Barmouth is a classic seaside resort on the west coast of Snowdonia, in the county of Gwynedd. If you want to explore the spectacular coast and mountains for which this unspoiled corner of Wales is famous, a self-catering holiday in Barmouth could be exactly what you’re looking for. Nestled on the banks of the stunning Mawddach estuary, you’ll be close to sandy beaches, ancient fishing villages and the snow-capped peaks of Snowdonia. Since the railway arrived in 1867, Barmouth has been a popular spot for a seaside break filled with sandcastles, crabbing, donkey rides and dodgem cars. As you explore the charming town centre, you’ll discover nostalgic amusements, candy floss stands and a variety of independent shops. The alleyways of the oldest corner of Barmouth, known as the Rock, are not to be missed.
For breathtaking views of the River Dovey estuary, follow the footpath across the railway bridge or enjoy a coffee at a café overlooking the harbour. If you’re in the mood for a show before retiring to your holiday cottage in Barmouth, see what’s on at the Dragon Theatre, a laid-back venue in a converted chapel, with an exciting programme of film, drama and live music. Jazz evenings at the Abermaw and acoustic jams at the Min y Mor are also worth checking out.
Flanked by ancient woods, wetlands and the mountains of southern Snowdonia, the Mawdach Estuary is a haven for walking, birdwatching and cycling. Don’t miss Arthog Bog, home to cuckoos, grasshopper warblers and siskins, or the fascinating village of Port Merion, the location for the 60's TV series 'The Prisoner'. Barmouth holiday cottages are perfectly positioned for exploring the county of Gwynedd. From the sweeping, sandy beaches and rocky coves of the Lyn Peninsula to the towering mountains and crystal-clear waters inland, it’s easy to see why the county has been named as one of the most exciting holiday destinations in the world.