Barmouth attractions

Barmouth attractions

BarmouthBarmouth lies in the northwestern county of Gwynedd in North Wales, an area bordered by the Irish Sea with a beautiful coastline and the stunning Snowdonia National Park at its heartland. It is a region of craggy mountains with lakes, rivers and waterfalls, dense forests and miles of golden sandy beaches. It is a large county though sparsely populated and has numerous visitor attractions with Portmeirion village, the film set for The Prisoner, Mount Snowdon the highest mountain in England and Wales and the Talyllyn Railway.

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Attractions RNLI Boathouse, The Promenade, Barmouth, Gwynedd LL42 1NF. The Visitor Centre contains a pictorial history of Barmouth Lifeboat Station plus some artefacts pertaining to the lifeboats. There are also some pictures of Barmouth in Victorian times. A viewing gallery for Barmouth's Mersey class lifeboat has been installed. The Visitor Centre also houses the RNLI souvenir and gift shop. Location: In the centre of Barmouth.

RNLI Boathouse

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Attractions Harlech Castle, Harlech Tel: 01766 780552. Harlech Castle is built on a rocky outcrop, gazing out over the land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward1 built it in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role. A long siege here during the Wars of the Roses inspired the stirring song "Men of Harlech". About 10 miles north of Barmouth.

Harlech Castle

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Attractions Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway, Beach Road, Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2EX. Tel: 01341 250362. The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway extends two and a half miles between Fairbourne Village and Penrhyn Point where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12 ¼ inch Gauge track. www.fairbournerailway.com. Location: On the outskirts of Barmouth.

Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway

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Attractions Cymmer Abbey, near Dolgellau. Cymmer Abbey was founded in 1198. The buildings were never completed and of the church, only the nave was ever built. The situation is typically Cistercian, in a remote valley with fast-flowing streams. Today the site is in the care of the Welsh Historic Monuments. Remains of the church and of the cloister layout can be viewed by the public. About 9 miles northeast of Barmouth.

Cymmer Abbey

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