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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Fantastic local mountain with a magical mythical tale. Cadair Idris translates to The Chair of Idris who was a giant in Welsh mythology. He used this chair to view the heavens from this lofty point. If this wasn’t enough according to folklores, Llyn Cau is not only bottomless but the home of a Welsh water Dragon 🐉 which once lived elsewhere and terrorised the locals. King Arthur is said to have captured it and released it in Llyn Cau. For more stories visit the Cadair Idris visitors centre.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Great food and atmosphere. Regular live music and very friendly. Dogs welcome. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“it’s got mountains, sand and sea. Barmouth’s delights were rhapsodised by William Wordsworth, who, after a visit, said in 1824: ‘We took a boat and rowed up its sublime estuary, which may compare with the finest in Scotland, having the advantage of a superior climate. ‘With a fine sea view in front, the mountains behind, the glorious estuary running eight miles inland and Cader Idris within compass of a day’s walk, Barmouth can always hold its own against any rival.’ Barmouth beach is immense, even at high tide - plenty of room for the kids to use up all their energy. The resort also boasts a micro-climate, being slightly warmer in winter and cooler in summer”
  • 5 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The best mountain in lower Snowdonia with stunning views of the Mawdach Estuary.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bridge
“A lovely walk across Barmouth Bridge which crosses the Mawddach Estuary. You will have Cardigan Bay on one side along with spectacular Snowdonia on your other side!! Barmouth is a lovely seaside town with plenty of little shops, coffee and Ice Cream shops. There is currently free parking on the Fairbourne junction side. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
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“Great food with a lovely view. Outside seating area with a climbing frame for children, bar area and bistro. There is evening entertainment on certain nights. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous fish & chips! Award winning local chip shop. Open till 9pm in the summer season. (8pm winter/out of season).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“A very popular and comfortable bar for lovers of decent lagers and ales and friendly conversation ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Indian Restaurant in Fairbourne. Take Away or eat in, run by Raj – a bona fide former Bollywood Film Star!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
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“A pub and restaurant as well as a hotel. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy a cool beer overlooking the river. Very popular in summer with excellent food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“George III Pub and Hotel - www.robinsonsbrewery.com/georgethethird - serves delicious, locally sourced food and a selection of real ales. Great views over the estuary. Dog Friendly”
  • 3 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“Local convenience store - good as a backup if the Coop is closed as opens longer hours.”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“One of the oldest eateries in Barmouth - nautically themed with lovely outdoor seating & great views across to the bridge as it's right on the harbour front.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“Lovely sea side town, with classy shops, markets on Thursday, cafes, pubs etc”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great food and atmosphere. Regular live music and very friendly. Dogs welcome. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hotel Bar
“Great food with a lovely view. Outside seating area with a climbing frame for children, bar area and bistro. There is evening entertainment on certain nights. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous fish & chips! Award winning local chip shop. Open till 9pm in the summer season. (8pm winter/out of season).”
  • 4 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Indian Restaurant in Fairbourne. Take Away or eat in, run by Raj – a bona fide former Bollywood Film Star!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“A pub and restaurant as well as a hotel. This is a wonderful spot to enjoy a cool beer overlooking the river. Very popular in summer with excellent food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“Generally accepted as best restaurant in town - however for a meal in cosy pub atmosphere go to the Last Inn near the harbour”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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