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Much to do in Barmouth??

liverpool
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Much to do in Barmouth??

We are a group of 4 friends aged between 50 and 60 , we like strolls around shops, pubs and beaches and hoping to spend 2 days over Easter holiday, is this a town that has all what we are looking for ? We don't mind catching a bus to other towns .

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1. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Try googling a bit:

E.g. http://www.barmouth.org.uk

Well, yes, Barmouth is a small town with some shops, pubs and a beach. Whether these are particularly interesting is debatable.

Barmouth is in a superb setting at the mouth of the River Mawddach: see photo in link. It is good for people who want to walk in the hills, although there is also a stunning flat walk: take the bridge over the river (alongside, but obviously separated from, the railway), and on the other side you can continue as far as you want on the Mawddach Trail, a cycle and footpath that goes all the way to Dolgellau.

Barmouth is also very popular with families, due to the extensive sandy beach and safe swimming in the sea (not the river or estuary which have dangerous currents). It will be PACKED with children at Easter.

Other towns you can travel to include Harlech, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Pwllheli and Dolgellau.

Public transport times can be explored using the travelinecymru website. Note that both Easter Sunday and the Bank Hol Monday will probably be Sunday services on the buses, i.e. rather limited. You might find the train as useful; it is a lovely journey up the coast to the first four listed. Or take the train south to Aberdyfi or Machynlleth.

Edited: 18 February 2017, 14:53
liverpool
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2. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

That's great advice thank you Sonia .

liverpool
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3. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Hi it's me again . We are booked to stay here for the May bank holiday and want to visit Portmeirion , Porthmadog and would like to do this by train . Is it easy enough to buy train tickets once we are there and is the station close by ? I have also noticed the steam train will be on , is it easy enough to buy a ticket once we are there ?

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4. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

There is a ticket office at the rail station, if it's closed you can buy tickets on the train. Use Google maps to see how close to the station you're staying.

Porthmadog station is about 10 minutes walk from the town centre. Portmeirion is not close to any station.

Are you talking about one of the narrow gauge steam trains?

liverpool
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5. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

We are staying in the town , Barmouth station only looks to be a few minutes walk for us on google map . Yes the narrow gauge steam train , is it any good ?

Wrexham, UK
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6. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Which of the many narrow gauge steam railways?

North Wales has an amazing number of different steam trains :)

I should mention the ticket office at Barmouth station is on the platform heading south to B'ham. If you're heading to Porthmadog you need to buy your tickets then cross the line to the other platform.

Edited: 09 May 2017, 21:22
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7. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

If you want to go on the steam train, get the normal train from Barmouth to Minffordd and change there to the steam train. Check the timetable so you don't have a long wait, as there is not much at all at Minffordd.

Or you could take the normal train all the way to Porthmadog, walk 15 mins through the town to the Ffestiniog Railway terminus and look at the steam trains, and even take one to Minffordd and then pick up your train back to Barmouth.

You just need to cross ref National Railway Enqs with the FfestiniogRailway timetable. The change over time at Minffordd must be only five mins.

liverpool
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8. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Thanks that's just what I need .

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9. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Also you could walk to Portmerion in about half an hour from Minffordd Stations.

Hope this helps

liverpool
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10. Re: Much to do in Barmouth??

Thank you

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