Self-catering holiday accommodation in Tywyn
West facing and situated halfway between the mouths of the Dyfi and Dysynni rivers is Tywyn, the second most important commercial town in the area, just up the coast from Aberdyfi. Like most of the towns in the Dyfi area, it welcomes lots of visitors in the summer but is quiet outside the holiday season, with plenty of fantastic holiday cottages in Tywyn to stay in.
The town has several small supermarkets and a choice of takeaways, pubs and cafes. The promenade, assembly rooms (now Magic Lantern Cinema) and other fine buildings in Tywyn were built by the Corbett family. The name crops up almost everywhere you look.
The town has two main attractions: Holgates ice-cream shop, famous for its honey ice cream, and the Tal-y-Llyn steam railway. Perfect for family holidays, Tywyn is also home to an amusement park and a lovely beach.
The Tal-y-Llyn railway has two stations in Tywyn. Wharf Station is at the end of the line and close to the mainline rail station. The second station is at Pendre at the north end of Tywyn, near to the industrial estate. Here the steam locomotives and carriages are lovingly restored and maintained by volunteers but there is also a platform.
Keen walkers are spoilt for choice in the area around Tywyn. Cader Idris is one of the most southerly high mountains in the UK, with many upland species reaching their southerly limit here, including the diminutive dwarf willow, a species of creeping plant, on the summit ridge. The area supports an extensive range of upland habitats including blanket bog, upland heath, broadleaved woodland and a variety of grassland types.
If you're interested in staying in Tywyn, take a look through our self-catering accommodation in Tywyn above to find your perfect place to stay.