BARMOUTH BAY HOTEL
The Local Area
Barmouth is southern Snowdonia's most popular seaside resort with breath-taking views of Cardigan Bay and the picturesque harbour. The towns beach, Abermaw, is west facing with a mixture of sand and some fine shingle and is ideal for bathing and watersports. Barmouth is a great base for walkers as it provides easy access to many of Snowdonia’s finest peaks.
With great heritage links to Henry Tudor, the Titanic and the founding of the National Trust, you are sure to find something you enjoy. Author, J.R.Tolkien visited in the early 20th century and was so smitten with its idyllic look that he used it as a model for the town of Hobbiton in The Lord of The Rings.
Also the home of the Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway track which was originally laid in 1895, by Mr. Arthur McDougall of 'McDougalls's Flour' fame. It was built to transport building materials for the construction of Fairbourne village. Since then his horse-drawn trams have been replaced by steam engines and in 1985 the 15" gauge track was converted to 12½". The line is 2 miles long and runs between Fairbourne Station and Penrhyn Point, site of the Pullman Pavilion Restaurant, where passengers can embark on the ferry to Barmouth.