Barmouth is on the west coast of North Wales and lying between a mountain range and the sea on the mouth of the river Mawddach it is a beautiful location. Resting just within the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park it is seeped in a history rich with connections to the shipping and slate industries.
|View across the Estuary from Toll Bridge.|
On a sunny Sunday back in July, the 14th, to be exact I went to Barmouth with my sister and brother-in-law. It was the weekend of the Barmouth Paddle and Kite Festival so knowing in advance that it was going to be extremely busy and therefore very difficult to park, we decided to walk across the Toll Bridge that spans Barmouth Estuary and has spectacular views.
|Views of Barmouth from the Toll Bridge.|
Barmouth has many quaint and delightful corners to explore and this visit we mainly spent our time in the area around the harbour, then a walk along the promenade to see the kites, before cutting back through the town to return across the bridge. A town steeped in history I will certainly be back to explore further another time.
|Harbour-side Sculpture by local sculptor Frank Cocksey|
|Ty Gwyn Museum|
|Ty Crwn, The Round House Jail|
Our stroll around Barmouth then took us along the promenade where Barmouth Kite Festival was taking place.
I hope you have enjoyed sharing our stroll around Barmouth, a town well worth a visit if you ever visit Wales.
Please note that as I have included rather a lot of photos in this post, I have not posted the largest size. To view in a larger format, just click on any photo for a slide show to enjoy a better view. The full album of photos I took that day can be viewed on my Flickr Account in the Album entitled Barmouth on a Sunny Sunday
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Barmouth Wales Welcome to Barmouth Paddle Wales The Bronze Bell Wreck Barmouth Kite Festival
All photos are my own taken in July 2013.
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