The Ty R Graig Castle Hotel is a magnificent Victorian structure perched high on a cliff overlooking Cardigan Bay. In addition to free parking and a restaurant, it is located less than a mile from Barmouth’s central business district.
In addition to free tea and coffee, the rooms at this four-star inn are equipped with TVs and DVD players. All rooms include a private bathroom with a hairdryer, and many have stunning views of the ocean.
Designed in the 1880s for a well-known gunmaker, Tyr Graig Castle has the appearance of both a castle and a shotgun. Stained-glass windows are among the building’s original characteristics that it still retains today.
Our castle features a wide choice of luxurious amenities, including 11 en-suite guest rooms with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
The conservatory bar, which is adjacent to the lounge, serves drinks and has a log fire. There’s also a rooftop deck with amazing ocean views.
A classic British and Welsh restaurant, Tyr Graig’s Restaurant overlooks Cardigan Bay. Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced ingredients are used in the inventive menu.
Ty R Graig Castle Hotel Restaurant
We at Ty’r Graig Castle are committed to providing our visitors with a first-rate eating experience and a relaxing stay.
Our restaurant offers a unique dining experience that guests will never forget. Our food and drink menu features a wide variety of traditional and contemporary cuisine, as well as an exceptional wine list, to ensure that everyone’s taste buds are satisfied.
You may even get a chance to see one of our local dolphins while dining at our restaurant, which is acclaimed for its environment, service, and food.
Traditional and modern meals are available on our menu, all of which are created and cooked to order using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, and paired with a wide range of wines.
As a first-come-first-served dining space in the popular conservatory, advanced reservations are strongly suggested.
If you have any special dietary needs or allergies, you’ll need to discuss these with our staff before making a reservation.
Have a big appetite for breakfast? The best way to start the day is with our delicious breakfast. For guests, breakfast is included in the cost of the room rate.
What Our Rooms Offer
Individually decorated and furnished, each room has its own bathroom with either a shower or a bathtub. The following are some of the extras that come with each room:
What Our Rooms Offer
- Hot Drinks, including Tea and Coffee Facilities
- Hair Dryer
- LCD Colour TV with Freeview
- DVD Player
Some of our rooms and en-suite shower rooms are smaller than typical due to the fact that Ty’r Graig Castle was originally built as an estate summer house. All of our rooms are non-smoking, as is the entire hotel.
History of the Castle
With stained glass windows, wood panelling, lofty ceilings, and a sound and scent of newly felled lumber burning in the hearths, it retains the grandeur of the Victorian era, while still providing all the modern conveniences of today. It’s the ideal location for a romantic getaway or a well-earned vacation in peace.
In welsh, the building’s name, Ty’r Graig, translates to “House on the Rock.” At a height of roughly 200 feet above Barmouth, it overlooks Cardigan Bay, with the Llyn Peninsula and Bardsey Island visible in the distance.
As a family home for the famed Birmingham gunsmith WW Greener, the house was erected in 1892 in the gothic style prominent at the period. Mr. Greener was the one who came up with the unusual design. A bird’s eye view gives it the appearance of an open double-barrelled shotgun, which he frequently referred to as his “favourite fortress.”
Mr and Mrs Greener are said to have been on vacation in Wales when a wheel fell from their horse-drawn carriage when they were passing by this location. In order to locate a wheelwright who could fix the broken rim, Mr. Greener had to return to Barmouth, where he left his wife waiting on the rocks for his return. Even while she waited, the sun slowly began to fall behind the mountains, creating an incredible backdrop for her photography. He returned home to find his wife gushing about the sunset and saying how much she wanted to move here. After WW Greener bought the land, he hired architects and builders to build him a rural mansion that reflected his social and professional status. That’s what we got, the structure you see here today.
Ty’r Graig Castle served as a quartermaster’s storehouse for the troops during World War II.