Things to Do Around Barmouth Bay2nd October 2015
Summer may be over, but there’s still some time yet to book a great getaway to Barmouth Bay, before Jack Frost takes over and winter sets in. There’s always plenty to do in the area, and we’ve come up with a few ideas for how to fill your days around Barmouth.
Barmouth is lucky to be part of the Lon Las Cymru (National Cycle Route 8). The pride and joy of Barmouth’s own local cycling attractions remains the absolutely splendid Mawddach Trail, a 10-mile route, utterly free of road traffic, from Barmouth to Dolgellau. Get on your bikes, and start on the incredible viaduct and follow the railway along the Mawddach Estuary. You’ll get unbeatable views northward to the wooded hills, as well as the captivating views across the estuary and coast. You could stop at the lovely George III Hotel at Penmaenpool if you fancy a bit of a breather. It comes highly recommended by local and tourist alike.
The area spoils its visitors with a great variety of eateries. You can find many recommendations on websites like Trip Advisor, but we have prepared two below that are especially beloved in the area.
Bistro Bermo – Church Street, Barmouth
Bistro Bermo has been described by online reviewers as the “best place to eat in Barmouth…and beyond.” This charming bistro has the customers coming back for more every time with their mouthwatering selection of delicious contemporary food, great wines and an unbeatable atmosphere – by far some of the best food the local area has to offer.
Y Meirionnydd – Dolgellau
This Georgian townhouse hotel has a history going back 150 years, and the building even used to serve as the county jail! It’s a lot more welcoming these days, however, offering a great range of local and contemporary cuisine. It’s worth checking out their website for more information, as some of the dishes available and opening times depend on the season.
Visiting the Old Town:
Walk into the town to explore the steep paths and alleyways that make the enchanting jumble of steps and terraces of Barmouth’s “Old Town.” Follow the trail uphill and you’ll reach Dinas Oleu (Fortress of Light), which sits on the first piece of land ever owned by The National Trust. It also offers commanding and breathtaking views of the whole town.
Our location within Snowdonia brings a wealth of other great outdoors activities you can engage in if you’re also willing to go a little further afield. Up in the north of the National Park you’ll find the namesake mountain, Snowdon, with its famous railway that is able to take you right to the summit – the “roof” of Wales, as it were. It’s your break, you should spend it however you like! Head over to our latest offers, and begin planning your next Barmouth getaway today!