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Tywyn,Wales Floral Display

Tywyn is a small seaside town on the Cardigan Bay Coast of Wales. No large supermarkets are to be found here, just a Co-Op, a Spar and various small shops situated along the High Street.

The winter population is approximately 3,400 - although, during the holiday season, can be added to this figure, in excess of 20,000 holidaymakers at any one time. There are numerous privately owned holiday homes, along with the usual caravan and chalet sites.

Entertainment is available and varied. The Magic Lantern Cinema has a programme of popular, up to date films and also hosts live events and has a bar and coffee shop.

The Tywyn Wurlitzer, which was once in the Woolwich cinema in South East London is now installed in Neuadd Pendre Community Hall in Tywyn, where well know organists come from home and abroad, in order to play such a mighty organ. Concerts take place on a regular basis, throughout the year and are popular with both locals and holidaymakers.

No visit to Tywyn would be complete without a ride on the Talyllyn Railway.

This was the first preserved narrow gauge railway in the world. The seven mile journey, which starts at Tywyn Wharf Station, passes through Dolgoch Falls on its way to Abergynolwyn, where a stop can be made for refreshments in the Station Cafe, before finally terminating at Nant Gwernol.Passengers are free to return on the same train, or spend several hours at any of the halts along the way. This really is a wonderful day out for all the family, including the pet dog! The King's Licensed Cafe & Bistro is to be found on the Wharf Station, where snacks and meals can be ordered at reasonable prices.

Tywyn,Wales Steam Train

All aboard!

August sees 'Race the Train' day. This event is exactly what it says - race the train, when runners of all ages and abilities, come to try to race the train on its journey from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn, taking a route along the road and through fields.

Finally, whatever Tywyn might lack, it surely more than makes up for, by having hills on three sides and the sea on the fourth. The views are spectacular, and no visitors should leave Tywyn without experiencing the glorious sunsets over the sea.

Tywyn,Wales Stunning Sunset

Stunning!

I have lived here for almost ten years, having moved from Lancashire, and although I will always be a Lancashire Lass at heart, part of that heart now belongs to Tywyn.

Tywyn,Wales boarding the train

Dorothy and her late husband Ken Roberts

To find out more go to visit-tywyn.co.uk/

Meet The Author...
Dorothy Roberts
Who Am I?

Born with a rare and complicated heart condition, I wasn’t expected to live more than a few years. However, that was way back in 1948, and I’m still alive and kicking!

Against all the odds, I went through mainstream school then found myself a job as an Office Junior working for a firm of Solicitors, where, over the next thirty odd years, I progressed to a Senior Secretary, until I had to call it a day, owing to my failing health.

In 1970 I met my husband, Ken, whilst on holiday in Torquay - a place neither of us should have been, had we not been let down by our respective friends. Who says that holiday romances don’t last? Ours certainly has - it was obviously meant to be, as last year we celebrated our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

Things haven’t always been easy, but we have had many good times together, although, sadly we don’t have any children. However, life goes on for us, be it at a fairly slow pace these days, which gives us time to take in and enjoy all that this beautiful unspoilt area of Mid Wales has to offer.

My main hobbies/interests are reading, writing, our garden and wild life, especially the many birds that visit our food station every day. During the summer months when the holidaymakers arrive, we run a weekly Coffee Morning and Good as New Sale in order to raise funds for our local Church.

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