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Following our return from Lyme Regis, after a few days at home,we set out to North Wales for our second break in two weeks. We’d booked into a very nice B and B, Dofannog Fawr, in the Tal-y-llyn valley. On the way down we stopped off at nearby Dolgellau.

Although it’s the main town in the southern part of the Snowdonia National Park, it’s not very large; more of a large village really. The buildings are constructed of the local stone – grey dolerite and slate – so they probably didn’t look their best in the flat light of a grey day. Most of the buildings are best described as vernacular – i.e. built in the local style.

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This pub allowed customers to bring their own food!


This was a rare example of a neo-classical style building in the town.


This building used to be an ironmongers


but today it’s an independent coffee shop


Quite quirky, but serving good coffee and cakes and very popular


In the background of this picture you can glimpse the reason why we were here!



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