T3 Wrexham – BarmouthWrexham - Barmouth
The T3 bus journey from Wrexham to Barmouth showcases beautiful Welsh landscapes, including mountains, valleys, coastlines, and historic towns.
TrawsCymru Day Ticket £11 for adults, £7.30 for children and group ticket of £27 for up to 2 adults and 3 children
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In Llanuwchllyn, you will see the largest natural lake in Wales – the views from the window are certainly memorable! This is a lake that is 3.5miles long from its most westerly point and shrouded in beautiful, fairly gentle mountains!
The T3 from Wrexham to Barmouth is a scenic delight, traversing some of the most beautiful landscapes in North Wales – it’s a trip that packs in Welsh architecture, mountains, valleys, rivers and coast and vintage steam trains!
Starting the journey from Wrexham, the bus travels through the picturesque town of Ruabon, with views of the 13th-century St Mary’s Church and the Ruabon Red Brick Works.
Next, the T3 passes through Acrefair, a small village on the banks of the River Dee, with quaint cottages and interesting shops. Then it’s to Llangollen, a fascinating town, famous for its international music festival and the Llangollen Canal.
Leaving Llangollen behind, the journey gets even better as the bus enters the scenic Dee Valley, passing through Glyndyfrdwy, a small village known for its railway station, where you can take a steam train ride through the Dee Valley on the Royal Deeside Valley which is a standard gauge steam and diesel hauled railway set in this wonderful setting alongside the River Dee.
The journey continues through Corwen, a historic market town with shops and cafes aplenty, before heading to Cynwyd, a small village located in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains. From here, customers can see the stunning mountain landscapes and the winding river Dee.
Next, the bus passes through Llandrillo and Llandderfel, two quaint villages with a handful of houses and classic, traditional Welsh architecture. The bus then heads to Llanuwchllyn, a village on the southern shore of Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales – the views from the window are certainly memorable! This is a lake that is 3.5miles long from its most westerly point and shrouded in beautiful, fairly gentle mountains!
As the bus passes through Rhydymain, a small hamlet in the Snowdonia National Park, customers can gorge on the breathtaking mountain views of the Cadair Idris range. The journey then navigates a winding road to Dolgellau, a historic market town with narrow streets, stone buildings, and a 17th-century bridge over the River Wnion.
The bus reaches Llanelltyd, a small village located on the banks of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, against a backdrop of mountains. The journey then climaxes at Barmouth, a popular and fascinating seaside resort on the west coast of Wales, with a long sandy beach and a bustling harbour.
Gateway to the T3
By Transport for Wales rail services from South Wales to Wrexham or from Birmingham, Chester and Liverpool to Wrexham.
A Fab Day Out!
There’s so much to see and do on this wonderful route, that you could spend a few days making a small holiday of the experience or try and cram in as much as possible in one day. Here are some suggestions for you to mix and match!
Starting the journey in Wrexham, a bustling town with plenty of shops, restaurants, and historical sites, folk can visit the 16th-century St Giles’ Church, the 19th-century Victorian Market Hall, or explore the National Trust’s Erddig estate. A leisurely walk in Bellevue Park, which boasts fab views of the town is also highly recommended.
Onto the bus to Ruabon, a small town with a rich industrial heritage and maybe a visit to the 13th-century St Mary’s Church, the iconic Ruabon Red Brick Works, or explore the nearby Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
As the bus leaves Ruabon, it enters the picturesque town of Llangollen. Here, you can visit the medieval castle ruins, take a stroll along the Llangollen Canal, or explore the town’s many shops and cafes.
The bus travels through the Dee Valley, stopping at the village of Glyndyfrdwy, where there is a fab historic railway station, where you can take a steam train ride through the valley or explore the nearby Horseshoe Falls.
Next, the bus stops at Corwen and there’s the opportunity to visit the impressive 16th-century Corwen Church or explore the nearby Carrog Station, where a ride awaits on the Llangollen Railway.
The bus stops at Ysgol y Berwen in Bala Badell, a small village with a high school located on the shores of Llyn Tegid, the largest natural lake in Wales. A leisurely walk along the lake, fishing or kayaking, or exploration of the nearby Penllyn Forest is great for the adventurous.
As the bus travels through the Snowdonia National Park, it passes through the historic market town of Dolgellau. Customers can visit the 17th-century stone bridge over the River Wnion, explore the town’s many shops and cafes, or take a hike in the nearby Cader Idris range.
The journey continues to Llanelltyd, a small village located on the banks of the Mawddach Estuary and gateway for a leisurely walk along the estuary, hiring a bike on the nearby Mawddach Trail, or explore the nearby Rhaeadr Mawddach waterfall.
The bus ends its journey in Barmouth, with the opportunity for a stroll down the long sandy beach, take a walk on the promenade, or explore the town’s many shops, cafes, and restaurants. You can also take a boat ride to explore the nearby Mawddach Estuary or climb the nearby Dinas Oleu hill for stunning views of the town and surrounding countryside.