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BarmouthUnited Kingdom

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 ofBarmouthBarmouthinitially 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 ParkIf 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 BridgeIf 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 BeachIf 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 TheatreYou 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.

Top hotels in Barmouth

Tyr Graig Castle
Tyr Graig Castle
4 out of 5
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £95 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Fairbourne Beach are also within ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (34 reviews)

"A totally unique property with an interesting history."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2020

Tyr Graig Castle
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Min-Y-Mor Hotel
4 out of 5
Marine Parade, Barmouth, Wales

Nestled on the beach, this Barmouth hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Snowdonia National Park are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (51 reviews)

"Had we booked direct with the hotel, the breakfast would have been included in the price"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Min-Y-Mor Hotel
Barmouth Beach Club
Barmouth Beach Club
4 out of 5
Ceilwart Bungalow, North Promenade, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £95 per night from 4 Oct to 5 Oct

Situated in Barmouth, this bed & breakfast is within 2 miles (3 km) of Barmouth Beach, Snowdonia National Park and Ty Crwyn (Round House). Barmouth Bridge is ...

5/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Great place to stay in Barmouth!

"Great place to stay, very comfortable and clean and we had a very warm welcome with a tour of the facilities. Breakfast was cooked to order and was very tasty. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others."…"

Reviewed on 12 Oct 2019

Barmouth Beach Club
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.

Top Holiday Rentals in Barmouth

High View House
High View House
3.5 out of 5
Llanaber Road, Barmouth, Wales

Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Fairbourne Beach are also within ...

High View House
Penty Mochyn
Penty Mochyn
3.5 out of 5
Ceilwart Ganol Farm Llanaber, Barmouth, Wales
The price is £308 per night from 1 Nov to 2 Nov

Situated near the beach, this cottage is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Fairbourne Beach are also within ...

Penty Mochyn
Seaview Paradise 1-bed Apart
Seaview Paradise 1-bed Apart
3.5 out of 5
Flat 2A, 2 Seaview Terrace, Dinas Oleu Road, Barmouth, Wales

Situated in Barmouth, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ty Crwyn (Round House) and Barmouth Beach. Barmouth Bridge and Fairbourne Beach are ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"We had a lovely week here. The place was clean and the kitchen well equipped, and we loved the terrace with sea view. We did find the property was quite damp (perhaps unsurprising since it's right up against the cliff) but the living room was cosy."…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Seaview Paradise 1-bed Apart
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.

Popular places to visit in Barmouth

Barmouth Beach
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Barmouth Beach

4.5/5(95 reviews)

Barmouth, on the edge of the dramatically beautiful Mawddach Estuary, has one of the most stunning beaches along the coast of Snowdonia, and is a candidate for one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.

Barmouth Bridge
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Barmouth Bridge

4.5/5(63 reviews)

Find out about the history of Barmouth when you take a trip to Barmouth Bridge. Stroll along this quaint area's beaches or simply enjoy its bars.

Harlech Castle
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Harlech Castle

4.5/5(71 reviews)

Harlech Castle is a stunning medieval fort rising high above Snowdonia National Park and listed by UNESCO as one of Wales' six World Heritage Sites. The castle has had a prominent role in many of the definitive moments in British history and is an unmissable stop on any tour of North Wales.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns
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Llechwedd Slate Caverns

5/5(32 reviews)

The Llechwedd Slate Caverns are situated near the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. It’s an interactive museum-meets-adventure haven that will appeal to all ages. As well as the world-renowned Victorian mine, there are also biking tracks, zip lines and a subterranean playground to explore.

Cader Idris Mountain
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Cader Idris Mountain

4.5/5(33 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Cader Idris Mountain during your travels in Dolgellau. Stroll along the seaside or discover the mountain views in this relaxing area.

Criccieth Castle
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Criccieth Castle

4.5/5(33 reviews)

The ruins of imposing Criccieth Castle are a superb example of a native castle. Built during the reign of Llywelyn the Great, one of the greatest Welsh statesmen of the Middle Age, these spectacular ruins, dramatically situated on the headland between two sandy beaches, tower over the blue waters of the bay. The castle looks down on the pretty seaside resort of Criccieth, and offers a vista from which to survey the North Cambrian Coast and the Llŷn Peninsula of North Wales.

Reviews of Barmouth

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4/5 - Good

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31 Dec 2019

Lovely seaside town worth visiting, good beach and walkable, great views of sea and mountains.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

26 Nov 2019

We caught a bus from Barmouth to Dolgellau (free on Sundays) and walked back to Barmouth along the Mawddach Trail. Excellent views !!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Sep 2019

Beautiful beach

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

27 Aug 2019

There is room for some decent restaurants, mid-price range, offering good quality food with no gimmicks and staying open in the evenings and at the beginning and end of the short summer season.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Aug 2019

Attractive seaside town with plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

9 Aug 2019

Changed vastly since I last visited - although that was 30 years ago!