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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Coedmor Self Catering Holiday Cottages

Barmouth (2 miles, 4 km)

Self-catering with 4 units, £230-£500 pupw sleeps 1-3

Garden Cottage @ Torrent Walk

Dolgellau (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £510-£800 pupw sleeps 2-5

Aber Cottage Guesthouse

Dolgellau (7 miles, 11 km)

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £70-£85 prpnb

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

Tywyn (7 miles, 11 km)

Inn with 5 rooms, £90-£165 prpnb

Llwyndu Farmhouse

Barmouth (2 miles, 4 km)

Farmhouse with 7 rooms, £110-£124 prpnb

Helmau Cottages

Dolgellau (9 miles, 14 km)

Self-catering with 3 units, £700-£15000 pupw sleeps 2-8

Hendy Farm Cottages

Tywyn (9 miles, 15 km)

Self-catering with 5 units, £210-£795 pupw sleeps 1-6

Dolgoch Holiday Homes

Tywyn (7 miles, 12 km)

Self-catering with 4 units, £260-£643 pupw sleeps 1-8

Cynfal Farm Cottages

Tywyn (8 miles, 13 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £300-£720 pupw sleeps 2-6

Sea Moss Cabin

Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

Chalet with 1 unit, £100 pupn sleeps 2

Golwg y Mor

Tywyn (10 miles, 16 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £240-£690 pupw sleeps 4

Dysynni Valley Shepherd’s Hut

Tywyn (5 miles, 8 km)

Glamping with 1 unit, £55-£75 pupn sleeps 4

Maes y Wennol

Tywyn (5 miles, 8 km)

Self-catering with 1 unit, £600 pupw sleeps 2-10

Cader View & Arran Cottage

Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £125-£155 pupn sleeps 1-4

Dolgun Uchaf

Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

Bed & Breakfast with 5 rooms, £75-£90 prpn, £60-£125 prpnb

Hendy Farm Holidays

Tywyn (9 miles, 15 km)

Farmhouse with 3 rooms, £35-£40 pppnb

Plas Y Nant

Barmouth (4 miles, 7 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £300-£650 pupw sleeps 2-5

Vanner Holiday Cottages

Dolgellau (7 miles, 11 km)

Self-catering with 2 units, £300-£450 pupw sleeps 1-5

Dolffanog Fawr

Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

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

Einion House

Fairbourne (2 miles, 4 km)

Guest House with 5 rooms, £34-£44 pppnb

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

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.

Dolgoch Falls are a series of three waterfalls near Tywyn in Southern Snowdonia, Mid-Wales. The falls are part of the Nant Dol-goch stream and can be reached via a short walk, there are a number of caves on the route. OS Grid Ref: SH 6504

Our all-day menu features lots of fresh, seasonal and local produce. Call in for morning coffee, lunches and afternoon tea whilst enjoying the surrounding 9 Craft Studios and a range of visitor experiences including King Arthur's Labyrinth.

In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains, The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's.

The joy of the 120 acre Crafnant Nature Reserve is its atmosphere. You sense the antiquity of the ancient oaks at the northern (Crafnant) end, encrusted in the greys and greens of lichens, mosses, liverworts and the epiphytic ferns.

Tywyn is a seaside town on the north coast of Cardigan Bay. The name Tywyn comes from the Welsh word for beach or sand dunes.

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 Visitor Centre & Tea Room is 250 metres from the car park. The Minffordd path to the Cadair Idris summit passes by them.

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

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.

Sail deep in the mountains of Southern Snowdonia, through a magical waterfall, into a mythical world filled with dragons, giants, fierce battles and the legendary King Arthur. Welsh legends unfold as your Dark Age Boatman guides you.

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 Golf Club is a Community Project with a 1,000 yard hole par 3 course set in an idyllic location and open to the general public. It is challenging enough for the old hands, but not too daunting for beginners.

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.

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is located at the Tywyn Wharf terminus of the Talyllyn Railway. It is an important collection of artifacts relating to Narrow Gauge Railways in the UK throughout the last 200 years.

Fairbourne Beach is a two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park.

Navigate the snaking paths of a maze to find 8 mythical stories, intriguing characters and The Stone Circle. Legends of a fairy lady, changelings - human babies switched with elves & the Lord of Lyn's secret. Medals to be won in our quiz.

Tal-y-llyn Lake is a 220 acre ribbon lake located at the foot of Cadair Idris in Southern Snowdonia, a short distance north of Machynlleth and north-east of Tywyn.

Located 5 miles north of Machynlleth, Corris boasts a surprisingly rich vein of local attractions together with thrilling mountain biking in the forest, excellent fishing at Llyn Myngul and challenging walking on Cadair Idris.

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.

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