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Eldon Square, Dolgellau
Eldon Square, Dolgellau
Map of Gwynedd, with a red dot showing the location of Dolgellau
Map of Gwynedd, with a red dot showing the location of Dolgellau
Population 2,688 (2011 census)
OS grid reference SH728178
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL40
Dialling code 01341
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament
  • Dwyfor Meirionnydd
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52°44′N 3°53′W / 52.74°N 3.88°W / 52.74; -3.88

Dolgellau (pronounced Dol-gell-eye or Dol-gel-ee) is a small town and community in Gwynedd, a county of Wales. It is the county town of the historic county of Merionethshire. In 2011, it had a population of 2,688.

The area is famous for its beautiful countryside and historic buildings and attractions. It is very popular with hikers, horse riders, white-water rafters and climbing.

Since 1992, the town has held Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau (English: Big Session Dolgellau), an annual world music festival. It originally started as a small event and would be held in the streets of the town centre but has since grown too big and is now held in the town's outskirts.

Twin town

Dolgellau has one twin town. It is twinned with:


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