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Penmaenpool with Cader Idris in the background
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Points of interest
- Penmaenpool toll bridge is a wooden toll bridge built in 1879 to replace a ferry crossing. It is Cadw-registered and Grade II listed.
- The George III Inn was originally two buildings: a ship chandler serving the boatbuilding industry, and a pub. It dates from approximately 1650 and is Grade II listed. Gerard Manley Hopkins reputedly wrote the poem entitled "Penmaen Pool" in the visitor's book.
- Penmaenpool railway station signal box was an RSPB observation centre.
- The Mawddach Trail passes through the hamlet.
Ferry boat tragedy
Fifteen people, including four children, were drowned on 22 July 1966 when the Prince of Wales ferry hit the toll bridge. The ferry had been taking 39 people on a pleasure trip from Barmouth to the hotel in the village. The then hotel proprietor, John Antony Hall, with his chef David Jones and barman Bob Jones, saved many lives on that day. None was recognised for their bravery. A memorial was held by the signal box 50 years later, in 2016.
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- "Service for 1966 drowning victims". BBC. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
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