There is plenty of signposted (and unsignposted) car parking in Dolgellau.
The Marian car park offers a more expensive option with rates of :
Up to half an hour - 50 pence
Up to one hour - 70 pence
Up to 2 hours - £1.50
Up to 4 hours - £4.50
Over 4 hours - £7.50
Prices are accurate at August 2010.
See my other transportation tip for a cheaper parking option!
The main signposted car park for Dolgellau is at the side of The Marian.
However, pass through this car park, straight on, and you will find a much cheaper parking option at £3.50 a day (price valid August 2010).
There are good public bus services in this area, many, which connect to the train service.
Regular buses leave Dolgellau for Barmouth - Service X94 (Which runs from Barmouth to Bala) from Eldon Square
Service 28 Dolgellau to Tywyn follows the south side of the Mawddach river.
Red Rover tickets allow for a days unlimited travel on any bus in the area for £5.40 (children (£2.70)
Weekly ticket £16/£8 on Arriva buses
Welsh residents of 60+ are entitled to free travel on all local buses in Wales - 01286 679535 gwynedd.gov.uk
The web site below has lots of useful information, including a trip planner for bus and train journeys throughout Wales.