Ty'r Graig Castle Hotel Barmouth - Snowdonia North Wales


Location

 

Ty'r Graig Castle is situated high above Barmouth on the edge of Snowdonia National Park.

With Snowdon only 20 miles north and Cader Idris just across the Mawddach estuary to the South and many lesser known but equally beautiful hills in between, this area is second to none for those who wish to get off the beaten track and discover the rawness of the Welsh terrain.

Travel Information

By car - Tyr Graig Castle is on Llanaber Road about 1/2 a mile out of Barmouth towards Harlech on the A496. Postcode for Satellite Navigation system LL42 1YN

By train - The nearest mainline train station is Barmouth Station

By bus - Barmouth is well served by bus connections via Harlech and Dolgellau. Details are available from the Tourist Information Office located at the railway station or click here to access a public transport journey planner

Further information can be obtained from the Barmouth Tourist Information Office, The Station, Station Road, Barmouth Wales, LL42 1LU Tel: 01341 280 787

 

There are many attractions within easy reach of Barmouth, including off road cycling, canoeing & boating, steam railways and historical castles.

What can I do nearby?

  • Barmouth Railway Bridge - 5 minutes walk from the town. You can't miss it! Exhilarating walk over the estuary, or take a train across from Barmouth station towards Tywyn
  • Barmouth Market - Every Thursday throughout the year and most Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays during holiday periods. Next to the Dragon theatre
  • The Beach - Excellent sandy beach, now awarded the prestigious blue flag. Don't bathe near the harbour, where red flags indicate danger
  • Bronze Bell Shipwreck Exhibition - Ty Gwyn Museum (above Davy Jones' Locker), The Quay, Barmouth. Tells the story of the nearby wreck of 1709, and of the salvage operation. Complete with surprisingly well preserved relics
  • The Mawddach Trail - The Dolgellau to Barmouth Mawddach trail as featured on TV's Julia Bradbury's Railway Walks is a stunning multi-use path following the old disused railway line along the edge of the beautiful Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia.
  • Cader Idris - Wales' highest mountain outside the Snowdon range. Across the Mawddach estuary from Barmouth
  • Caernafon Castle - Possibly Wales most famous castle. The first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284, and In 1969, the castle was the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. Plenty of exhibits inside

Other places of interest:

  • RNLI Visitor Centre (1 Mile)* 
    The Visitor Centre contains a pictorial history of Barmouth Lifeboat Station plus some artefacts pertaining to the lifeboats. There are also some pictures of Barmouth in Victorian times. The Visitor Centre also houses the RNLI souvenir and gift shop
  • Harlech Castle (7 Miles)* 
    Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all-seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia
  • Portmeirion Village (11 Miles)* 
    This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (1883-1978) to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it
  • Centre for Alternative Technology (12 Miles)* 
    Our eco-centre features working examples of sustainable living, renewable energy, environmentally responsible building, energy conservation, organic growing and composting
  • Criccieth Castle (13 Miles)* 
    Criccieth Castle, standing on its headland between two beaches, is a prominent north Wales landmark
  • The Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway (18 Miles)*
    Take a 13½-mile journey from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it
  • Borth Animalarium (19 Miles)* 
    The Animalarium at Borth is a collection of exotic, unusual and interesting animals to amuse and delight you. Most of our animals have come from Pet Rescue Centres, RSPCA, other zoos, pet shops, or were unwanted or abandoned pets
  • Dolwyddelan Castle (21 Miles)* 
    In a land of castles, Dolwyddelan stands apart not as a stronghold erected by Norman or English forces but as a fortress of the native Welsh princes
  • Aberystwyth Arts Centre (22 Miles)* 
    The award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre is the largest and busiest arts centre in Wales, with a wide-ranging programme of events and activities across all art forms
  • Ceredigion Museum (22 Miles)* 
    'Probably the most beautiful Museum in Britain' - Come and judge for yourself. Welcome to The Coliseum former Theatre and Cinema now home of the Ceredigion Museum and Gallery
  • Llanberis Lake Railway (24 Miles)* 
    Discover the timeless appeal of our narrow-gauge steam trains on an hour long excursion along the shores of Lake Padarn in the heart of Snowdonia
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway (24 Miles)* 
    Travel by train on Britain's only Rack and Pinion Railway up Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales 3,560ft (1085m)
  • Segontium Roman Fort (27 Miles)* 
    Overlooking the Menai Strait, Segontium Roman Fort dates back to circa AD77, when Caesar Julius Agricola completed the Roman conquest of Wales by capturing the Isle of Anglesey
  • Caernarfon Castle (27 Miles)* 
    King Edward I intended this castle to be a royal residence and seat of government for North Wales. The castle's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284
  • Llyn Brenig Reservoir and Visitor Centre (29 Miles)* 
    Llyn Brenig Reservoir and Visitor Centre is set in 920 acres of moorland and forest in the heart of the Denbigh Moors, just 35 miles from Wrexham and 38 miles from Bangor
  • Llanidloes Museum (29 Miles)* 
    The Local History Gallery depicts the development of Llanidloes during the last three centuries. Topics include the history of the Old Market Hall, civic events in the town as well as both World Wars
  • Anglesey Sea Zoo (30 Miles)* 
    The Anglesey Sea Zoo is the largest marine aquarium in Wales with over 150 species from Octopuses and Seahorses to Sharks and Sunstars for you to get up close and personal with!
  • Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (31 Miles)* 
    Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey bears witness to the turbulent history of the family; their noble beginnings during the time of Henry VIII
  • Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway (31 Miles)* 
    The railway was opened in 1903 to link the rural communities to the market town of Welshpool. The gauge of 2 ft 6 inches allowed for tight curves and steep gradients following the contours of the countryside
  • Rug Chapel and Llangar Church (31 Miles)* 
    These delightful religious sites are located close together in beautiful countryside just west of Corwen. Rug is a rare example of a little-altered private 17th century chapel. Llangar Church is even older than Rug
  • Penrhyn Castle (32 Miles)* 
    Built for the wealthy Pennant family on the profits of Welsh slate and Jamaican sugar, Penrhyn Castle is an extravagant example of early 19th century neo-Norman architecture
  • Strata Florida Abbey (33 Miles)* 
    The austere Cistercian monks were renowned for seeking out wild and lonely places in which to practice their religion. None of their Welsh abbeys preserve that spirit of remoteness more strongly than serene Strata Florida
  • Bodnant Garden (34 Miles)* 
    The garden at Bodnant is one of the finest in the world. It is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping to the south-west and looks across the valley towards the Snowdonia range
  • Newtown Textile Museum (34 Miles)* 
    The building that the Textile Museum is situated in is a fine example of a typical early 19th century weaving shop
  • Beaumaris Castle (34 Miles)* 
    Beaumaris is a great, unfinished masterpiece. It was built as one of the North Wales "iron ring" of castles by the English Monarch, Edward 1, to stamp his authority on the Welsh, but it was never finished
  • Gilfach Nature Reserve (36 Miles)* 
    Situated in a beautiful setting at the mouth of the Marteg Valley in the Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales, Gilfach is locally unique because of its wide variety of habitats: high moorland to enclosed meadow, oak woodland to rocky upland river

* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer. 

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