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is a village on the south side of River Mawddach
The River Mawddach is a river in North Wales which has its source in a wide area north of Dduallt in Snowdonia. The river is much branched and many of the significant tributaries are of a similar size to the main river...
in Wales, near Dolgellau
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. It was the county town of the former county of Merionethshire .-History and economy:...
Points of interest
- Penmaenpool toll bridge - wooden tollbridge built in 1879, Cadw
-Conservation and Protection:Many of Wales's great castles and other monuments, such as bishop's palaces, historic houses, and ruined abbeys, are now in Cadw's care. Cadw does not own them but is responsible for their upkeep and for making them accessible to the public...
registered building. The Bridge is also Grade 2 listed.
- George III inn -1650 building was originally a ship chandlers serving the boat building industry, and a pub.
- Penmaenpool railway station
Penmaenpool railway station at Penmaenpool in Gwynedd, North Wales, was formerly a station on the branch of the Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway, part of the Ruabon to Barmouth Line. It closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965....
now a RSPB observation centre.
- The Mawddach Trail passes through the village.
Fifteen people, including four children, were drowned on July 22, 1966, when the Prince of Wales
ferry hit the toll bridge. The ferry had been taking 39 people on a pleasure trip from Barmouth
Barmouth ; Y Bermo ) is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay.The town is served by Barmouth railway station.- History :...
to a hotel in the village.