Barmouth
Barmouth

BARMOUTH

"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." William Wordsworth

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Barmouth in Mid Wales

ABOUT BARMOUTH

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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Plas Y Nant

Barmouth (4 miles, 7 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £450-£690 pupw sleeps 2-5

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£125 prpnb

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Tywyn (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 4 units, £263-£725 pupw sleeps 1-8

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

Tywyn (7 miles, 11 km)

Inn with 5 rooms, £99-£174 prpnb

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Tywyn (8 miles, 13 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £350-£800 pupw sleeps 2-6

Helmau Cottages

Dolgellau (9 miles, 14 km)

Self-catering with 3 units, £700-£2100 pupw sleeps 2-8

Ynysymaengwyn Caravan Park

Tywyn (9 miles, 14 km)

Holiday, Touring & Camping Park with 100 pitches, £15-£30 ptpn

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

Dolgellau (7 miles, 11 km)

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £90 prpnb

Garden Cottage @ Torrent Walk

Dolgellau (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £630-£830 pupw sleeps 2-5

Torrent Walk Campsite and Bunkhouse

Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

Touring & Camping Park with 106 pitches, £20-£110 ptpn

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £140-£160 prpn, £80-£155 prpnb

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £135-£165 pupn sleeps 1-4

Vanner Holiday Cottages

Dolgellau (7 miles, 11 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £445-£700 pupw sleeps 1-5

Golwg y Mor

Tywyn (10 miles, 16 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £260-£720 pupw sleeps 4

Dinas Caravan Park

Llanbedr (8 miles, 13 km)

Holiday & Camping Park (SC) with 5 units, £42-£80 pupn sleeps 1-4

Dinas Camping

Llanbedr (8 miles, 13 km)

Touring & Camping Park with 33 pitches, £22-£27 ptpn

Camping Pods @ Hideaway in the Hills

Llanbedr (8 miles, 13 km)

Glamping with 1 unit, £50 pupn sleeps 2

Coedmor Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Barmouth (2 miles, 4 km)

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£530 pupw sleeps 1-3

Hendy Farm Holidays

Tywyn (9 miles, 15 km)

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £35-£40 pppn

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£850 pupw sleeps 1-6

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.

Things to Do Around Barmouth

Tywyn is a coastal town in Southern Snowdonia. The name Tywyn comes from the Welsh word for beach or sand dunes.

The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. Particularly impressive are its great windows, arches and an unusual tower.

Kitted up, delve underground to explore the untouched workings of this abandoned Welsh slate mine. The Adventurer trip is largely tailored, with the optional use of ropes, ladders and scrambling. Crowned Best Experience in Mid Wales 2019/20

Barmouth is southern Snowdonia’s most popular seaside resort. In summer, its big sandy beach is a magnet for visitors, yet there’s so much space along miles of unbroken sands that it never gets overcrowded.

Discover the ideal base to explore Snowdonia National Park. An historic mountain town built on the wool trade and steeped in folklore. Visit Dolgellau to explore dramatic scenery, adrenalin-fuelled activities and world heritage attractions

Cadair Idris is a spectacular mountain reserve in Southern Snowdonia of over 450 hectares of breathtaking landscape, rugged summits, glacial lakes and a mossy wooded gorge.

The cycle route heads inland from the town of Dolgellau across the Cambrian Mountains and heads South East towards Builth Wells and Llanelwedd.

Abermaw / Barmouth in Southern Snowdonia is a great location for Mountain, Sand and Sea. Extensive sandy beach with attractions, water sports and boat trips. Situated on the Coast Path with walking and cycling available for all abilities.

The spectacular Morfa Dyffryn Reserve stretches for about 4.5 miles along the coast of Cardigan Bay from Afon Ysgethin in the south to Afon Artro in the north.

The Mawddach Estuary is where the River Mawddach (Afon Mawddach in Welsh) meets the sea and forms a stunning wide sandy estuary. At the mouth of the Estuary is the town of Barmouth and 8 mile inland is the town of Dolgellau.

Coed y Brenin visitor centre near Dolgellau, is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Ty'n y Groes car park and riverside picnic area is the gateway to three forest walks, from an all ability trail with the tallest trees in Coed y Brenin (and downloadable Ty'n y Groes MP3 audio trail) OS Grid Reference: SH 730 233

This historic town located on the Mid Wales coast, is best known for Harlech Castle, which today is recognised as a World Heritage site. Harlech also boasts fantastic beaches and one of Wales' finest golf courses.

The west facing beach at Tywyn is a long stretch of sand and pebbles backed by sand dunes.

Abercorris is a three acre woodland site on the steep east bank of Afon Deri combining the woodland habitat with that of the mountain stream below and is one of very few areas of ancient broadleaved woodland left in the Corris valley.

Between Dolgellau and Tywyn off the A493, the village of Fairbourne has a sandy beach two miles long on the Cambrian Coast with the superb countryside of the Snowdonia National Park to the east.

Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

Morfa Harlech is one of two extensive sand dune systems which make up much of the Meirionnydd coastline, extending from the Mawddach estuary in the south to Black Rock Sands in the north west.

Elegant designs, uniquely crafted by Master Glass Artist, Kevin Kevin started working with glass in 1977 and has developed a broad collection comprising flowers,wildlife,sea-life,and Welsh Heritage pieces such as his signature Welsh Dragon

The Magic Lantern has been here since 1893. First built as the town assembly rooms, it was used for such noble pursuits as badminton practice and variety performances.

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