Nestled in the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park, on the mouth of the river Mawddach, Barnmouth is steeped in maritime history. One of North Wales most picturesque old towns, with its lovely harbour, river bridge and backdrop of steep steps leading to slate-roofed houses on the mountainsides.
Once a thriving fishing and slate-trade port, the harbour still maintains a small fishing industry but is mainly used by pleasure craft. The estuary offers a welcome haven from the stormy Cardigan Bay area and is home to Merioneth Yacht Club (named after the old Welsh county of Merionethshire). There are ample marine services and berths and the lovely beach has become a magnate for sun-seekers and surfers
The town offers excellent shopping and first rate accommodation for all comers Ė caravans to bed and breakfast to fine hotels. There is a vibrant friendly pub and restaurant scene and plenty to keep a family entertained during the summer season. Local attractions include Barmouth Railway Bridge, Barmouth Market, The Bronze Bell Shipwreck Exhibition, Harlech Castle, The Lifeboat Museum, Llanfair Slate Caverns and the famous Panorama Walk.
For a relaxing family break with a taste of the sea and the land in some of the most beautiful surrounding the UK has to offer you canít fault Barmouth. A town that simply oozes traditional allure, there are precious few seaside destinations left in the UK to match its charm.
The Tyr Graig Castle is a remarkable and unique country hotel situated between the mountains and the sea. Only 1/2 a mile out of Barmouth town centre and on the borders of the Snowdonia National Park.
The hotel was originally built in 1891 for WW Greener the famous Birmingham gunmaker and it is alleged that Mr Greener made the gun that was used by Doc Holliday in the famous "GUNFIGHT AT THE OK CORRAL". The hotel still retains many of it's original features and style of the Victorian era with stained glass windows, wood panelling, decorative floors and very elaborate ceilings, whilst still offering modern day comforts.
Saturday 15th June .
The race start is preceeded by a procession of the yachts from the harbour (1pm ) to the start line off shore .
There is a multitude of events, stalls and music on the quayside to entertain the onlookers .
The race proceeds to Caernarfon where two crew members race to the summit of Snowdon, then on to Whitehaven for the ascent of Scafell Pike finishing in Fort William.
Address: Three Peaks Yacht Race, Barmouth Harbour, Barmouth, LL42 1NF
Barney's at Ty'r Graig Castle prides itself with delicious food at affordable prices, attentive staff and truly amazing views with a very relaxing experience.
This lovely Victorian Castle was built by the gun maker W.W.Greener in the shape of a double barrel shotgun and overnight stays are also available in the Castle.
Here at Glaslyn Marine, operating from the harbour side in Porthmadog, North Wales, we want you to make the right choice for enjoyable boating.
We can advise you on the best options based on over 20 years experience in dealing with rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and liferaft.
We have servicing facilities for Inflatables - Rib's up to 7 metres and liferafts. We can also supply most brands of Raft and Safety equipment at very competitive rates and ship to anywhere in the world.
You can buy with confidence wherever you might be, so go ahead, contact us. Let us help you make your Leisure Boating the most enjoyable of experiences
A traditional family run Fish & Chip Takeaway established over 20 years .
We are close to the Harbour and offer a variety of fish from cod , haddock , plaice and hake .
Children's meals are available along with a vegetarian menu.
Open March through to November .
Address: Harbour Fish Bar, Church Street, Barmouth, LL42 1EY
Welcome to Madog Boat Sales and Robert Owen Marine, two highly successful marine dealerships based in North Wales. Established in 1977 by Robert Owen and Ian Roberts, our dealerships cover the full range of SeaRay, Seadoo, Boston Whaler, Ocqueteau boats, Mercury and Honda products. Madog Boat Sales are also the UK distributors for the popular range of Sea Pro sports fishing boats.
We offer large selection of new and quality used boats and personal watercraft from our water side premises as well as; a comprehensive chandlery and spares department, full boatyard facilities providing servicing, storage, park & launch, pontoon berths and moorings. Sports boats equipment and accessories at very competitive prices - wakeboards, skis, kneeboards, inflatable toys, wet and dry suits and life jackets by Typhoon, O'Brien, Gul and Neil Pryde.