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Barmouth Town Information




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Barmouth - Photo © Janine Forbes
Barmouth - Photo: Janine Forbes CCL
 

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.

Barmouth Bridge - photo Lynette Johnson