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Barmouth in Mid Wales

Barmouth, or Abermaw or even Y Bermo as it is known in Welsh, is southern Snowdonia's most popular seaside resort with breathtaking views of Cardigan Bay and the picturesque harbour. The town's beach, Abermaw, is west facing with a mixture of sand and some fine shingle and is ideal for bathing and watersports.

The town can get busy, a land train runs along the promenade and there are traditional donkey rides, swing boats and amusement arcades. Barmouth beach is vast with good disabled access to the beach and all leisure amenities, including a full range of shops, cafes and pubs are within a short distance. There are several delightful walks of varying distance which start in Barmouth and follow routes into the hills beyond.

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"With a fine sea view in front, the mountains behind, the glorious estuary running eight miles inland, and Cadair Idris within compass of a day's walk, Barmouth can always hold its own against any rival." These are the words of William Wordsworth who visited Barmouth in the 19th century, and it would be fair to say that today’s visitors wouldn’t disagree with him. The seaside town, that is one of Wales’ most popular resorts, is gloriously located on the Mawddach estuary and its blue flag beach is like a golden carpet laid out in front of the towering Snowdownian backdrop.

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The harbour, the townhouse and the roundhouse are all situated in Barmouth’s picturesque old town that is awash with character and charm. Indeed when J.R.Tolkien visited in the early 20th century he was so smitten with it that he used it as a model for the town of Hobbiton in The Lord of The Rings. Away from the sandy beaches, donkey rides, arcades and promenades there is plenty more to see and do, including the RLNI Lifeboat Museum and the Ty Gwyn Museum, whilst the ferry to Fairbourne comes highly recommended for different view of Barmouth.

Barmouth is also the starting point for the famous 3 Peaks Yacht Race, a gruelling challenge that takes in the highest mountains of Wales, England and Scotland. For those not wishing to travel quite so far the town also serves as an excellent base to explore nearby Harlech Castle, Shell Island, Portmeirion and of course, Cadair Idris.

Beautiful Room with Panoramic sea views

Gwesty Ael y Bryn Hotel

In or near Dyffryn Ardudwy (5 miles, 8 km)

A beautiful small Hotel with a fine dining and standard restaurant snug, bar and conservatory. There are 7 en-suite rooms, 4 with front sea views..

Guest House with 8 rooms, £90 prpn, £55-£110 prpnb

Dolffanog Fach

Dolffanog Fach

In or near Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

Situated at the heart of Snowdonia, Dolffanog Fach nestles by the side of Talyllyn lake and at the foot of the awe inspiring mountain of Cadair Idris. A welcoming and restful retreat, away from the strains of everyday life.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

Torrent Walk Cottages - Plas Hen

Torrent Walk Cottages

In or near Dolgellau (9 miles, 15 km)

Comfortable holiday properties in peaceful surroundings with lovely mountain views of Cader Idris.

Self-catering with 2 units, £360-£690 pupw sleeps 2-5

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

In or near Fairbourne (2 miles, 4 km)

Scenic Views to Sea - 4 star Georgian B&B, Southern Snowdonia, nr Dolgellau opposite Barmouth. Beach 5mins walk from B&B. The Mawddach Trail, Wales Coastal Path, Blue Lake, & Sensational sunsets. Great Walks & Cycle trails.

Guest House with 5 rooms, £31-£42 pppnb

Tyddyn Mawr

Tyddyn Mawr

In or near Dolgellau (5 miles, 9 km)

This carefully restored & extended 18th Century farmhouse lies at the foot of Cader Idris mountain amongst breathtaking scenery. All bedrooms en-suite with superb mountain views.

Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £86 prpnb

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Helmau Cottages

In or near Dolgellau (9 miles, 14 km)

Helmau Cottages are situated 2 miles from Dolgellau within the Snowdonia National Park, and just 10 minutes walk direct to the spectacular waterfalls at Torrent Walk and near to Coed Y Brenin mountain-bike centre.

Self-catering with 3 units, £400-£800 pupw sleeps 2-8

Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

In or near Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

Dolffanog Fawr offers truly luxurious accommodation in the heart of Snowdonia.

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£120 prpnb

Coedmor Cottage

Coedmor Self Catering Holiday Cottages

In or near Barmouth (2 miles, 4 km)

Four charming units nestled between the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris mountain range. Minutes away from Barmouth and Dolgellau the cottages are ideally situated for walking, fishing, bird watching or just relaxing.

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£510 pupw sleeps 1-3

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Cynfal Farm Cottages

In or near Tywyn (8 miles, 13 km)

A perfect holiday location for couples or families seeking something rather special. Three luxury self catering accommodations.

Self-catering with 3 units, £275-£670 pupw sleeps 2-6

The Old Rectory on the Lake

The Old Rectory on the Lake

In or near Tal-y-llyn (7 miles, 11 km)

The Old Rectory stands on the edge of Lake Talyllyn and enjoys spectacular views. Luxurious B&B accomodation. Standing in the foothills of Cader Idris, The Old Rectory attracts walkers, fishermen, mountain bikers & all outdoor enthusiasts.

Bed & Breakfast with 4 rooms, £80-£120 prpnb

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