village of Llanbedrog welcomes you to have a happy holiday in our midst.
We hope you enjoy the area, its beauty and tranquillity and will have
fond memories for the future.
Mae pentref Llanbedrog yn eich croesawu i dreulio gwyliau hapus yn ein
plith. Gobeithiwn y mwynhewch yr ardal, ei harddwch a'i distawrwydd ac
y bydd gennych gofion cynnes i'r dyfodol.
We now have a www.llanbedrog.info car or window sticker available to advertise our village and its businesses. If you would like a free sticker please contact us or sending us a stamped self addressed envelope and we will send you one or two.
Llanbedrog Information web site has been set up to show you what we have to offer in our wonderful friendly village, it has lists and links for all the local providers to Llanbedrog, Abersoch and Pwllheli of accommodation providers (Bed and Breakfasts, Self-catering holiday cottages, Caravan and Camping sites), Pubs and Restaurants around us and Abersoch, Information on the Beaches, Activities to plan your holiday, Walks and Coastal Path walk information, Village history, Transport, Taxis, Estate Agents, local Councilor, in fact a wealth of useful information in fact we like to call it "All you need to know about Llanbedrog" or "Rydym yn ❤️ Llanbedrog / We ❤️ Llanbedrog". We have spent well over a decade compiling the information here and continually strive to keep the information up to dat, so we sincerely hope you find it as useful as we do! Enjoy all Llanbedrog, Abersoch and Pwllheli have to offer.
The village gets its name because of the establishment of the Church, which is attributed to St Pedrog who
lived in the 6th century. Llanbedrog is one of the key centres of the
unique Pen Llŷn Peninsula, a semi paradise tucked away beyond the mighty
mountains of Snowdonia. It is especially renowned for its sheltered sandy
beach (the most sheltered in North Wales) nestling under a steep rocky
headland covered with picturesque heather and fringed by pine trees. The
breathtaking beauty of the approach road has probably been painted and
photographed more often than any area in this peninsula of unforgettable
Whilst the beach is a mecca to thousands
of holidaymakers annually, the parish itself has many other facilities
to offer. These include sea and river fishing, sailing and boating and
Glynllifon - 1960's - Llanbedrog to Abersoch Road
Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Arts Centre in Llanbedrog, is Wales' oldest gallery, is a magnificent Grade II* Listed Victorian Gothic Mansion, overlooking Cardigan Bay and the mountains of Snowdonia. The Gallery has full access for the disabled and is a non-smoking establishment. It also offers information on types of crafts and goods FOR SALE, stocks art materials in the shop, provides information on the Art Collector Plan - interest free finance, the Gallery can also be used as a wedding venue, it hires rooms for business meetings or family functions and a Coffee bar well worth a visit and one of the crown jewels of our village. It also has a Self Catering Holiday Apartment (see our Self Catering Holiday Cottages page).
For those who enjoy walking there is
an abundant choice but unquestionably the most stunning spectacle of all
is the panoramic view from the top of the local mountain, Mynydd
Tir y Cwmwd, Llanbedrog Headland, where you can see the new "Iron
Man" placed in position in 2003.
It is also noteworthy that Llanbedrog
used to be the only village in Pen Llŷn Peninsula which could boast of so many modern
facilities · these included a doctor, chemist, district nurse,
police station, sauna baths, hotels, garages, shops, post office, 'Old
Tyme' dances, church, chapels, school and even a cemetery. The old church
cemetery goes back 300 years and is well worth a visit. Sadly many of
these facilities (such as the police station, sauna baths, hotels, shops,
old tyme dances) have vanished but the history lives on.
The climate is also worthy of special
mention. This is mainly because the peninsula resembles an island, being
engulfed on three sides by the sea, and it is also situated on the edge
of the Gulf Stream. The exceptionally sheltered position of Llanbedrog
gives it the best of both worlds.
The hinterland of Pen Llŷn Peninsula is a district
rich in historical associations and legends, with scenery that is unparalleled
in the whole of the British Isles, scenery that will live vividly in the
memory of the thousands that visit it annually. Indeed Pen Llŷn Peninsula, where the
Welsh language is predominant, has a "foreign" atmosphere, which
may be enjoyed without the expense and inconvenience of going abroad.
Pwllheli is recognized as the capital
of Pen Llŷn Peninsula, and the town centre becomes the area's focal point with its
bustling open air market held on "Y Maes" with its numerous
stalls, every Wednesday. The crest of Pwllheli, an elephant and castle,
has close links with the Black Prince and a Spanish Princess, the Infanta
of Castille. It also boasts a new Marina the largest in North Wales and
home to Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club (CHPSC) based at Plas Heli. Nearby Abersoch is the largest yachting centre in Wales and the
South Caernarfonshire Yachting Club (SCYC) based there, is one of the leading
clubs in the country. The feats of its racing yachts are renowned country
wide today and in the past.
At Llanengan Church the rich covered
oak screen is considered to be one of the oldest in Wales. The church
was founded by Einon, King of Llŷn, in the sixth century.
Aberdaron, the land's end of the Pen Llŷn Peninsula,
is further from a railway station than anywhere in England and Wales and
is the jumping off stage for Bardsey Island where 20,000 saints are reputed
to be buried. The last "King" died in 1926 and in olden times
one pilgrimage to Bardsey was considered equal to three pilgrimages to
Rome. Nearby is the Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) Beach which whistles when walked upon
when there is bright sunshine. The whistling is due to small particles
of sand of peculiar shape and there is only one other beach like it in
On the other coastline is Nefyn, made
one of the Royal Boroughs of Wales by the Black Prince in 1355, and it
is historically interesting as the spot on which in 1284 Edward I held
a grand triumphal procession in which tournaments played a leading part.
The Porthdinllaen lifeboat is one of the most modern in the British Isles.
Chapters of history have been written
about Nant Gwrtheyrn, or Vortigern's Valley, situated on the Northern
Coastline. The famous "cork screw" road leading to it has been
the testing ground for internationally famous motor firms. The fabulous
Castle Gwrtheyrn was destroyed by a fire from heaven, according to legend.
This former quarrying village and home of Canolfan Iaith Genedlaethol
Nant Gwrtheyrn - is now the National Language Centre for Wales. The centre
is the only full-time residential Welsh language teaching centre open
in Wales and is open all year. Hundreds of visitors visit the centre to
enjoy its unique atmosphere. Click for the Nant Gwrtheyrn Web site or Learn Welsh on the left.
Llanbedrog and its hinterland may not
be a fantastic world of garish colours and bright lights, but it is for
the holidaymaker a haven of peacefulness and a retreat from the hurly
burly of modern existence. The village has twice won the Best Kept Village
competition, as far back as 1961 and again in 1977. Here, in this jewel
on the coast of Cardigan Bay, the tourist will find a very warm and very
sincere welcome. It is a tradition of which the inhabitants are proud
and has been maintained throughout the years.
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