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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.

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.

Guest Accommodation with 3 rooms, £80 prpnb

Plas Y Nant

In or near Barmouth (4 miles, 7 km)

Converted from farm buildings, these four cottages surround a courtyard with marvellous sunsets. A Welsh speaking, farming family offering a warm welcome to guests. 10 minutes walk to beach through farm land. Sorry, we do not accept pets.

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

Hendy Farm Cottages

In or near Tywyn (9 miles, 15 km)

A warm welcome awaits you at Hendy, situated in the Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy Self Catering accommodation on a working farm with the privilege of its own halt on the Talyllyn Narrow Gauge Railway.

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

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-£500 pupw sleeps 1-3

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, £700-£1200 pupw sleeps 2-8

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, £260-£750 pupw sleeps 1-8

Pen-Y-Bont Hotel

In or near Tywyn (7 miles, 11 km)

A 16th Century Coaching Inn with spectacular views across Talyllyn Lake, near Cader Idris. Enjoy the Lakeside Beer Garden and Log fires in the Bar and Restaurant. We are waiting to welcome you to our little piece of Heaven on Earth!

Inn with 5 rooms, £90-£225 prpnb

Llwyndu Farmhouse

In or near Barmouth (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, £110-£156 prpnb

Golwg y Mor

In or near Tywyn (10 miles, 16 km)

Beach-side house with direct access to beach. This quiet comfortable property has unobstructed views of Cardigan Bay. Dolphins can seen from house. Central heating, which makes it ideal for Summer or Winter. Linen and tea towels provided.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £240-£660 pupw sleeps 4

Garden Cottage @ Torrent Walk

In or near Dolgellau (9 miles, 15 km)

Dog Friendly Self-Catering Cottage - Sleeping 5 in 3 rooms with beautiful views over Cader Idris, Snowdonia. Real log fire and Wifi available. Great for couples, short breaks, family escapes and walking holidays.

Self-catering with 1 unit, £510-£750 pupw sleeps 2-5

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