The charming village of Dyffryn Ardudwy, sometimes known simply as Dyffryn, lies between Harlech and Barmouth in Gwynedd, North Wales. Dyffryn sits on the narrow coastal strip between the glorious sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay to the west and the foothills of Snowdonia to the east. It is fabulous walking country with rolling hills, golden sands and wooded valleys to be explored. The landscape is full of history, the village attracts visitors seeking out ancient settlements and historical artefacts.
Dyffryn Ardudwy's most famous historic attractions are the prehistoric burial chambers located, unusually, close to the village centre, and believed to have been constructed as far back as 3,500 BC. A striking monument amongst Dyffryn Ardudwy's countryside, they attract historians and passers-by throughout the year. Another historic monument waiting to be visited is Harlech Castle, a 13th century stone castle built on a hill high above the nearby town of Harlech.
If history doesn't appeal to you, then there's always the opportunity to take off all your clothes and relax on some of the best beaches in Wales. Yes Dyffryn has one of the few recognised nudist beaches in Wales.(Mind ... you will probably see a few more ancient monuments of the human kind on the beach!) Mile after mile of golden sands stretch from Barmouth in the south through Dyffryn to Shell Island in the north and on to the Glasfryn Estuary. The popular seaside resort of Barmouth is just 5 miles south of Dyffryn Ardudwy, the quirky village of Portmeirion on the Glasfryn Estuary is 13 miles north of the village.