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We visited the old town of Barmouth and although we have been visiting Barmouth for many years we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqui R
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The houses in the old part of town around the harbour are interesting to explore. Ever found the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Surrey, United Kingdom
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Climbing haphazardly up the steep slopes at the back of the High Street, the paths and alleys of old Barmouth reveal many quaint and delightful corners. Houses seem to be built almost on top of one another in this fascinating jumble of steps and...more
Gloddfa Road, Barmouth LL42 1BL, Wales
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the old town of Barmouth and although we have been visiting Barmouth for many years we have never climbed up the hill to see the old town the views were fabulous well worth the walk.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

The houses in the old part of town around the harbour are interesting to explore. Ever found the old round lock up at the top of the hill which was divided into 2 rooms, one for rowdy men and one for rowdy men. Unfortunately the...More

2  Thank B W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Uphill but what a view. Beautiful little houses and very clean. Well worth the uphill struggle and some may find this too strenuous.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Some might find the uphill climb via the steps a bit strenuous, but 'no pain, no gain'...the views from up here are breath-taking. If you're struggling, you could always catch your breath on one of the benches situated on the way up. Head for the...More

1  Thank markopolo797
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely clean place had a lovely boat ride around the harbour 5 pound per person was well worth it as we were out on the bay for a good 45 minutes.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The walk up the hill to Old Barmouth is quite strenuous at times, but once you have made the effort it is well worth it. You pass some really quaint old fishermens cottages on your way to the top and once there the views you...More

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The beach is a well maintained and clean one. The old Barmouth is quaint with old stone houses and buildings. The shops are unusual and different.

Thank Gill J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Hubby and I regularly walk around Barmouth. On Tuesday we decided to make a detour from the main harbour and town and walk up to the older part via Gloddfa Road. We negotiated steep and sometimes slippy steps and threaded our way through winding paths...More

2  Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Take the walk up to Oleau - the very first National Trust Property. You will b e amazed both by the views above the harbour and the history of this beautiful place. Well worth the climb.

2  Thank DaveThomasLeicester
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

So I asked the kind man Bernard of the gallery near st. John's church what I should really see. And he recommended me to go up the hill. Enjoy the view and then go down through Old Barmouth. And it was super worth it. Gorgeous...More

2  Thank Greeneda
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