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Barmouth Bridge at Daybreak, with Cadair Idris in the background

Barmouth (Abermaw or Y Bermo in Welsh) is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd.

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By Rail[edit]

Barmouth is on the Cambrian Coast Machynlleth to Pwllheli Rail Line

By Bus[edit]

Barmouth is served by the Traws-Cambria[7] x94 service from Wrexham, where connections can be made with the UK-wide National Express network. From North-west Wales and south Wales change at Dolgellau.

By Sea[edit]

Yacht moorings are available at Barmouth harbour. Harbourmaster: 01341 280671

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Bronze Bell Shipwreck Museum, Ty Gwyn, Harbour Quay, Barmouth (above Davy Jones Locker), [1]. Tells the story of a local shipwreck of 1709, and the subsequent salvage operation. Includes some surprisingly well-preserved relics.  edit
  • Barmouth Lifeboat Station, The Promenade, Barmouth, 01341 280274, [2]. 10am - 4pm daily. See the lifeboat and the specialist tractor that pulls it across the beach to the sea. Displays about past rescues and the different equipment used by the crew. Gift shop open in summer months and on weekends all year. Free, but do make a donation as the lifeboats are entirely volunteer-run..  edit
  • The Arousal Cafe. After several replacement initial letter "C"s had been bought for the sign, the owner finally gave up and reverted to the current name. Only accepts Cash.
  • The Three Peaks Yacht Race[8], which starts in Barmouth each June. This test of endurance involves boats carrying teams of sailors and runners, and ascents of the 3 highest mountains in each of Wales, England and Scotland. They sail to Caernarfon, run to the summit of Snowdon and back to the boat, sail on to Whitehaven in Cumbria and run up and down Scafell Pike, and finally sail to Fort William in Scotland and run up and down Ben Nevis. The first running team to get back to Fort William from the summit of the Ben are declared the winners.

Do[edit][add listing]

Walk across the Barmouth Bridge to Morfa Mawddach. This is a railway bridge and has no access to road vehicles, but pedestrians and cyclists can use it. The walkway offers stunning views up the Mawddach Estuary, the subject of a million picture postcards. The walk can be extended along the Mawddach Trail [9] to Penmaenpool and Dolgellau. If you wish to do this, do it soon, since the Welsh government is considering closing the bridge to pedestrians (2016).

Catch the ferry across the river to Penrhyn Point, where you can catch the Fairbourne Railway[10] to the village of Fairbourne.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Weigh Out, Regent Buildings, Church Street, Barmouth, 01341 281177. Internationally well-known due to having been featured in numerous Sunday Supplement articles and TV travel or food show items. Large bins are lined up throughout the shop floor, containing goods such as sweets, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, flour, powdered soup and so on. You simply scoop as much or as little as you want into bags and "weigh out" the required amount. Great value.And very pleasant staff a rare thing these days  edit
  • Regatta Great Outdoors, High Street, Barmouth, 01341 280 591 (), [3]. Factory outlet store for Regatta outdoor clothing. Typically 30-40% cheaper than the full retail price.  edit
  • Summer Strawberries (Mefus yr Haf), London House, High Street, Barmouth, 01341 281555 (), [4]. Stocks a wide range of gifts, cards and homewares.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Davy Jones Locker, Harbour Quay, Barmouth, 01341 280166. Located in one of Barmouth's oldest buildings, dating from the 15th Century. Atmospheric maritime-themed decor inside, but if the weather allows you will want one of the tables at the outside terrace, offering great views across the harbour, the river, and the mountains beyond. Good range of soups, sandwiches, salads and some more substantial dishes.  edit
  • "The Anchor" a restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere located next to "Davy Jones Locker".

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • The Last Inn, Church Street, Barmouth, 01341 280530. Friendly pub with a fascinating historic interior. Live music nights every Tuesday. Good quality and value food too.  edit
  • Sandancer, Pavillion Buildings, Barmouth, 01341 280198. Open Friday and Saturday until 2am, other nights as advertised. Barmouths only nightclub, attracts clientele from many other towns in the area. A range of entertainment including 70s and 80's, motown, soul and reggae nights, also teenage discos.  edit
  • Min y mor Hotel, Marine promenade, 01341 280555, [5]. Fantastic food all week. Sunday lunch and Friday night curry night extremely popular so booking is advisable.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Min y mor Hotel, Marine promenade, 01341280555, [6]. A hotel, bar and restaurant directly on Barmouth promenade. With fantastic beer gardens and great food.  edit


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