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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
“For the physically fit, walk to the peak of Cadair Idris (the Seat of Idris), Wales' second highest peak. Fantastic scenery.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
“No trip to Barmouth is complete without a visit to the Last which is steeped in RNLI history and has its very own well fed from water coming down the rock in the back. The Last is probably the most popular “touristy” pub in Barmouth so if you want to go during the season or local events recommend you book for dinner. In the summer you can take your drinks across the road and sit in the little garden next to the Harbour. ”
  • 13 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
“‘Idris’s chair’ named after the giant or 7th century Prince who won a battle against the Irish on this mountain. 4 miles from the cottage to Minffordd Path, 2.7 miles & 300m climb to the top.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“A very popular and comfortable bar for lovers of decent lagers and ales and friendly conversation ”
  • 4 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!”
  • 6 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
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
Pub
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“Beautiful views over the Estuary - stunning location near Barmouth - great for dogs & children- also along this cycle route you can hire bikes to follow the path all the way to the sea X ”
  • 5 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
Corner Shop
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“Local convenience store - good as a backup if the Coop is closed as opens longer hours.”
  • 1 local recommends
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
Point of Interest
“The Fairbourne miniature railway makes a lovely day trip for big and small kids. You can get to Fairbourne via the Barmouth Ferry (from the harbor but not out of season) or you can walk or cycle over the bridge and do a round trip coming back from Fairbourne on the miniature railway and then the Barmouth ferry. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant

Top restaurants

Bar
“No trip to Barmouth is complete without a visit to the Last which is steeped in RNLI history and has its very own well fed from water coming down the rock in the back. The Last is probably the most popular “touristy” pub in Barmouth so if you want to go during the season or local events recommend you book for dinner. In the summer you can take your drinks across the road and sit in the little garden next to the Harbour. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
“Indian Restaurant in Fairbourne. Take Away or eat in, run by Raj – a bona fide former Bollywood Film Star!”
  • 6 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
Pub
“Beautiful views over the Estuary - stunning location near Barmouth - great for dogs & children- also along this cycle route you can hire bikes to follow the path all the way to the sea X ”
  • 5 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
Bar
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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