Although small in size, Llanystumdwy has a wealth of culture, from artists such as Elis Gwyn Jones and Jonah Jones (the renowned sculptor and engraver) to writers and poets, such as the playwright Wil Sam Jones and the former Archdruid, WRP George.
Even today, Llanystumdwy is home to many writers and artists; travel writer Jan Morris and the award-winning poet or Prifardd Twm Morys live a stone’s throw from Tŷ Newydd.
The community is an active one, often organising their next event at the Village Hall. Tafarn y Plu (The Feathers Pub) lives at the heart of the village. Pop in for a swift half or a refreshing long-drawn pint and be greeted by landlords Ian and Cath, and the locals all sharing their conversations around an open fire in what must be the cosiest pub in Wales.
In Llanystumdwy, 77% of the local population speak Welsh as their first language and is their daily means of socialising and communication. During your stay, you will be sure to see and hear Welsh around you, from the collection of famous Welsh poems on the walls, to a lively chat with the local postman.
Further afield is Cricieth, a beautiful seaside town boasting panoramic views of the Cardigan Bay coastline and the impressive mountains beyond Porthmadog. There really is so much to explore during your stay. This area is rich in Welsh history, nature and culture: from the legendary strongholds of the medieval kings at nearby towns to the leafy Lôn Goed (Wood Lane) which has inspired so much local poetry.
There will be a welcome pack in your room with a detailed description of things to do in the local area.