Tywyn is a seaside town on the fantastic North West Wales coastline, boasting a long sandy beach with dunes, and close to stunning hills and unspoilt countryside.
One of the towns best attractions is the wonderful Talyllyn Railway, a narrow gauge line passing through fantastic scenery with some great walks. The Reverend W. Awdry, creator of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories was a volunteer here and was inspired by its steam locomotives. Tywyn also has its own restored 1930s Wurlitzer Pipe Organ bringing the glamour of the old movies to the town.
Tywyn is close to the southern part of Snowdonia National Park, and much lovely scenery is found just inland attracting tourists, hill walkers and climbers. Particularly beautiful is craggy Cadair Idris mountain with Talyllyn Lake at its base, and the spectacular sheer rocky hill of Craig Yr Aderyn (or Birds Rock).
Tywyn has a small tourist information centre in the Library, Neifion Street.
Days out along the A493 coast road to enjoy the scenery, or prhaps north to Dolgellau and on into Swondonia.
Towns Near Tywyn To Visit - straight line distance:Aberdovey (3.52 miles) Borth (7.14 miles) Barmouth (9.58 miles) Machynlleth (10.09 miles)
The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum History of the Talyllyn and other narrow gauge railways.
Talyllyn Railway Historic narrow-gauge steam railway that inspired the creator of Thomas the Tank Engine.
The Tywyn Wurlitzer Be transported to the heyday of 1930s cinema by this restored Wurlitzer organ.