Dolgellau

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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!

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

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This building used to be an ironmongers

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but today it’s an independent coffee shop

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

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

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