Welcome to Dolgellau

Croeso i Ddolgellau. Welcome to Dolgellau

An ancient town

The site upon which the town of Dolgellau stands once formed the territory of the Ordovices, before they were conquered by the Romans around 77-78 AD. The site of the town itself was not inhabited until the end of the eleventh century when it was established as a 'serf village', probably by the prince Cadwgan ap Bleddyn - and that is how it remained until the reign of King Henry VII of England in 1485.