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Advice on Transport and Local Attractions to and Around Our Hotel

Commanding a hill overlooking the beautiful Barmouth bay, the location of our Hotel couldn't be better. Of course, our Guest House isn't the only attraction around so we've collated a list of nearby places we think our guests would like to visit. These include ancient castles, steam trains, and of course, mile upon mile of beautiful beaches, with the majestic wild splendour of the Snowdonia mountain range and the surrounding National Park. 


Our staff are equipped with excellent knowledge of the local geography

and events, and will be happy to advise you on how to make the most of your
stay

Our Location

Ty’r Graig Castle is situated high above Barmouth on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Snowdon sits only 20 miles north, the Cadair Idris just across the Mawddach Estuary to the South, and many equally beautiful hills in between. This area is second to none for those who wish to get off the beaten track and discover the rawness of the Welsh terrain.

Travel

Car

Ty’r Graig Castle is on Llanaber Road about 1/2 a mile out of Barmouth, going towards Harlech on the A496. The Postcode for Satellite Navigation system is LL42 1YN.

Train

The nearest mainline train station is Barmouth Station.

Bus

Barmouth is well served by bus connections via Harlech and Dolgellau. Details are available from the tourist information office located at the railway station.

Attractions and Things to do Nearby

There are many attractions within easy reach of Barmouth, including off-road cycling, canoeing, boating, steam railways, and historical castles.

Barmouth Railway Bridge

Barmouth Railway Bridge is a 5-minute walk from town, offering an exhilarating walk over the estuary or take a train over the bridge towards the town of Tywyn.

Barmouth Market

Barmouth Market is located next to the Dragon Theatre and takes place every Thursday, as well as most Sundays and bank holiday Mondays.

The Beach

The excellent sandy beach has recently been awarded the prestigious blue flag. We advise to not bathe near the harbour, where red flags indicate danger.

Bronze Bell Shipwreck Exhibition

The Ty Gwyn Museum is located above Davy Jones' Locker, and tells the story of the nearby wreck of 1709, and of the salvage operation. Complete with a well-preserved relic.

Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach trail from Dolgellau to Barmouth is a stunning multi-use path, following the disused railway line along the edge of the Mawddach Estuary in Southern Snowdonia. The trail has featured on the TV show Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks.

Cadair Idris

Sitting in the Mawddach Estuary across from Barmouth, Cadair Idris is Wales’ highest mountain outside of the Snowdon range.

Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle was the birthplace of the first Price of Wales in 1284 and the investiture of Prince Charles in 1969. The castle holds many exhibits for everyone to enjoy.

Attractions Further Afield

Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Contact us for more information on local attractions and transport to our castle accomadation.