan Valley Reservoirs
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Explore the 6 dams of the Elan valley
Considered Wales’ most beautiful lake and located just a short drive from the Shropshire border, Lake Vyrnwy is ideal for twitchers, cyclists and fishing fans. Swimming, overnight camping and open fires are strictly prohibited.
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Lake Vyrnwy
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Considered Wales’ most beautiful lake and located just a short drive from the Shropshire border, Lake Vyrnwy is ideal for twitchers, cyclists and fishing fans. Swimming, overnight camping and open fires are strictly prohibited.
The Ospreys are in residence between April and late August
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Dyfi Osprey Project
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The Ospreys are in residence between April and late August
Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.
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Coed-y-Brenin
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Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.
Llywernog Silver Lead Mine
Corris
Catch the train from Aberystwyth to Devil Bridge Falls
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Vale of Rheidol Railway
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Catch the train from Aberystwyth to Devil Bridge Falls
Travel by train to Pwllheli
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Pwllheli
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Travel by train to Pwllheli
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Llanfair Slate Caverns
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Worth a drive if you have time.
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National Showcaves Centre for Wales
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Worth a drive if you have time.
Glaslyn Nature Reserve
Watch fast jets fly around Cadair Idris peak around the Dyfi Valley
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Mach Loop
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Watch fast jets fly around Cadair Idris peak around the Dyfi Valley
A beautiful walk along the beach to this historic pub. A day trip to the Llyn Peninsula
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Tŷ Coch Inn
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A beautiful walk along the beach to this historic pub. A day trip to the Llyn Peninsula
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Bardsey Island
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Glansevern Hall Gardens offer over 25 stunning acres of diverse landscape and exotic planting. The spectacular estate comprises a variety of garden attractions, such as the 5 acre reflecting lake, a cascading Water Garden, easy lakeside and woodland walks, the more formal Walled Garden, the charming Folly Garden and the secluded Bird Hide, set where the River Severn meets the River Rhiew.
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Glansevern Hall Gardens
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Glansevern Hall Gardens offer over 25 stunning acres of diverse landscape and exotic planting. The spectacular estate comprises a variety of garden attractions, such as the 5 acre reflecting lake, a cascading Water Garden, easy lakeside and woodland walks, the more formal Walled Garden, the charming Folly Garden and the secluded Bird Hide, set where the River Severn meets the River Rhiew.
The Museum gives a great insight into the woollen industry, its boom and bust cycles and the effect on the development and growth of Newtown during the 1800s. It covers the story of wool from fleece to flannel, and tells the story of the families who lived and worked in this rare building from that period. It opens during the summer months.
Newtown Textile Museum
5-7 Commercial Street
The Museum gives a great insight into the woollen industry, its boom and bust cycles and the effect on the development and growth of Newtown during the 1800s. It covers the story of wool from fleece to flannel, and tells the story of the families who lived and worked in this rare building from that period. It opens during the summer months.
The Tabernacle was converted in the mid-1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. Since then MOMA Machynlleth has grown up alongside it in seven beautiful exhibition spaces. Throughout the year MOMA Machynlleth shows Modern Welsh Art, featuring leading artists from Wales, works from the growing Tabernacle Collection, and in August selected entries from the Tabernacle Art Competition. Many of the works of art are for sale.
Moma Machynlleth
The Tabernacle was converted in the mid-1980s from a Wesleyan chapel into a centre for the performing arts. Since then MOMA Machynlleth has grown up alongside it in seven beautiful exhibition spaces. Throughout the year MOMA Machynlleth shows Modern Welsh Art, featuring leading artists from Wales, works from the growing Tabernacle Collection, and in August selected entries from the Tabernacle Art Competition. Many of the works of art are for sale.
Bwlch y Groes (Pass of the Cross) is one of the highest public road mountain passes in Wales. The route lies on minor roads linking Dinas Mawddwy, Llanuwchllyn and Lake Vyrnw with views across the Dyfi valley and Cadair Idris
Bwlch-y-groes
Bwlch y Groes (Pass of the Cross) is one of the highest public road mountain passes in Wales. The route lies on minor roads linking Dinas Mawddwy, Llanuwchllyn and Lake Vyrnw with views across the Dyfi valley and Cadair Idris
Beaches
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Aberdyfi
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Borth Beach
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We love this beach for the family. Great rock pooling, plenty of space, public toilets, lifeguard, dogs allowed on certain parts. The Acorn fish and Chip shop is recommended. Maybe call and order in advance.
Barmouth Bay
We love this beach for the family. Great rock pooling, plenty of space, public toilets, lifeguard, dogs allowed on certain parts. The Acorn fish and Chip shop is recommended. Maybe call and order in advance.
Aberystwyth Beach
1-19 South Marine Terrace
Ynyslas
Where to Play
Sailing, fishing, SUP
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Llyn Clywedog
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Sailing, fishing, SUP
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Dyfi Bike Park
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The rail toboggan is a scream
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Zip World Fforest
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The rail toboggan is a scream
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Zip World Bounce Below
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Nestled in the stunning Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that demonstrates practical solutions for a sustainable future. Arrive in style - Take one of Europe’s steepest water-balanced cliff railways up to the visitor centre and discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens, experimental green buildings and sustainably managed woodland habitats. With plenty to see and do, CAT is a great place for the kids!
CAT (Centre for Alternative Technology)
Nestled in the stunning Dyfi Biosphere in Mid Wales, The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that demonstrates practical solutions for a sustainable future. Arrive in style - Take one of Europe’s steepest water-balanced cliff railways up to the visitor centre and discover a hidden world, packed full of working examples of renewable energy, beautiful organic gardens, experimental green buildings and sustainably managed woodland habitats. With plenty to see and do, CAT is a great place for the kids!
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Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
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RSPB Ynys-hir
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National White Water Centre/ Canolfan Dŵr Gwyn Genedlaethol
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Antur Stiniog
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Machynlleth Golf Club
Borth & Ynyslas Golf Club
1874 High Street
Dovey Valley Shooting Ground
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Hell's Mouth
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Spa open for non residents
Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort
Spa open for non residents
Surf School, SUP School, Kayak Hire
AberAdventures
Surf School, SUP School, Kayak Hire
longest zip line in Europe I believe !
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Zip World Penrhyn Quarry
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longest zip line in Europe I believe !
Step back in time at The Magic Lantern. Currently operating a drive in cinema.
Cinema
Step back in time at The Magic Lantern. Currently operating a drive in cinema.
By AppoiNtment Only Address: Wales Maes Dulas Blaen Y Pant Forge, Machynlleth SY20 Wales
Falconry Experience Wales
By AppoiNtment Only Address: Wales Maes Dulas Blaen Y Pant Forge, Machynlleth SY20 Wales
Quad biking at Beiciau Madian Quads is based at Ty Mawr just outside Machynlleth. On the mountain road to Llanidloes in the heart of undiscovered Mid Wales. "We offer several treks, catering to everyone from complete novices to experienced 4x4 drivers. The experience is unique and satisfaction is guaranteed! Safety is paramount, of course; all our leaders are qualified and the courses start with a safety brief. The treks include all safety equipment. On any of our treks you will travel down green lanes, retracing ancient routes that were lifelines for generations of travellers. These ancient and little-used routes offer our bikers an opportunity to see breathtaking and beautiful areas that only intrepid hill-walkers and farmers are likely to share."
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Machynlleth
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Quad biking at Beiciau Madian Quads is based at Ty Mawr just outside Machynlleth. On the mountain road to Llanidloes in the heart of undiscovered Mid Wales. "We offer several treks, catering to everyone from complete novices to experienced 4x4 drivers. The experience is unique and satisfaction is guaranteed! Safety is paramount, of course; all our leaders are qualified and the courses start with a safety brief. The treks include all safety equipment. On any of our treks you will travel down green lanes, retracing ancient routes that were lifelines for generations of travellers. These ancient and little-used routes offer our bikers an opportunity to see breathtaking and beautiful areas that only intrepid hill-walkers and farmers are likely to share."
Boat Trips, Dolphin Spotting
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New Quay
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Boat Trips, Dolphin Spotting
Yamaha Off Road Experience offer something for everyone - off road tryout for a complete novice to top level national enduro riders who want help to improve their skills and take them to the next level.
Yamaha Off Road Experience
Yamaha Off Road Experience offer something for everyone - off road tryout for a complete novice to top level national enduro riders who want help to improve their skills and take them to the next level.
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Revolution Bike Park
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Tucked away in Snowdonia National Park, Penmachno offers year-round natural riding in amongst beautiful ancient woodland. You can either ride the full 30km loop in one go, or break it down into more manageable chunks if you're feeling less energetic. The 19km loop offers fast descents and thigh-burn inducing climbs, while the 11km loop is a bit mellower, with flowing singletrack and the chance to take in some absolutely stunning views. While the facilities are limited onsite, head down the road to Betws y Coed for local amenities, including refreshments and bike services.
Penmachno
Tucked away in Snowdonia National Park, Penmachno offers year-round natural riding in amongst beautiful ancient woodland. You can either ride the full 30km loop in one go, or break it down into more manageable chunks if you're feeling less energetic. The 19km loop offers fast descents and thigh-burn inducing climbs, while the 11km loop is a bit mellower, with flowing singletrack and the chance to take in some absolutely stunning views. While the facilities are limited onsite, head down the road to Betws y Coed for local amenities, including refreshments and bike services.
The Dyfi valley acts as a pivot for a series of MTB events. Dyfi Enduro, and subsequently Dyfi MTB Events, grew out of an idea in the year 2000, to run a mountain bike event on the great network of trails that crisscross the huge Dyfi forest, North of Machynlleth in Mid Wales. The Fox Antifreeze in March The Beast Unchained in Sep/Oct Bontrager in May Temtiwr a weekend event dedicated to womens' MTB, early September
River Dyfi
The Dyfi valley acts as a pivot for a series of MTB events. Dyfi Enduro, and subsequently Dyfi MTB Events, grew out of an idea in the year 2000, to run a mountain bike event on the great network of trails that crisscross the huge Dyfi forest, North of Machynlleth in Mid Wales. The Fox Antifreeze in March The Beast Unchained in Sep/Oct Bontrager in May Temtiwr a weekend event dedicated to womens' MTB, early September
Favourite Walks
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Hafren Forest
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The Mawddach Trail
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Glyndwr's Way
Source of the River Severn
Dôl Idris Car Park (start for Minffordd Path of Cader Idris climb/walk)
Annual Events
Wales Rally GB takes place in October
Rally of North Wales
Wales Rally GB takes place in October
Machynlleth Comedy Festival : The festival is made up of hundreds of shows which take place in Machynlleth on the first weekend in May, known as May Day Weekend.
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Machynlleth
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Machynlleth Comedy Festival : The festival is made up of hundreds of shows which take place in Machynlleth on the first weekend in May, known as May Day Weekend.
Around 3rd week of July: With four-days packed full of competition, attractions, displays, activities, live music and shopping... there is plenty to see and do at the Royal Welsh Show.
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Royal Welsh Show
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Around 3rd week of July: With four-days packed full of competition, attractions, displays, activities, live music and shopping... there is plenty to see and do at the Royal Welsh Show.
Various trails are held throughout August. Machynlleth hosts an event around the 2nd week of August
North Wales Sheep Dog Society
Various trails are held throughout August. Machynlleth hosts an event around the 2nd week of August
Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Fireworks is a community run, magical event driven by communities in the Dyfi Valley. Usually falls around the 1st November
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Machynlleth
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Machynlleth Lantern Parade and Fireworks is a community run, magical event driven by communities in the Dyfi Valley. Usually falls around the 1st November
Race The Train: This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started. Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. Event usually takes place around 21st August
Abergynolwyn
Race The Train: This unique event is a must for all multi - terrain runners. Many competitors return regularly to try and better their performance or just beat that train while others have run nearly every year since the races started. Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. Event usually takes place around 21st August
The Arts
Wales's largest arts centre opened in 1970 and features a 312-seat theatre, a 900-seat concert hall, a studio and a cinema, plus gallery spaces, cafés, bars and shops. Operated by Aberystwyth University, it has over 700,000 visitors every year and maintains programmes of theatre, cinema, music, dance, the visual arts, stand-up comedy, talks & lectures, and other events. Forthcoming events with Ben Fogle and Ray Mears
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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
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Wales's largest arts centre opened in 1970 and features a 312-seat theatre, a 900-seat concert hall, a studio and a cinema, plus gallery spaces, cafés, bars and shops. Operated by Aberystwyth University, it has over 700,000 visitors every year and maintains programmes of theatre, cinema, music, dance, the visual arts, stand-up comedy, talks & lectures, and other events. Forthcoming events with Ben Fogle and Ray Mears