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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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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.

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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.

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 3 units, £360-£1600 pupw sleeps 2-10

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

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

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

In or near Tywyn (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

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, £85-£120 prpnb

Aber Cottage Guest House - Dolgellau

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

In or near Dolgellau (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

Glandwr Mill Cottage

Glandwr Mill Cottage

In or near Barmouth (1 miles, 2 km)

An enchanting Mill Cottage (within Snowdonia National Park). Beautiful country house, within 4 acres of beautiful terraced gardens. Through which the Dwynant river flows. Less than 2 miles from Barmouth.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £330-£550 pupw sleeps 2-4

Nantcaw Fawr Farmhouse

Nantcaw Fawr Farm

In or near Tywyn (6 miles, 10 km)

For peace & tranquillity. Spend a week at the foothills of Cadair Idris, glorious walks and cycling routes. Spacious, comfortable farmhouse, BBQ, garden furniture, sky TV. Well-equipped. Linen & towels supplied. Close to beaches.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £180-£620 pupw sleeps 1-7

Hen Dy-Lounge

Vanner Holiday Cottages

In or near Dolgellau (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, £260-£575 pupw sleeps 1-5

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