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Remote unspoilt mountains steeped in history, deep wooded valleys and spectacular estuaries

Bordered by the beautiful Dwyryd and Dyfi estuaries, the mountains of south Snowdonia include some of Wales' most fascinating National Trust places It is here that the roots of the Trust took hold, with the acquisition in 1895 of Dinas Oleu.

Separated by the dramatic Mawddach estuary, the mountain ranges of Cader Idris and the Rhinogydd dominate the scenery and the area's coastline includes some of the most ecologically important sand dunes in the British Isles.

The area is a stronghold of the Welsh language and culture and is extremely rich in prehistoric and medieval archaeology.

Stay with us - Fron Dirion near Dolgella...

Fron Dirion, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd © National Trust

Fron Dirion, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

Fron Dirion is a secluded 18th-century cottage which is located on a working hill farm near Dolgellau. There is an enclosed garden and superb views up the valley from the kitchen window.
The cottage was once used as a base for fishing trips in the 50s and 60s and a drawing of a trout can be seen on the wall as you enter the cottage.

Stay with us - Nant Las Dolmelynllyn

This cottage lies in a secluded woodland setting within Snowdonia National © National Trust

This cottage lies in a secluded woodland setting within Snowdonia National

This small, comfortable cottage lies in a secluded woodland setting on the National Trust's Dolmelynllyn estate within the Snowdonia National Park.
Predominantly of timber construction, it was built in the 19th century as an observatory, housing a telescope for nearby Dolmelynllyn Hall.

Stay with us - Braich Melyn near Dolgell...

Welcoming stone built cottage, dating from the late 17th Century. © National Trust

Welcoming stone built cottage, dating from the late 17th Century.

This delightful and welcoming stone built cottage, dating from the late 17th century, with attached barns is of great historic interest and has many attractive features. It is situated on 'Dolobran Farm' a working hill farm with superb views across the valley.

Stay with us - Egryn near Barmouth

Egryn a stunning Grade II listed medieval house. © National Trust

Egryn a stunning Grade II listed medieval house.

Set within Snowdonia, with the coastal towns of Barmouth and Harlech close by and the Llyn Peninsula within easy driving distance, Egryn is the perfect base from which to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of North Wales.

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