Footballcrazy14 Llywelyn the Great
was a true Prince of Wales.
The village is known for the legend surrounding Gelert the dog, the faithful hound of Llywelyn the Great
, who is said to be buried there.
Step inside the Medieval Prince's Court and see how Llywelyn the Great
would have lived, feasted and ruled 800 years ago.
It reputedly marks the resting place of Gelert, the faithful hound of the medieval Welsh Prince, Llywelyn the Great
It's not one of Wales' most famous castles, being built by a native Welsh prince as opposed to the Normans or Edward I (Llywelyn ab Iorwerth is also known as Llywelyn the Great
, though the castle was taken by Edward in 1283).
One day back in the 13th century, the Welsh prince Llywelyn The Great
went hunting, leaving his faithful hound Gelert at the castle with his baby son.
The land is adjacent to Pen y Bryn Manor, which is believed to have once been the home of Llywelyn the Great
and his grandson Llywelyn the Last, the first Prince of Wales.
This state of affairs was achieved for a time by Llywelyn the Great
, Prince of Gwynedd in the Welsh north-west, who took shrewd advantage of King John's troubles with his rebellious baronage in England, but it was not to the liking of the English royal regime.
Llys Rhosyr was built around 1200 and was one of the royal courts of Llywelyn the Great
It will signpost visitors to a number of hidden gems such as St Rychwyn's Church, Llanrhychwyn - supposedly the oldest surviving church in Wales and known as Llywelyn the Great
's old church - and St Mary's, Trefriw built about 1230 by Llywelyn as a chapel of ease for his wife Joan.
Leave on the A493 but turn inland along the B4405 to Abergynolwyn (10), close to which can be found the romantic ruin of Castell y Bere, built by Llywelyn the Great
in the 13th Century.
Leave on the A493 but turn inland along the B4405 to Abergynolwyn (10), close to which is Castell y Bere, built by Llywelyn the Great
in the 13th century.