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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.

Barmouth Wales

Visit southern Snowdonia's most popular seaside resort ...

"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.

Barmouth

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.

Rm 7 - Einion House Bed and Breakfast

Einion House

Friog, Fairbourne, Gwynedd, LL38 2NX (2 miles, 4 km)

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

Guest House with 5 rooms, £30-£42 pppnb

Tyddyn Mawr

Tyddyn Mawr

Islawrdref, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL401TL (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

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Llanaber, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1RR (2 miles, 4 km)

Llwyndu Farmhouse stands at the base of the Rhinog Mountains overlooking Cardigan Bay with stunning views over the Lleyn Peninsula and just a couple of miles north of Barmouth on the coast of Snowdonia. 2 Family, 4 Doubles, 1 Twin.

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £95-£124 prpnb

Beautiful Room with Panoramic sea views

Gwesty Ael y Bryn Hotel

Y Brif Heol, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, LL44 2BE (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

Hen Dy-Lounge

Vanner Holiday Cottages

Llanelltyd, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 2HE (7 miles, 11 km)

Semi-detached cottages, stone built, 17th century listed buildings, situated on the banks of the river Mawddach, within a conservation area which includes 15th century Vanner Farm House & Cymer Abbey.

Self-catering with 2 units, £255-£575 pupw sleeps 1-5

Glandwr Mill B&B

Glandwr Mill

Glandwr, Barmouth, Gwynedd, LL42 1TG (1 miles, 2 km)

Both rooms are 2nd floor & south facing, offering stunning views of the Mawddach Estuary & Cader Idris range. Glandwr Mill, an idyllic location, nestled away beside the Mawddach Estuary less than 2 miles from Barmouth

Guest House with 2 rooms, £44-£51 pppn, £60 pppnb

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Dolgoch Falls, Bryncrug, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9UW (7 miles, 12 km)

A group of 4 split-level homes built on the site of an old water mill. Minutes walk from the foot of Dolgoch Falls. Each is individually owned. Ideal location for walking, fishing, birdwatching, golf, steam-railways, water sports & beaches.

Self-catering with 4 units, £235-£895 pupw sleeps 1-8

Dolffanog Fawr

Dolffanog Fawr

Tal y Llyn, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9AJ (8 miles, 12 km)

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

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

Aber Cottage Guest House - Dolgellau

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

Smithfield Street, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, LL40 1DE (7 miles, 11 km)

Aber Cottage is a 250 year old listed building situated in the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, in the heart of Wales' beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The guest house offers quality en-suite accommodation with private parking.

Bed & Breakfast with 3 rooms, £75-£80 prpnb

Waun Kitchen/Dining

Cae Du Farm Holidays

Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9ND (6 miles, 10 km)

Cae Du Farm Holidays - Self Catering with 2 units sleeps 6-16 Located in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park the property has spectacular views over the Dysynni Valley and Cardigan coast. Perfect location for a relaxing country holiday

Self-catering with 2 units, £75-£300 pupn sleeps 2-10

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