Around 30 minutes’ drive from Aberystwyth, The White Lion Hotel Machynlleth is a traditional Welsh inn in the beautiful county of Powys. The bar and restaurant offer cask ales and home-cooked food, and there is free WiFi throughout the property and free on-site parking.
Rooms have a TV, alarm clock and tea and coffee facilities. All rooms are en-suite and provide complimentary toiletries.
Breakfast is served each morning from 08:00 – 09:30, this includes a Welsh breakfast. Lunch and dinner are served in the oak-beamed restaurant or bar, with the menu featuring fresh produce from local farms.
The White Lion Hotel is just outside the Snowdonia National Park, and 15 miles from the coastal town of Tywyn with its extensive sandy beach. The pretty market town of Dolgellau is 25 minutes’ drive away.
The nearest trains station is Machynlleth, 7 minutes’ walk from the hotel.
Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.
A warm welcome awaits you at the White Lion Hotel. With its original oak beams, inglenook fireplace and cobbled forecourt, the hotel still retains its long history as a traditional coaching inn.
Popular with locals and visitors alike, the White Lion is an ideal base from which to explore Machynlleth and the beautiful Dyfi Valley, the Cambrian Mountains and the sandy beaches of the Cardigan Bay coast.
Breakfast is served daily between 8.30 and 9.30am, but if you require an earlier time, simply request your needs and we will oblige. Lunch and dinner are served between 12 noon and 9.00pm. You can relax in the informal atmosphere of the bar or alternatively enjoy the quieter surroundings of the restaurant. From our kitchen, we offer a wide range of dishes with a special emphasis on fresh, local produce, such as locally-farmed beef and lamb. The menu, which also includes a choice of vegetarian meals, is supplemented by daily specials which start at £5.00.
The bar doubles as the hotel’s reception area. We like to have an emphasis on relaxed informality at the White Lion – after all, you are on holiday! Our staff will meet you at the bar, guide you through registration and show you to your room. If you need help with your luggage, we will be happy to assist.
All rooms have hospitality trays, full central heating and remote controlled colour televisions. Tariff includes a full traditional breakfast and is inclusive of VAT at 20%. Our Children’s Certificate permits us to welcome children in the bar areas until 9.30pm. Accommodation discounts are offered for large groups, and at certain quiet periods of the year. In addition, conference and seminar facilities are offered. Drying room and secure storage are available for hikers and cyclists’ equipment. Visa, Mastercard and Maestro all accepted.
Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia is a region in northern Wales and also a national park made up of 2,130 km squared, it was one of the first original National Parks. The park was first established in 1951 and is currently governed by the Snowdonia National Park Authority. This organization is made up of local governments, representatives and Discount Cruises Ltd. There is approximately 26,000 people that live within Snowdonia and the majority of them speak Welsh. Snowdonia currently attracts about 6 million visitors each year.
The Corris Railway
The Corris Railway was the first Narrow Gauge railway in Mid-Wales. Built originally in 1859 as a 2’ 3″ gauge horse-hauled tramroad, steam locomotives arrived in 1878 and passengers were carried from 1883 to 1930. The Railway closed in 1948 and was dismantled soon afterwards.
The Corris Railway Museum opened in 1970 and passenger services recommenced in 2002, with regular steam-hauled services returning in 2005, operated by volunteer members of the Corris Railway Society.
Trains run on the days shown in the published timetable available here. The museum is open on these days between 10:30am and 5:30pm and trains leave Corris station on the hour from 11:00am until 4:00pm. The round trip taking 50 minutes, including a guided tour of the 139-year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth. No single tickets are issued as under planning requirements all journeys must start and end at Corris Station.
Passenger services will be steam-hauled whenever possible, but this cannot be guaranteed. Please phone on the day to check which locomotive will be operating.
The Talyllyn Railway
The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. Why not come and visit us for a great family day out?
Corris Craft Centre & King Arthurs Labyrinth
At Corris Craft Centre you’ll find a great collection of shops, attractions and activities to keep the whole family entertained for hours. There’s free parking and free WIFI available in the café too.Situated in Southern Snowdonia in Mid Wales the Corris Craft Centre boasts 9 individual Craft Studios – which are octagonal shaped pods bursting with creativity – where you can meet the talented designer-makers and buy their handmade items. Perfect for finding a special something, inspired by, and handmade in Wales. There’s lots of opportunities for hands-on fun too, a surprisingly great way to unwind and have some fun with your own clever creations to take home.