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Ty R Graig Castle Hotel is an impressive Victorian building with a splendid cliff-top location with stunning views of Cardigan Bay. It offers free parking and a restaurant, and is less than a mile from Barmouth’s centre.

Each room at this 4-star guest accommodation has a TV and DVD player, as well as free tea and coffee. Most rooms enjoy lovely sea views, whilst all have a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

Built in the 1880s for a famous gunmaker, Tyr Graig Castle was designed to resemble both a castle and a double-barrelled shotgun. Today it still has original features, including stained glass windows.

Our castle accommodates a range of luxury facilities; 11 en-suite guest rooms with stunning views of the local area ensure it’s a stay that will live long in the memory.

The lounge has a log fire and drinks are available from the adjoining conservatory bar. There is also a terrace with superb views over the water.

Overlooking Cardigan Bay, Tyr Graig’s restaurant offers traditional home-cooked British and Welsh food. The creative menu is made with the finest local, fresh and seasonal produce.

Ty R Graig Castle Hotel Restaurant

Here at Ty’r Graig Castle, we place importance on offering our guests a delicious dining experience as well as a comfortable stay. 

Our restaurant brings a memorable culinary experience. All the traditional and contemporary dishes on our food and drink menu are freshly prepared and cooked, with an impressive wine list to boot, ensuring everyone’s taste buds are tantalised.

Our restaurant is known for its atmosphere, service, and food, as well as the excellent views over Barmouth Bay, where you may even be lucky enough to see one of our local dolphins.

Our menu features both traditional and contemporary food dishes, freshly prepared and cooked using locally produced and sourced ingredients, with a large selection of wines to compliment your food.

With advanced and early booking recommended, as dining in the popular conservatory area is on a first come, first served basis.

We will take scheduled bookings depending on our availability, and any dietary requirements or allergies will also need to be discussed with our staff.

Fancy a hearty breakfast? Start your day well with our superb breakfast. Breakfast is included in the price to guests.

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What Our Rooms Offer

Each room is individually decorated and furnished, with an en-suite bathroom and/or shower. Each room comes with additional amenities, these include:

What Our Rooms Offer

  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Hair Dryer
  • LCD Colour TV with Freeview
  • DVD Player

Please note, the Ty’r Graig Castle was converted from a summer home into guest accommodation, meaning some of our rooms and en-suite shower rooms are smaller than average. All our rooms and the hotel itself operate a non-smoking policy.

History of the Castle

Originally built in the late 1890’s it still retains the elegance and style of the Victorian era, with stain glass windows, wood panelling, and highly decorated floors and ceilings, accompanied by the sound and smell of freshly felled timber burning in the hearths, and yet still offering all the comforts of the twenty first century. It is the perfect retreat for a well deserved secluded break or romantic escapade.

Ty’r Graig is a traditional Welsh name and is apt for the building as translated it means ‘House on the Rock’. It stands about 200ft above Barmouth, overlooking Cardigan Bay, across which can be seen the Llyn peninsula and Bardsey Island.
The building was completed in 1892 as a family home for WW Greener the famous Birmingham gunsmith in the gothic style that was popular at the time. Its unique shape was chosen by Mr Greener himself. It resembles both a castle – in fact he oftened referred to it as his ‘beloved castle’ – and an open double-barrelled shotgun when viewed from above.

Rumour has it that Mr and Mrs Greener were on holiday travelling around Wales by horse and carriage and were passing this spot when a wheel fell from their carriage. Mr Greener had to make his way back into Barmouth to find a wheelwright to repair the broken wheel, and left his wife sitting on the rocks awaiting his return. While she waited the sun began to sink down towards the mountains providing her with a spectacular view of the sunset. Upon Mr Greener’s return his wife enthused over the beauty of the sunset and indicated to her husband that she would love to live here. The outcome of this was that WW Greener purchased the land and commissioned builders and architects to provide him with a country home that would reflect his standing and profession. The result is the building that you see today.

During the Second World War, Ty’r Graig Castle was commissioned as a quartermaster’s store by the army. 

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