Machynlleth is a busy little market town on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park. It is the historic ancient capital of Wales and the seat of Owain Glyndwr's parliament in 1404. In more recent times it has become not only a tourist centre but also a hub for 'green' culture and sustainable living, inspired by the nearby Centre for Alternative Technology. The town has an active cultural life, which annually culminates in the Machynlleth Festival - particularly noted for classical music concerts and art exhibitions. The 'Mach' area is also an excellent area for walkers, especially those wishing to escape the pedestrian 'traffic jams' in the mountains of Northern Snowdonia. It is also a renowned area for mountain biking with recognized trails nearby and bike hire available in the town. It is also a famous area for angling and for bird watching. Sporting facilities include golf, shooting, fishing, sea angling and motor cycle and quad bike trail riding.
The beautiful seaside town of Aberdovey / Aberdyfi, with its harbour and sandy beaches is only nine miles to the west by road or by rail.
There are wonderful views of mountains, hills, woods, open countryside and of course the River Dovey.
Dyfiview B&B is an excellent centre from which to explore the local area and beyond, being ideally situated with easy access to public transport and road links and in the middle of all the area's most popular destinations and tourist attractions. It is also within easy walking distance of the town's restaurants, pubs and take-aways and other facilities.
How to get here
Machynlleth station is on the national rail network and only 5 minutes walk from Dyfiview B&B (uphill).
Approaching from the North
From M6 take M56 to Chester. From Chester take A483 Wrexham and continue to Welshpool.
At Welshpool take A458 to Machynlleth. At the T junction in front of the clock in Machynlleth turn right, then just before the railway bridge (opposite a Texaco garage) turn right. Follow the road uphill, avoiding 2 turns to the left, the first is the entrance to the station and the second leads to numbers 1-3 only. Take the third and last turning on the left and continue uphill and round to the right. Our home is at the very top of the hill on the right hand side. (Avoid the house on the left hand side called "Dovey View" (no: 14). This is not a B&B!).
Free parking is available on our driveway or in the quiet road outside.
Approaching from the South
From M6 take the M54 towards Telford and Shrewsbury, then onto the A5 to Shrewsbury.
At Shrewsbury follow the A458 through Welshpool to Machynlleth and continue as above.
The grid reference is SH 747 011 and the postcode is SY20 8DD. If using a satnav, please note that you may have to continue a little further along the road after the satnav says you have reached your destination.
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