Barmouth is one of those
pretty, traditional Welsh seaside resorts, with
miles of golden sands overseen by the peaks of
Snowdonia. As well as amusement arcades and donkey
rides, it offers a "land train" running the length
of the promenade, while visitors are free to go
off the beaten track to find drovers' trails,
forests walks, wild moorland and mountain treks.
The poet Shelly visited Barmouth with his wife in 1812 and later talked of its "sands and terraced rocks".
The half-mile long viaduct known simply
as "Barmouth Bridge" spans the
swirling waters of the Mawddach Estuary,
providing an exciting walkway that links the town
with Morfa Mawddach Station. It was built in the
mid-19th century for Cambrian Railways.