Barmouth

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Barmouth

For those looking for an escape, the tiny seaside town of Barmouth in County Gwynedd on the northwest of Wales is about as far from civilisation as you will get. Situated on the briny coast of Snowdonia National Park, Barmouth is the ideal location for a walking holiday, or for lovers of any intrepid outdoor activity.

You will be rewarded for your travels as this sleepy harbour town has some truly awe-inspiring views. Here you can go hiking or cycling in unrivalled mountain landscapes, try fishing in the River Mawddach or just amble along heritage trails with coastal mountain views. Finally, it would be rude not to top it all off with a well-earned tipple in a welcoming local pub.

Discover the History of BarmouthBarmouthinitially sprung up amidst the height of the shipbuilding industry, and later became a popular seaside resort. It has a lesser-known literary history, too. Not only did it inspire poetry by William Wordsworth, but it was also visited by J. R. R. Tolkien who later penned the renowned Lord of the Rings trilogy, basing his setting of Middle Earth on the splendid scenery that surrounds Barmouth.

Snowdonia National ParkIf you’re visiting Barmouth, the chances are you are intending to explore Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia is the oldest and most diverse national park in Great Britain, promising an array of profound scenery and exciting activities. The park, spanning a whopping 838 square miles, is particularly popular with hikers. So lace up your walking boots, because you’re about to go on the most unforgettable trek of your life.

Barmouth BridgeIf you fancy a wander that’s a little less intrepid than those offered by the nearby mountains, why not head over Barmouth Bridge? This single-track wooden viaduct traverses Cardigan Bay. It’s a Grade II listed structure and, though it’s a fair walk across, it offers a whole new perspective on the mountains and the town – just keep an eye out for trains!

Relax on Barmouth BeachIf you’re visiting simply for the peace and quiet, why not lounge on Barmouth Beach? This sandy beach overlooking the old harbour makes the perfect sun-kissed spot to relax on with a book. During autumn, it’s also great place to blow away the cobwebs and is a popular surfing spot all year round.

Pay a Visit to the Dragon TheatreYou might not expect to find a theatre in a town as small as Barmouth, but the Dragon Theatre, situated in a converted Victorian chapel, is actually surprisingly large. It has an eclectic programme of exhibitions, performances, shows and films screenings, as well as a bar where you can relax with a beer or a glass of wine after the shoe, and take in the view over the River Mawddach’s estuary.

Who wouldn’t want to see the indomitable landscape that Wales is famed for? Then you add to this all the charms of a quaint seaside holiday resort. Yes, Barmouth is bound to blow you away. Book your trip today with Expedia.

For those looking for an escape,the tiny seaside town of Barmouth in CountyGwynedd on the northwest of Wales is about as far from civilisationas you will get. Situated on the briny coast of SnowdoniaNational Park, Barmouth is the ideallocation for a walking holiday, or for lovers of any intrepid outdooractivity.

You will be rewarded for yourtravels as this sleepy harbour town has some truly awe-inspiring views. Hereyou can go hiking or cycling in unrivalled mountain landscapes, try fishing inthe River Mawddach or just amble along heritage trails with coastal mountainviews. Finally, it would be rude not to top it all off with a well-earnedtipple in a welcoming local pub.

Discover the History ofBarmouth

Barmouthinitially sprung up amidst the height of the shipbuilding industry, and laterbecame a popular seaside resort. It has a lesser-known literary history, too.Not only did it inspire poetry by William Wordsworth, but it was also visitedby J. R. R. Tolkien who later penned the renowned Lord of the Rings trilogy, basing his setting of Middle Earth onthe splendid scenery that surroundsBarmouth.

Snowdonia National Park

If you’re visiting Barmouth, thechances are you are intending to explore Snowdonia NationalPark. Snowdonia is the oldest andmost diverse national park in Great Britain, promising an array of profoundscenery and exciting activities. The park, spanning a whopping 838 squaremiles, is particularly popular with hikers. So lace up your walking boots,because you’re about to go on the most unforgettable trek of yourlife.

Barmouth Bridge

If you fancy a wander that’s alittle less intrepid than those offered by the nearby mountains, why not headover Barmouth Bridge? This single-track wooden viaduct traversesCardigan Bay. It’s a Grade II listed structureand, though it’s a fair walk across, it offers a whole new perspective on themountains and the town – just keep an eye out for trains!

Relax on Barmouth Beach

If you’re visiting simply for the peace and quiet, why notlounge on Barmouth Beach? This sandy beach overlooking the old harbour makesthe perfect sun-kissed spot to relax on with a book. During autumn, it’s alsogreat place to blow away the cobwebs and is a popular surfing spot all yearround.

Pay a Visit to the Dragon Theatre

You might not expect to find a theatre in a town as small asBarmouth, but the DragonTheatre, situated in a converted Victorian chapel, is actuallysurprisingly large. It has an eclectic programme of exhibitions, performances,shows and films screenings, as well as a bar where you can relax with a beer ora glass of wine after the shoe, and take in the view over the River Mawddach’sestuary.

Whowouldn’t want to see the indomitable landscape that Wales is famed for? Thenyou add to this all the charms of a quaint seaside holiday resort. Yes,Barmouth is bound to blow you away. Book your triptoday with Expedia.

Tyr Graig Castle
Tyr Graig Castle
4 out of 5
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Wales, LL42 1YN
The price is £91 per night from 20 Jul to 21 Jul
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Barmouth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (93 reviews)
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Reviewed on 22 Jun 2022

Tyr Graig Castle
Seascape Guest House
Seascape Guest House
3 out of 5
10 Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales, LL42 1NA
Stay at this 3-star guesthouse in Barmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, a terrace and daily housekeeping. Popular attractions Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (8 reviews)
"I had the opportunity to view most of the rooms and they have all been recently redecorated and are fabulous. I was in a single room so not so good as the really big double tooms....but can't complain. Great shower and fabulous sea views. I was comfortable apart from four (felt like more) flights ..."

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2021

Seascape Guest House
Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
3.5 out of 5
Barmouth, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Barmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a TV. Popular attractions Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House) are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Fantastic location, beautiful apartment, parking was a little tricky but okay, would definately stay there again."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
3.5 out of 5
Barmouth, Wales
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Barmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden and a TV. Popular attractions Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House) are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Fantastic location, beautiful apartment, parking was a little tricky but okay, would definately stay there again."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2022

Stunning 2-bed Sea View Apartment in Barmouth
Beautiful Wales
Beautiful Wales
3.5 out of 5
Ceilwart Ganol Farm, Llanaber, Barmouth, Wales, LL42 1YS
Stay at this 3.5-star holiday home in Barmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Popular attractions Barmouth Beach and Ty Crwyn (Round House) are ...
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Farchynys Hall
Farchynys Hall
4 out of 5
Farchynys Hall, Bontddu, Barmouth, Wales, LL42 1TN
Stay at this 4-star holiday home in Barmouth. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a terrace. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"We have indeed had a great stay! This place was a haven for our family in so many ways. Thanks to Mike and Greta for providing such a fully equipped and comfortable place. Everything was clean, tidy and well organised. Our whole family enjoyed playing scrabble, reading and diving into the DVD collection ..."

Reviewed on 1 Nov 2021

Farchynys Hall
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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