Culture ∼ Diwylliant

Dolgellau is an ancient market town with over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest density in Wales!

Dolgellau, pronounced Doll-geth-lie, most likely derives from the words ‘dol’ meaning meadow and ‘gelli’ meaning grove or spinney giving the translation ‘Meadow of groves’. The name could also derive from the word ‘gell’ meaning cells possibly in relation to  monks or cattle but this is less likely considering the history of the name.

The former county town of Meirionethshire, now part of the larger county of Gwynedd, Dolgellau lies in the lee of the Cader Idris ridge and on the banks of the Wnion river, a tributary of the Mawddach.

You can find  more information on Wikipedia or Visit Mid Wales , for example and the Glyn Yr Aur web page gives a great account of the history of Dolgellau as does Dolgellau.Wales