Visit Tal-y-llyn and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Tal-y-llyn, Gwynedd, a very small hamlet, gives its name to the lake lying at the western foot of Cader Idris. The road from Dolgellau drops steeply down into the valley where the lake lies, and the view of it from the point where the road steers away for Corns is the best one can have of the shining water. The lake, which is more correctly called Llyn Myngul, is rather over 1 mile long, its North East end fading into shallow and reeded flats, from which an ascent can be made steeply to the head of Cader. The further end opens from the narrow Dysynni valley, and from here the two fishing hotels that constitute Tal-y-llyn village look out over the embankment water. The view of Cader is striking, but its summit is lost among the crowded heights that thrust themselves upon the lake from all sides, the slopes from Glyn lago among the Tarens to the South being dominant.
The church is small and stands to one side rather obscurely. It is dated only from 1600, but has kept many characteristics of style belonging to earlier days. The chancel roof is painted over with red and white roses as if to commemorate the l5th century wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster. At the East end is a painting showing the Twelve Apostles. And over the door is a Welsh inscription in the traditional verse form of the Englyn. It can be translated:
This is a house of refuge, holy and high, a kingly closure from the world.
Let no man enter it
unless his heart is pure.
Nearby towns: Barmouth, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, Tywyn
Nearby villages: Aber Cywarch, Aberangell, Aberdovey, Abergynolwyn, Aberllefenni, Arthog, Bryn-crug, Capel Arthog, Cemmaes Road, Corris, Cross Foxes, Darowen, Dinas Mawddwy, Dylife, Eglwys Fach, Esgairgeiliog, Llanaber, Llanddwywe, Llanegryn, Llanelltyd, Llanenddwyn, Llanfachreth, Llanfihangel-y-Pennant, Llangelynin, Llanwrin, Llwyngwril, Mallwyd, Pandy, Pantperthog, Penegoes, Pennal, South Beach, Tonfanau
Have you decided to visit Tal-y-llyn or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Tal-y-llyn bed and breakfast (a Tal-y-llyn B&B or Tal-y-llyn b and b)
- a Tal-y-llyn guesthouse
- a Tal-y-llyn hotel (or motel)
- a Tal-y-llyn self-catering establishment, or
- other Tal-y-llyn accommodation