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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.

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, £34-£44 pppnb

Dolffanog Fawr

In or near Tywyn (8 miles, 12 km)

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

Guest Accommodation with 4 rooms, £100-£120 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. 3 Doubles all ensuite

Guest Accommodation with 7 rooms, £110-£124 prpnb

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 in Southern Snowdonia. Breathtaking scenery and superb mountain views.

Farmhouse with 2 rooms, £86-£88 prpnb

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

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-£165 prpnb

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-£690 pupw sleeps 2-5

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-£555 pupw sleeps 1-8

Dolgun Uchaf

In or near Dolgellau (8 miles, 13 km)

All luxury en-suite rooms with powerful showers, FREE car parking and fast free Wi-Fi

Guest House with 5 rooms, £75-£90 prpn, £60-£125 prpnb

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-£15000 pupw sleeps 2-8

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