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Places to visit in Llŷn

Plas yn Rhiw house and garden on a sunny day with the bay in the background
Plas yn Rhiw house and garden on a sunny day with the bay in the background | © National Trist Images/Malcolm Davies

Visit the museum without walls. The ecomuseum (Ecoamgueddfa) located in Llŷn is the first ecomuseum to be developed in Wales. It operates in partnership with seven of the Llŷn Peninsula’s heritage organisations with the aim of increasing cultural tourism bringing economic and social benefits to the area.

What is an ecomuseum?

An ecomuseum is a museum focused on the identity of a place, largely based on local participation with the aim of growing the economy whilst enhancing the welfare and development of local communities. It refers in particular to a new idea of holistic interpretation of natural and cultural heritage as opposed to the traditional focus on specific items and objects by conventional museums.

Places to visit on the Llŷn Peninsula

Plas yn Rhiw
Discover this delightful manor house with ornamental garden and exceptional views. The setting is perfect and the outlook from the grounds across Cardigan Bay is among the most spectacular in Britain, whatever the season.Visit Plas yn Rhiw
Porth y Swnt
This coastal centre of excellence provides you with a gateway to discover and explore Llŷn. The design of the new centre takes its inspiration from Aberdaron’s architecture and the area’s maritime past.Visit Porth y Swnt
Visitors inside the video pod in 'The Way', Porth y Swnt, Wales
Visitors inside the video pod in 'The Way', Porth y Swnt | © National Trust Images/Tom Simone
Menter Y Felin Uchaf
Experience an educational centre, exploring ways of living and working in partnership with the environment. It offers residential courses in rural skills and sustainable agriculture, a year-round programme of events and a variety of volunteering opportunities.Visit Felin Uchaf
Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
Step into one of the oldest art galleries in Wales, a magnificent Victorian Gothic manor with galleries, gardens and a tea-room with sea views. A warm Welsh welcome awaits you in an area of outstanding natural beauty.Visit Plas Glyn-y-Weddw
Nant Gwrtheyrn
Explore an enchanting former quarrying village. You’ll discover Wales’s most magical legends and history. Now ‘the Nant’ offers an elegant residential Welsh language and heritage centre and a great day out.Visit Nant Gwrtheyrn
Llŷn Maritime Museum
Immerse yourself in history and celebrate our maritime heritage. The sea is never far away in Llŷn. Explore its history from the days of early Celtic saints and Edward I to pirates, smugglers, tragic wrecks and lifeboat rescues.Visit Llŷn Maritime Museum
Plas Heli
If you’re looking to join the local sailing club, grab a drink, a bite to eat or to hire a meeting room; Plas Heli, Pwllheli’s brand new Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre’s got it all.Visit Plas Heli


Discover more about the museum without walls in Llŷn. Follow a digital trail, find a local event or discover somewhere to visit.

Visit the Ecoamgueddfa website

View of Powis Castle, perched above its terraced gardens, Powys, Wales, in autumn.

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Delightful manor house with ornamental garden and wonderful views. | Maenordy hyfryd gyda gardd addurniadol a golygfeydd bendigedig.

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