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Bradshaw’s Guide

Machynlleth to Aberystwith

Passing onward from Machynlleth, we come to a bend of the river Dovey, on which is situated Glan Dovey station, and a little further along the widening estuary of the Dovey to

Ynys-Las, at which place there is a ferry across the mouth of the river to Aberdovey, a small but pretty bathing place. This portion of the Welsh Coast line takes a northerly direction to


A thoroughly Welsh town, and a most rural watering place. St. Cadfau’s Church will delight an antiquarian.

From hence, leaving the race course to the left, we continue our journey about five miles further to Llwyngwril, and thence to

Barmouth Ferry, at the mouth of the river Mawddach. The stream, the banks of which present some pretty views, is here crossed to


A small manufacturing town, situated on the slope of a hill, with a considerable miscellaneous trade.

From hence to Dolgelley the road runs along the northern bank of the river, commanding good views of the majestic Cader Idris, with its Cyclopean precipices, about 2½ miles to the right. On arriving at the village of Llanelltyd we take the road to the south to the town of Dolgelley; or, if the tourist prefer, he may recross Barmouth Ferry and proceed by rail to Penmaen Pool, and thence by omnibus to


The town is romantically situated at the foot of the celebrated Cader Idris, for the exploration of which it will be found necessary to have a guide or ordnance map.

On retracing our steps to Ynys-Las we proceed in the direction of Aberystwith to the station of

Borth, a little village on the edge of an extensive sandy beach. Two and a quarter miles further is the little town of

Llanfihangel a little to the right of which is Sarn Cynfelin, or the Wallag shoal. There are remains of a very old castle, said to have been destroyed in the twelfth century. One and a half mile further brings us to

Bow Street station, and 4¼ miles more to


On the coast of Cardiganshire, situated on a bold eminence, overhanging the sea, at the junction of the Ystwith and the Rhydol.

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