Barmouth is situated on the fringes of Snowdonia National Park, where the mountains drop dramatically into a beautiful estuary, making it one of the most scenic spots in the UK, truly known as the place where 'the mountains meet the sea'.
This dramatic backdrop is part of the old town, and as you wind up the the narrow pathways and lanes you pass many houses buillt 'on the rock', from where there are magnificent view of Cardigan Bay and some of the best walking trails in Wales. For a gentler stroll, the spectacular Barmouth Bridge spans the estuary and is the starting point of the Mawddach Trail, which continues up the estuary as far as Dolgellau.
Barmouth beach is long and sandy, perfect for lots of water activities - but big enough to wander off enjoying more peaceful surroundings. The town is serviced by a large range of shops, pubs and restaurants.
Nearby you can find many activities such as mountain biking at Coed y Brenin forest, where there are also other walking trails - or maybe try your hand on the 'Go Ape' tree circuit also found at Coed y Brenin.
For many or our visitors, just enjoying the tranquility of one of the many magnificent walking trails is enough to renew the spirits!
Within an hours drive are, Harlech Castle, Shell Island, Portmeirion (Scenic village and setting for the TV series “The Prisoner”), Maes Artro (Museum and village of bygone days) Llanfair Slate Mines, the Roman Steps near Cwm Bychan Lake, picturesque Talyllyn Lake and Railway, and the Centre for Alternative Technology.
Throughout the year there are lots of special events going on, and the town becomes animated as the festival atmosphere arrives. Whether it's the annual three peaks yacht race or the more leisurely walking festival there is always a lively atmosphere which spills out on to the street for all to enjoy.