Situated in North West Wales on the estuary of River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay, Barmouth is the ideal place for a seaside retreat. There are many interesting things to see and do both in and around Barmouth. The Ty Gwyn Tower House is a medieval building of impressive structure with a fabulous museum for learning more about the local history. The Ty Gwyn Round House is also a sight to behold, once being a prison for the wrong-doer’s of the town.
The Lifeboat visitor’s centre holds a fabulous gift shop and tourist information, as well as being the home of a great little museum for learning more about seafaring history.
Of course being in Wales you will also want to enjoy the fabulous weather and scenery of the country, which can be achieved on the lovely beach or alternatively on one of the many walks both in and around the town.
Arthog Bog Nature Reserve
There is plenty of bird watching to be done here as well as walking.
This famous bridge stretches for half a mile over the lovely River Mawddach. There is a footpath beside the railway line with wonderful views.
Fairbourne and Barmouth Steam Railway
This tiny steam train runs back and forth along the picturesque coast of south Snowdonia. (01341 250 362)
This walk takes in most of the beauty of coastal Barmouth. You can take in the Mawddach Estuary, the Barmouth Bridge, the steam train line and the Calder Idris mountain range.
The Last Haul
Sculpted from a block of marble that was recovered from an 18th century shipwreck in the area, these three fisherman sit pride of place in Church Street, near the harbour.