Barmouth is in North-West Wales, where the sun never shines. That’s okay because it’s dark and Victorian Gothic and if the sun came out the monsters would wither and Scooby Doo would have nothing to do.
It may sound as if Ian and Julia didn’t enjoy Barmouth but they like dark Victorianly Gothic places with mist and spookiness. It’s also home to the Arousal Café (sadly closed when we visited) and the world famous Las Vegas Amusements. What’s more, Snowdonia is on the doorstep and the countryside is utterly beautiful.