Places To Go
Many visitors who come simply to enjoy the powder-soft sands of the Aberdovey's blue flag beach are surprised to find that, whether the sun's shining or not, there's plenty of attractions to explore within close proximity of the Trefeddian Hotel in Aberdovey.
Narrow Gauge Steam Railways
These reduced-size, full working steam locomotives are a great way to explore and see the countryside - rain or shine! Each of the railway lines has its own history, and many a nostalgic day can be spent learning about these historic work horses of yesteryear.
The 7-mile line takes approx. 2.5 hours on a return journey, with stops along the route that offer pleasant walks. The café at Abergynolwyn station and railway museum make this a lovely day trip.
The Corris Railway
The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2' 3" gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930. The Corris Railway Museum opened in 1970 and passenger services recommenced in 2002, with regular steam-hauled services returning in 2005, operated by volunteer members of the Corris Railway Society.
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Located in Aberystwyth, this line takes you into the hills, rising up over 600 ft. ending at The Devil's Bridge and Mynach Falls. Well worth a visit!
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway
This 16-mile return journey offers beautiful views over the rolling hills of the Mid Wales countryside.The carriages are particularly special, offering access to the enclosed seating area via an open balcony - a great way to watch the world go by!
Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway
Just a short drive from the hotel, this lovely little railway follows the sea wall and ends at a sweet café at the end of the spit with views of the Mawddach Estuary and north of the mountains of Snowdonia.
The Ffestiniog Railway
This historic train climbs over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it.
Llanberis Lake Railway
Located 90 minutes to the north of the hotel, this railway journey is only 40 minutes long but the journey around the base of Snowdon Mountain and along the side of Llanberis lake is spectacular.
King Arthur's Labyrinth
Found deep beneath the mountains of Southern Snowdonia in the village of Corris, King Arthur's Labyrinth
is one of the most mysterious visitor attractions in Mid Wales. Join your hooded Dark Age boatman and sail underground, through a waterfall and back across a thousand years. Submersed in the darkest of the Dark Ages, enjoy tales of King Arthur and other ancient Welsh legends as you explore the dramatic underground caverns and winding tunnels of the Labyrinth. A fun day out for all the family whatever the weather.
Corris Craft Centre
Corris Craft Centre
, near Machynlleth in Mid Wales, has nine Craft workshops packed with unique hand crafted items. Watch talented artists producing a range of quality items ranging from traditional and rustic to contemporary. In many of the studios you can also try your hand at the crafts. The perfect place for very special, yet slightly unusual, gifts.