Whichever way you arrive by train to Aberdovey on the coast of Gwynedd in West Wales, you're in for a treat. From the east, the Cambrian Line brings you through the striking landscapes of the Cambrian Mountains in central Wales, and from the north, the Cambrian Coast Line sweeps along the edge of Cardigan Bay with views across the Irish Sea.
The opening of Aberdovey station in 1867 helped to turn this small village and port on the north of the Dyfi estuary into a popular Victorian seaside resort, and it's still very popular with tourists and watersports enthusiasts who come to enjoy the wide sandy beach, harbour and waters of the River Dyfi and Cardigan Bay. Aberdovey station is located just about half a mile to the west of the main centre, close to the beach and golf course. The Tourist Information Centre is about 12 minutes' walk away.