Barmouth bridge was built in 1867 to serve the railway and pedestrians. Trains from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli stop at Barmouth. Coming into the Barmouth on the train, across the bridge, from Shrewsbury gives wonderful views of the esturary. The distance across the bridge is about half a mile. The views of the estuary are amazing. The water area around...more
This single-track, mainly wooden railway viaduct crosses the estuary of Afon Mawddach river; incorporated in the structure is a footbridge whereby pedestrians and cyclists can walk/cycle alongside the track across the river for a small toll.At a distance of around 900m, the viaduct carries the Cambrian Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Pwllheli....more
This sculpture of three generations of fishermen landing a net is made from a block of marble recovered from an 18th century shipwreck which lies on the seabed near Talybont, a few miles north of Barmouth.This piece is by local sculptor, Frank Cocksey. It is said they are saying "That's it, we've had enough, we can't make a living out of this any...more
Barmouth's Roundhouse (Ty Crwn in Welsh) is a stone building with slate roof located near the seafront.It was erected in 1834 as a jail for petty offenders and drunkards with two sections, one for males and one for females. It was built on the instructions of the county's magistrates and is a single storey, circular building which is constructed of...more
Located near the quayside, this first floor hall house, dating back to 1460, is described in a poem by Tudur Penllyn and said to be used by Jasper Tudor (Earl of Pembroke and uncle to the future King Henry VII) to meet supporters while plotting the overthrow of Yorkists during the Wars of the Roses. Jasper is said to have plotted the downfall of...more
After crossing the wooden toll bridge between Dolgellau and Barmouth, we came across another wooden toll Bridge at Barmouth -It was the weekend, and a notice (pic 2) informed us that as there were no staff there, there was no toll! By the constant traffic of cyclists/walkers/runners that we encountered, I guess this is a regular occurance,Well, we...more
On the wall of the Harbour Masters Office, is this plaque, honoring Harold Godfrey Lowe (21st November 1882 – 12th May 1944).Harold ran away from Barmouth for a life at sea at the tender age of 14.He rose through the ranks to become Fifth Officer of the RMS Titanic.This was to be his first Trans-Atlantic voyage.Harold reported to White Star's...more
Next door to The Shipwreck Museum is 'The Round House' or Ty Crwn, which was built around 1834Barmouth was a busy shipping/trading port, with timbers, slate, lead and minerals etc being exported from here.Sailors from Barmouth and further afield would amass here, waiting for their voyages, or returning from months at sea. The local hostelries...more
The Ty Gwyn Museum is also known as The Shipwreck museum and here the mystery of 'The Hidden Haul's marble blocks are revealed.....Entrance to this small museum is free, which I thought might mean - nothing much to see!How wrong was I? The Cae Nest, diving group members, growing up in Barmouth heard 'local legends' of Italian ancestors, and...more
One of the first sights that we came across in Barmouth was this marble carving. We took photos, and were impressed by the carving, but it wasn't until we visited the nearby Shipwreck Museum that we understood the significance of this piece of work. Also, walking around the sculpture after visiting the museum, we spotted the information plaques,...more
Barmouth has an extensive sandy beach providing something for everyone. Near the bridge there is a secluded little cove where you can get some peace and relaxation whilst watching the boats go up and down the Maddach Estuary. Nearer the town is a livlier part of the beach where there are Donkeys and trampolines or you can hide away in the sand...more
The Round House was erected in 1834 and was used to lock away the drunk and disorderly, presumably until they had sobered up!! It was also used as a place of detention pending the transfer of an accused to the nearest place where justice could be administered. As you can see from the pictures half was set aside for Men and the other half for Women....more
For a small fee you can take a walk across the bridge or for a little bit extra you can ride your bike over. The views of the mountains, the estuary and beyond are outstanding. It is also a great spot for birdwatching or just watching the fishing boats go about their business. The footpath on the bridge runs parallel with the railway line. If...more
The Shipwreck Museum is a fascinating little exhibition dedicated to the findings of a Ship which was wrecked off the coast of Barmouth in the 17th Century. The main exhibit is an intricately carved bronze bell which was recovered from the ship. The other finds include buckles, coins, plates and some nasty looking weapons and cannon balls....more
After lunch at Davy Jones Locker and a glorious sunshine basking Barmouth, we opted to take a quick stop at Knickerbockers Ice Cream Parlour.Knickerbockers has a great selection of ice cream flavours and options. The over 40 flavours of Welsh ice cream are made in Conwy from Welsh whole milk and double cream. They offer a full range of sundaes...more
A sunny afternoon in Barmouth and lunch called. With outdoor seating and views of the Mawddach estuary, Davy Jones Locker was an ideal location for us to leisurely make our minds up from the wide range of choices available on the menu (specials boards are located inside).Davy Jones Locker is located on the ground floor level of Ty Gwyn, Barmouth's...more
This great little eating place is located in one half of the Medieval house known as Ty Gwyn - the other half is occupied by the wonderful shipwreck museum. It is situated alongside the Mawddach estuary offering great scenic views from the outside seating. We called here for a bite to eat during a visit to Barmouth Harbour area whilst on the...more
Parking can be difficult to obtain on a sunny day in Barmouth, however, keep you eyes open as you round the bend and enter Barmouth, before the harbour wall and you should spot Craig Fach Car Park on your left.Craig Fach Car Park offers some of the most economical public parking in Barmouth and leaves you with just a short walk to the town...more
This gift store is located on Church Street, near the harbour.
It offers a wide selection of gifts including handmade glass, Portmeirion Pottery, handmade textiles, cards, etc.
What to buy: The shop is also an agent for Yankee Candles and has a wide selection on offer.
What to pay: Gifts here are priced well and there is plenty on offer.