Set where mountains meet the sea, Barmouth is steeped in history
Located on the beautiful west coast of North Wales, Barmouth is a charming Welsh seaside town that offers something for everyone.
Not to be missed
- Barmouth Beach - The beach is ideal for bathing and water sports. Enjoy the golden sands and pristine waters - you might even spot a dolphin. If taking in the sights is more your thing, check out the stunning views of Cardigan Bay or the picturesque harbour, nestled in the mouth of the Mawddach estuary.
- Eryri National Park - On the train or on foot, why not take the opportunity to summit Wales' highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa? There are over 90 other peaks and 100 lakes just waiting to be explored. The scenery of Eryri is breath-taking to behold.
- Portmeirion Village - This historic 'ideal village' was built by Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis and took 48 years to complete. The village is famous worldwide for its unique architecture, set in beautiful subtropical gardens. There’re also restaurants, shops, hotels and a spa. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here.
How about that weekend in Barmouth?
Walking - Barmouth’s a great starting point for some relaxing strolls along the beach or surrounding hills. If you’re looking for something a bit more taxing, head inland to some of Eryri’s finest (and highest) peaks.
Explore the castles - Hop on the train for a day out at Harlech Castle, a mighty coastal fortress in a spectacular setting. It’s just a 10-minute walk from Harlech station. The train can also take you to Criccieth Castle, originally built by Llywelyn the Great. This magnificent twin-towered stronghold has a fascinating history to be explored.
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways - Outstanding scenery and magnificent steam engines await you. Ffestiniog Railway is the world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway with almost 200 years of history. The railway stretches from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. It’s well worth a visit.