It lies at the foot of the Milltir Cerrig mountain pass on the B4391 road, which runs between Llan Ffestiniog and Llanfyllin (though the B4391 road number 'disappears' between the western end of Llyn Celyn and Bala).
It is surrounded by mountains and is a popular base for walkers. It boasts two pubs and a free car park with free toilet facilities as well as numerous holiday cottages and chalets for let. It has limited service from all mobile telephone services but has a public phone box although this is known to be temperamental and is consistently out of order. Landline phones are readily available for free from both local pubs.
It was the western terminus of the Tanat Valley Light Railway (Llynclys - Llangynog) 15 miles: opened January 5, 1904; closed (passenger traffic) 1951.
It is close to the pilgrimage shrine of Saint Melangell at the church of Pennant Melangell (grid reference SJ024265). Lake Vyrnwy is a short drive. Bala Lake, Powys Castle in Welshpool and Oswestry take around half an hour to visit by car. Wrexham, Chester, New Town and Shrewsbury are all under an hour away. The seaside town of Barmouth is also within easy reach in a car.
- Photos of Llangynog and surrounding area on geograph
- The Legend of Pererindod Melangell - BBC Wales
- Saint Melangell
- Community website
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