Travel, history and heritage information about Cymer Abbey, a Abbey in Gwynedd, plus nearby accommodation and historic attractions to visit. Part of the Gwynedd Travel Guide on Britain Express.
The thriving town of Dolgellau provides an excellent base from which to tour Snowdonia. Dolgellau stands at the foot of the Cadair Idris mountain range.
It is a beautiful Welsh town anyway situated at the foothills of Cader Idris but even if it wasn't it holds so many dear memories that it can be nothing but magic xx
‘Photograph of Lion Street, Dolgellau, Wales’, John Piper, – Tate Archive
Dolgellau: Handsome, dark-stoned market town set beneath Cadair Idris, the legendary ‘Chair of Idris’. Its narrow streets and open main square are home to a good range of inns and shops.
The Big Bridge over the Afon Wnion dates from 1638 and has been widened and altered on a number of occasions. The bridge was substantially remodelled in the to accommodate the construction of the railway line at the north end.