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Directions

The Y Branwen Hotel, Brasserie and Bar is located in Harlech on the West coast of Wales, approximately 8 miles south of Porthmadog. The Hotel is on the side of the A462 running through Harlech and is below the Castle and across the road from the Golf Club.

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From the North:
Proceed along the M56 until you see signs for M53, then follow M53 until you see signs for Wrexham, Corwen and Bala. Upon hitting Bala, turn right on A4212 and follow until junction of A470. Turn right towards Porthmadog and watch for signs to Harlech at Maentrog.

From the South:
M1 or M40 north towards M6. Join the M54 going past Telford. The road becomes the A5. Go around Shrewsbury before turning west onto the A458. Follow signs for Dolgellau (you will join the A470 just before Dolgellau). Once there follow signs to Barmouth then Harlech on the A496.


The closest railway station is Harlech Railway Station, approximately 100 yards away and there is a service from Birmingham which can be easily accessed by London Euston. Call 08457 484950 for details.

From the North, the closest train station would be to Bleanau Ffestiniog Railway Station, which can be reached via Llandudno Junction and Manchester.


The closest international airports are John Lennon Airport in Liverpool and Manchester International Airport – approximately 2 hours drive away. There is no public transport from the Airport to the West and the best option is to hire a car.

For a detailed map of Harlech and the region, please click here to be linked to multimap.