Dolgoch Falls are three waterfalls forming part of the Nant Dol-góch stream, a source for the River Fathew, and are just 4-miles from the beaches of Tywyn and the Trem Enlli Self-Catering Apartment.
The waterfalls provide the backdrop to a popular walk of no more than one mile and there is plenty of space for children to run around without getting into too much mischief. There are caves and tunnels to explore as well. Take a picnic and a towel as there are delightful pools at the top of the falls to cool your feet. However, if you are visiting with children, keep a watchful eye for any meddling water-loving fairies as many have been caught in the act of carrying-off unguarded children.
If you are a Led Zeppelin fan, you may be intersted to learn that the falls provided the setting for “No Quarter” (1994) and also featured in the Pictures At 11 songbook.
Once you have enjoyed the spectacular scenery why not pop-in to the Dolgoch Falls hotel for a refreshing cup of tea?
Travelling from Tywyn, take the A493 road north to Fairbourne. After a couple of miles take the B4405 to Dolgoch. The car Park for the falls is at the front of the Dolgoch Falls Hotel. A £2 parking charge applies.
A path to the right of the hotel, which parallels the river, leads to the falls. The lower section of the falls has wheelchair access.
Alternatively, you can get there by steam power. The Talyllyn Railway stops at Dolgoch and there are clear signs from the station directing you to the falls.
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Castell y Bere is the largest native Welsh castle ever built. Now little more than an ruin, it is hard to imagine how the castle would have looked in its pomp, but if there is a more atmospheric spot for a castle, then I haven’t seen it. Visit our guide to Castell y Bere for more information including how to get there.