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About Barmouth

About Barmouth

Known as Y Bermo in Welsh, the much-loved resort town of Barmouth is nestled along the Mawddach Estuary. With the towering Snowdonia mountains as a backdrop and Victorian charm, Barmouth has remained a popular destination over the years. You'll encounter donkey rides, amusement arcades, whimsical ice cream kiosks, and swing boats along the promenade. And a stroll through the Old Town, particularly along High Street, will take you past handsome Georgian mansions, traditional slate cottages, and breezy Victorian terraces. Europe's first four-person zip line (at 70mph!) awaits at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Culture trippers have much to look forward to in Barmouth. Stop at the Bronze Bell Shipwreck Museum, which recounts the story of an early-18th-century shipwreck through intriguing relics. For traditional food with sweeping harbour vistas, try Davy Jones Locker, housed in a 15th-century building, or quayside Mermaid Fish Bar, an award-winning family-run restaurant that has been serving scrumptious fish & chips since 1964. Finding cheap hotels in Barmouth is easy with Opodo's powerful and easy-to-use search engine. Simply select your dates and number of travellers and rooms, and you'll find top deals to suit all budgets and tastes.

What to see in Barmouth

Barmouth offers visitors miles of sandy, clean beach and easy access to water sports. Enjoy a day of kayaking, paddle-boarding, or tanning in the sun, or go fishing at the Mawddach Estuary. For postcard views of the estuary, head to the walkway from Barmouth Bridge to Morfa Mawddoch, and continue along Mawddach Trail to the picturesque villages of Penmaenpool and Dolgellau. Follow the Barmouth Heritage Trail as it weaves past historical town sites such as WW2 training posts and old rail tracks, and spot fantastic seabirds en route. You can download a map or ask for one at your hotel.

The Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum narrates heroic rescues through sea crew equipment, memorabilia, and old photos, and you could even see a lifeboat being launched to sea. The Bronze Bell Museum (also known as Ty Gwyn) hosts exhibits about a 1709 Genoese shipwreck, as well as vintage photos of the town and its distinguished residents. Barmouth is a popular starting point for biking and walking trails that lead to the Snowdonia mountains. You could hike up or take the Snowdon Valley Railway. Finish the evening with an entertaining cabaret, musical, or film screening at the Dragon Theatre, housed in a former Victorian chapel.

Where to stay in Barmouth

Some of the best apartments, hostels, and hotels in Barmouth are undoubtedly in the Old Town, along High Street, Marine Parade, or Beach Road. Hotels here are cheap and have easy access to the beach, Ty Gwyn Museum, Barmouth Library, and St David's Church (founded in 1830). If you like being close to the action yet enjoy some seclusion, consider accommodations around Aberamffra Harbour or in the sandy village of Llanaber, whose flat beach is ideal for cycling, horse riding, and sporty pursuits. The town's 13th-century St Mary and St Bodfan Church draws history lovers from afar.

You could also book a hotel in Fairbourne, a tiny hamlet on Barmouth Bay and just a ferry ride from Barmouth. Book accommodations here to enjoy the 2-mile-long blue-flag beach and ride the vintage Fairbourne Steam Railway. Ten minutes' drive north of Barmouth lies the windswept village of Dyffryn Ardudwy and its rolling hills, ancient settlement, 13th-century Harlech Castle, and prehistoric burial chambers that date to 3500 BC. Opodo's hotel offers are aplenty, so take your pick and get ready for the best of northern Welsh hospitality.