Local Attractions

Morwendon House is ideally situated to explore the wonderful coastline of Cardigan Bay and the Lleyn Peninsula. For a scenic day why not take a coastal train ride? Walk down the path to the side of the house down to the ‘Halt’ where the train will stop for you and will then transport you up the coastline and along the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula or southwards down to the beautiful unspoilt character of the seaside village of Aberdovey.

There are also many Golf Courses within easy travel distance including Harlech’s Royal St David’s (10 miles away) which has been described by professionals as one of the world’s toughest par 69 – Special Green Fee rates have been agreed with both Royal St. David’s & Aberdovey Golf Clubs for golfers booking through Morwendon House. You will find Morwendon House to be an ideal base for a 2/3 day golfing break being handily situated halfway between Aberdovey and Royal St. David’s Golf Clubs. The picturesque and friendly Dolgellau Golf Club is also now available having recently been taken over by Richard Stockdale.

Steam Railway enthusiasts are particularly well catered for in this area. There are approximately 13 steam railway sites within an hour’s drive of Morwendon House . These include: Bala Lake Railway, Cambrian Railway Society, Corris Railway, Fairbourne Railway, Ffestiniog Railway, Glyn Valley Tramway Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, Llangollen Railway, Snowdon Mountain Morwendon House garden view north towards HarlechRailway, Talyllyn Railway, Vale of Rheidol, Welsh Highland Railway and Welshpool & Llanfair Railway. If you need directions please ask, we will do our best to help.

Walkers and ramblers are also well catered for in this area. Snowdonia is a short drive away and we are close to the Rhinogs and Cader Idris. Also the walks along the Mawddach estuary can be breathtakingly beautiful. There are excellent opportunities to study birdlife, many species of duck and wading birds frequent the estuary and the old railway above the wetlands and saltings is an ideal viewpoint. At Penmaenpool is the RSPB bird observatory. According to John Ruskin, there was only one finer walk in the world than that from Barmouth to Dolgellau and that was the walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth

Eating Out

There are lots of places to eat in Barmouth and the surrounding area but it gets very busy between May and October. We recommend you book in advance of your stay to ensure you are not disappointed. The following is a list of the local eateries. If you would like our personal recommendations please either call or message us.

Restaurants

The Bank

01341 281400

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The Captain’s Table

01341 280385

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The Mawddach (Dolgellau)

01341 421752

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Min-y-Mor

01341 280555

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The Bay

01341 280597

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The Anchor

01341 281126

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Coes Faen

01341 281632

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Nineteen 57

01341 242449

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Tony’s

01341 247421

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Tyr Graig Castle Hotel

01341 280470

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Isis Pizzeria

01341 280802

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Saffron

01341 281102

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Bae Abermaw

01341280550

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Arbour Hotel

01341 280459

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Good Luck

01341 280181

Pubs

The Last Inn

01341 280530

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Tal Y Don

01341 280508

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Norbar

01341 280989

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Ysgethin Inn

01341 247578

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Cafes & takeaways

Myrddins

01341 388060

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The Mermaid Fish and Chips

01341 280614

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Things To Do

There really is something for everyone in this wonderful part of the world. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break of something a little more active.

We are lucky to have a large selection of activity adventures on our doorstep, not to mention Snowdonia National Park.

Each of the six official eight-mile routes to the highest mountain in Wales (1085m) offer sensational hiking. In Snowdonia’s nine ranges, there are 15 peaks over 900m high, including Snowdon itself.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing we have miles of “Blue Flag” beaches, most dog friendly with only a few restrictions in summer.

You can loose yourself in another country by a visit to Portmerion and even treat yourself to a Spa treat.

Our High Streets are thriving with a mix of unique shops, boutiques, coffee shops and galleries. Barmouth itself is a wonderful town with a great mix of individual businesses.

Coed-y-Brenin

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Surf Snowdownia

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Rib Ride North Wales

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Zip World

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White Water Rafting

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Bala Lake Watersports

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Visit Snowdonia 

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Welsh Highland/Ffestiniog 

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Corris Craft Centre

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Postmerion 

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CAT – Centre for Alternative Technology

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Things To Do When Its Raining

Slate Cavern Adventures

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Electric Mountain

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Welsh Highland Railway

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Harlech Castle/Pottery

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Brewery Tour

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Tal a Llyn, Railway & Museum

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CAT – Centre for Alternative Technology

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Spa Day Portmerion

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