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Explore the Attractions of Southern Snowdonia from Bryn Sion B&B

The B&B is located in the beautiful Cywarch valley in south east Snowdonia, and is an ideal base for those wishing to explore this picturesque, tranquil and unspoilt area. There are numerous outdoor activities to try, and attractions to explore.

  • Idyllic lake and mountain scenery
  • Beaches and coast of Cardigan Bay
  • Superb walking and other activities

This bed and breakfast accommodation is located near Dinas Mawddwy to the east of Dolgellau in southern Snowdonia.

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Cywarch Valley

Attractions Around Bryn Sion Farm

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Things To Do and Places To Visit around Bryn Sion

The Aran mountain (3000 ft), as well as many other walks can be reached by footpaths directly from the property. Cadair Idris (2930 ft) is another superb climb that can be accessed from Dolgellau. A superb cycle path from Dolgellau to Barmouth situated along the old railway line is only 12 miles from the property. For those wanting a more adventurous cycle, the mountain biking centre at Coed y Brenin is nearby, which will really get your adrenalin going. We can help dry your waterproofs, and cycle storage is available in a shed.

For those wishing a slower paced holiday, the valley is an ideal base for bird watching, fishing and shooting. Horse riding, golf and quad biking are also available nearby.

Both Bala and Vyrnwy lakes are twenty minutes drive over the highest pass in Wales. Barmouth and Aberdovey beaches are within easy driving distance.

Bryn Sion is close to the market town of Machynlleth and Dolgellau, with a range of craft, boutique and antique shops. Locally, we also have the Meirion Woollen Mill – café and shop (2 miles). A local Farmer's Market is held on the 2nd Sunday of every month in Dinas Mawddwy.

Other local attractions include:

  • Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
  • Tal y Llyn railway
  • Portmeirion
  • Corris Craft Centre
  • Go Ape high ropes course
  • Dyfi Osprey Project
  • Ynys Hir RSPB reserve
  • Vale of Rheidol railway
  • National Whitewater Centre
  • Harlech castle
  • Castell y Bere
  • Aberdovey golf course

See our 'Find Us' page for a location map and route planner.

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View from Aran Fawddwy
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Feeding the lambs
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Barmouth beach

Contact Details

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contact details

For more information, or to make a booking, please contact Lynwen Edwards at:

Bryn Sion Farm, Dinas Mawddwy, Machynlleth, Powys, Wales, SY20 9JG, UK

01650 531251