A popular and healthy resort on the coastal plain south of the Dysynni river, between Barmouth and Aberdovey. 'I'lur town offers safe bathing, though the beach is pebbly with no more than scraps of sand, and golf on an 18-hole course, as well as tennis, bowls and such. Boating in the Dysynni estuary is excellent, while there is fishing for salmon and trout to be had on the river. Towyn also boasts an excellent and healthy climate, good spring water, and admirable mountain surroundings. The town itself is well laid out, with a wide esplanade, and modern hotels and boarding houses. The building of chief interest is the parish church, the earliest version of which was founded in the sixth century by one Cadvan, a missionary from Brittany. The present building has a Norman nave and aisles , as well as some Early English work in the chancel. Noteworthy is St. Cadvan's stone, one of the earliest of Welsh monuments, and supposedly part of the tomb of the saint. Archaeologists, however, have come to no conclusion on the meaning of the inscription on the monolith. Towyn is a good centre for many interesting walks or motor tours. To the north, the twin valleys of the Fathew and Dysynni offer some really fine scenery. The view up the latter valley, seen from Pant on the north side of the river, with the “bird rock” in the middle distance and Cader in the background, is hard to beat. Either valley leads to Tal-y-Llyn, the supremely beautiful lake lying under Cader. From Towyn there is a route up the nearer valley, by “toy” railway as far as Abergynolwyn, whence the lake is some 3 miles distant by road. But, though the Dysynni route is more roundabout, it is the more attractive of the two. North of the estuary again - cross by the railway bridge at the mouth - is Glyndwr's cave, where the hero once hid from enemies. It is just where the rocks run to the shore.