Aberdovey Hillside Village is in the perfect position to enjoy Aberdovey and the area around
When staying at one of Aberdovey Hillside Village's self catering holiday cottages or apartments you are only a short walk from Aberdovey's variety of beaches, shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants, its sailing club and other water sporting facilities; the start of 4 miles of sandy beaches with protected waters and surf; shallow pools left for toddlers to safely enjoy as the tide retreats, the championship links golf course; recreation centre with tennis bowls crocket and putting.... and much more!
Surrounding area of Aberdovey has been recognised as a world class holiday destination, with the added benefit of being in the Snowdonia National Park and the Dyfi Biosphere with a wealth of Welsh legends and folklore to explore.
Aberdovey (Aberdyfi in Welsh) is at the southern tip of the Snowdonia National Park on the West Wales coast, enjoying a southerly outlook over the Dovey estuary; it is in Mid Wales, yet in Gwynedd which is in North Wales. Aberdovey is a great central location from which to explore the delights of the Cardigan Bay coast and the mountains of Snowdonia by road or rail, as well as the rural beauty of Mid Wales.
The Map below in addition showing the start and finish of our favourite circular walking routes from Aberdovey Hillside Village; the Map also identifies where Shops, Restaurants (R), Public Houses (PH) and Takeaways (T), Post Office (PO) are located as well identifying the railway stations and key other points of interest.
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AHV WALKING MAP-01 - ABERDOVEY
Other Walking Maps on OUT & ABOUT page
Check out our OUT & ABOUT page for things to do in Aberdovey and the area around
Coming by Road
The postcode for satnav is LL35 0ND – most systems should bring you to the top of Church Street where we are located, and detailed directions are below to help. If you do get lost, just call us on 01654-767-522 and we’ll help you out.
Approximate driving times:
London 4h 45 min
Birmingham 2h 35 min
Manchester 2h 50 min
Chester 2h 10 min
Bristol 3h 15 min
- Take the A493 from either Tywyn or Machynlleth to Aberdovey
Once in the centre of Aberdovey, turn inland off the main street and into Copperhill Street. If coming from Machynlleth, start looking for the turn as soon as you pass the Britannia Inn on the right.
take the second right into Chapel Square in front of the ‘Fat Face’ shop – Church Street is then off the square directly ahead of you, in front of the Chapel.
Carry on off the square and into Church Street, it is quite narrow, so watch out for traffic coming in the opposite direction, there are passing points at a left hand bend in the street.
After the bend in the street, it steepens to a gradient of about 1:6 for about 70m, it then turns to the right and leveling off, and continues to the Entrance Gates of Aberdovey Hillside Village at the end of Church Street – overall about 200m from Chapal Square.
A view from near Picnic Island just outside Aberdovey of a train arriving from Machynlleth - an amazing way to come
Coming by Train
Aberdovey has a railway station at each end of the village. Aberdovey (AVY) to the west and Penhelig (PHG) to the east. From Penhelig Station you can take a scenic footpath directly to Aberdovey Hillside Village - see map above. Trains from Machynlleth stop at both stations, but please note that Penhelig is a request stop, and you will need to ask the conductor to stop the train for you. (To catch a train from the station, National Rail advice is to make yourself clearly visible to the driver).
The journey time to Shrewsbury for onward connections is around 1h 40mins. There are direct connections to Birmingham New Street (2.45 hrs) and International. London Euston travel time to Aberdovey is about 4hrs 40mins with just one change of trains. The train divides at Machynlleth one part going to Aberystwyth the other to Aberdovey and then on to Pwllheli. You need to make sure you are in one of the carriages coming to us! There is time if you get it wrong to move to the correct section.
The Cambrian Coast Railway hugs the coastline from Aberdovey to Pwllheli, it is considered one of the most scenic in the UK. While you stay with us, take advantage travelling on it to such places as Portmerion and Harlech Castle to name but two. So if you do come by car, leave it, and go out for the day by train. If you time it right, Aberystwyth is only 45 minutes away. Apart from places to see there are some great hikes between stations.