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This map shows Tal-y-Llyn (sometimes Talyllyn), a beautiful Lake in Gwynedd West Wales Location of Tal-y-Llyn in  Walessituated alongside the B4405 road between the towns of Dolgellau in the North, Machynlleth to the South and Tywyn to the South West.
It is located in the shadow of the mountains known as Cadair Idris (892m), Mynydd Pennant (463m) and Tarren-y-Gesail (667m) and is best discovered when arriving from the South West on the B4405 from Tywyn, as there is a fantastic view of the lake and the Bwlch Llyn Bach pass as the backdrop.

The lake gives its name to the famous narrow gauge Talyllyn Railway although the railway finishes a few miles short of the lake at nearby Abergynolwyn.

If you are holidaying in the area I would strongly recommend a visit to the lake of Tal-y-Llyn. A trip from Aberdyfi to Dolgellau or Barmouth can be much improved by taking the "scenic route" via the B4405. Or take the long way round from Tywyn to Machynlleth and stop for a picnic at Tal-y-Llyn. And if you are interested in Welsh Castles and ancient monuments you can make the journey even better by visiting Castell y Bere (one of Prince Llywelyn the Great's fortresses) and the old church of St Michael's at Llanfihangel y Pennant just a few miles to the West of the lake in the secluded Dysynni Valley. There are delightful walks in the Tallyllyn and Dysynni Valleys including the picturesque Dolgoch Falls Walk and the Abergynolwyn to Castell-y-Bere Walk. Find holiday cottages nearby in Minffordd >

[ Map of Tal-y-Llyn location ] Map of Tal-y-Llyn Lake  location

All distances refer to the proximity of hotels and accommodation to the town of Abergynolwyn
Map of Tal-y-Llyn and surrounding area

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the hairy legged hikerAttractions and facilities near Tal-y-Llyn :

Fishing :
Talyllyn is a natural 220 acre lake that encourages anglers with wild and stocked brown trout, grilse and salmon. Fly-fishing only is allowed and bank fishing is limited to the South shore only. Tal-y-llyn forms the headwater of the river Dysynni that flows for 10 miles before entering the sea near Tywyn on the Cardigan Bay coastline.


Castell y Bere :
4 miles
Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn
In 1221 Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (Prince Llywelyn the Great) took back control of Meirionedd from his son Gruffudd and began to build Castell y Bere. The D shaped towers at the North and South boundaries are easily recognisable as being in the same style as the other Castles built by Llywelyn Fawr.


Tal-y-Llyn Railway :
2 miles
Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.


Directions :

Take the A493 North East from Tywyn for 2 miles, then the B4405 for a further 10 miles.


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