Trawsfynydd is situated within the Snowdonia National Park, in the county of Gwynedd, North Wales. The village is found 6 miles south of the land locked Blaenau Ffestiniog, and 10 miles east of Harlech (as the crow flies). With plenty of natural countryside and fascinating history of a 20th century Welsh poet, Trawsfynydd is an interesting little place to visit.
The village sits on the banks of a man made reservoir, known as Lake Trawsfynydd, (Welsh: Llyn Trawsfynydd). One of the largest lakes in Wales, covering 1,180 acres, it is the ideal place for fishing, particularly for trout, perch, and rainbow. A walk around the lake rewards the visitor with a wide variety of flora and fauna and fantastic views of the Moelwyns and Arenig Mountains. Visit the historic little church of St Madryn on the banks of the lake. Close by are Blaenau Ffestiniog, and Llan Ffestiniog, two villages dominated by massive mountains of slate, and offering rides on both the Ffestiniog Railway and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns attraction. Many pass the village by while travelling from north to south Wales on the busy A470, but pause a while and pay a visit to this little village on the banks of Llyn Trawsfynydd.
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