Things to Do in and around Aberdovey, Wales
.. something for everyone
For generations Aberdovey (Aberdyfi) has entertained the visitors who come to this spectacular part of Wales. The reason for it’s popularity are not hard to find. Building castles on the golden sandy beach or the excitement of crabbing from the pier; good traditional 'do it yourself' family fun. At the other end of the spectrum we have the outdoor activities of mountain climbing, hill walking and mountain biking on some of the most challenging, scenic and rewarding places in the United Kingdom. And in between there is a whole load of options from the passive to the active to satisfy everyone.
- Crabbing: Many an hour, many a day has been enjoyed in this most simple of pass times that entertains all generations of families, time and again. Try it, you’ll be surprised!
- Beach: There are few places in the country that can boast of such a fine stretch of beach - 4 miles of golden sand facing the south and west. So why not go for a stroll along it and enjoy its many wonders.
- Walks: There are walks for all, from a level stroll to the ascent of Cadair Idris (Wales’ 2nd highest mountain). We have a folder of places to go that you can choose from at Cartref.
- Steam Trains: There are many Narrow Gauge Steam Railways in the area, the nearest being Talyllyn Railway in Tywyn. A great day out for young and old, as well as a visit to the museum.
- Aberdovey Golf Course: 'Top 100 Golf Courses of the British Isles'. An enchanting but unforgiving links course with a strong pedigree and history. There are another 5 courses nearby.
- Castles: This is the land of castles and myths. There are ruins, big ones and little ones.
- CAT: Centre for Alternative Technology. A 'Must Do' for anyone who is interested in looking at ways to reduce their environmental footprint. Started in 1973 this is no faddy group, but Europe’s leading eco-centre
- Fishing: Aberdovey offers a wealth of opportunities for fishing, from sea fishing and charter boat hire to trout fishing at the Cregennan Lakes and Tal-y-Llyn Lake. There is a bait shop in Tywyn.
- Mountain Biking: Coed y Brenin with its choice of trails has proved to be a Mecca for enthusiasts of all levels, but there is also Mach 1, 2, 3 and Cli-machx just down the road.
- Corris Craft Centre: A collection of craft workshops producing a range of hand crafted and unique items. You can see the craftspeople at work and can buy directly from them. There is a café and children's play area.
- King Arthur’s Labyrinth: An exciting underground adventure unfolds as you sail along a subterranean river, through a great waterfall, deep inside a mountain, into a world of myths, legends and storytelling.
- Kite Surfing: A fast growing sport that is ideally suited to the area. Well worth a try for those who like a bit of excitement.
See our Aberdovey page for more information about Aberdovey including places to eat.
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Mail: Cartref Guest House, Aberdovey, Gwynedd, LL35 0NR, Wales, UK
Phone: 01654 767273