Bring history to life in Llŷn
Are you curious about the rich and colourful history in Llŷn? Take a journey into our past and find out more about some of the people and places that have shaped our special peninsula.
Follow a path through time and discover the last stopping point for pilgrims before crossing to Bardsey island. Follow in their footsteps and visit one of the most beautiful places in Wales. Known as the 'Cathedral of Llŷn', the church of St Hywyn is in a striking location at the edge of the beach, well worth a visit.
A forgotten world awaits you at our recently restored crofters' cottages (dating from the 1800s). Glimpse into the past and see how a family of crofters would have lived and worked in this spectacular location overlooking Porth Neigwl.
Discover one of the richest areas of archaeological remains on Llŷn. The Tan y Muriau burial chamber and the ‘double ringwork’ hilltop enclosures provide a glimpse into how people lived on the peninsula thousands of years ago.
This quaint church nestled in a small valley was founded in the sixth century, originally being a place of respite and solitude for Beuno, a tireless missionary. It was later a hospice for pilgrims travelling to Bardsey. Artefacts include a 12th-century font and the remains of a medieval wall painting.
For centuries, this small village has been an important link between the people of Llŷn and the sea. Famous for its herring fishing, this special place connected the peninsula with the rest of the world through its imports and exports.
From the Iron Age fort on the headland to the grand idea of turning the harbour into the main port en route from London to Dublin at the turn of the 18th century, to the prolific shipbuilding and fishing industries which flourished during the 19th century, many signs of the area's interesting past can still be discovered today.