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Yr Ysgwrn

Trawsfynydd, Llan Ffestiniog LL41 4UW, Wales
+44 1766 772508
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Welcoming and informative

Definitely phone in advance if you can, even in low season. We were given a very warm welcome by... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2017
S J
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Criccieth, United Kingdom
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Excellent

Went here with a group of fellow Welsh learners. Staff were very friendly and the day was very well... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
ladyrose983
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Widnes
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Yr Ysgwrn is a traditional Welsh farmhouse and Grade II* listed building, dating from the 1830s, which came to international recognition in 1917, as the home of the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans, better known by his bardic name, Hedd Wyn ('Blessed Peace'). On March 1st, 2012, Snowdonia National Park Authority and its partners announced that they had secured Yr Ysgwrn for the nation.
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Trawsfynydd, Llan Ffestiniog LL41 4UW, Wales
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Definitely phone in advance if you can, even in low season. We were given a very warm welcome by volunteers and staff, and learned a lot about Hedd Wyn, the family and local area. A fascinating place to visit in the midst of stunning scenery....More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went here with a group of fellow Welsh learners. Staff were very friendly and the day was very well organised. The introductory talk with tea, coffee and cake was well presented and very informative.A tour of the house followed and again we learnt a lot....More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We called in on Yr Ysgwrn on a Friday afternoon in mid October to be told that they were full, not to be discouraged we booked a tour for the following day. To make sure you are not disappointed book in advance. On our return...More

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YrYsgwrn, Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Many, many thanks for your kind words - we're thrilled that you enjoyed your visit and sincerely hope that you will visit us again in future. Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Hedd Wyn or Elis Evans is a cultural Welsh icon and Snowdonia National Park Authority has done a fantastic job in restoring his former home in Trawsfynnydd. The location is truly stunning and a must see if in North Wales.

Thank Carole S
YrYsgwrn, Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

It's great to hear such positive feedback and we're very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We hope that you will re-visit if you return to the area.

Reviewed 12 October 2017

I'd never visited before, but it's been on my list of places for ever. I loved it, it was humbling, with sympathetic interpretation throughout. I absolutely recommend that everyone visits it. Da iawn bawb sydd wedi bod yn rhan o'r tim i ddatblygu a gwarchod...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Highly recommended. Set in beautiful scenery, good amenities as regards parking and cafe. Bilingual presentation which was understandable in this part of Wales where Welsh may be the first medium of expression. Obviously a lot of thought has been put into the exhibition, our guide...More

Thank Paul S
YrYsgwrn, Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Many thanks for visiting for us and for your kind words - it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Diolch yn fawr.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

We had always thought of visiting Yr Ysgwrn when driving through Trawsfynydd but felt awkward about just dropping in on Gerald. However since the Snowdonia National Park bought Yr Ysgwrn it is far more accessible. We visited it in August on our return journey from...More

Thank Malcolm M
YrYsgwrn, Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Many thanks for your kind words and thanks for visiting - we're thrilled that you were able to visit! Diolch yn fawr iawn.

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Exceptionally well done recreation of rural Welsh home/culture/history at the time of the first world war and a paeon for that generation of young men lost, in the person of Hedd Wyn, the Shepherd poet conscripted and died of wounds after only seven weeks at...More

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YrYsgwrn, Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Yr Ysgwrn - many thanks for making the journey and for your kind review. Diolch yn fawr iawn!

Reviewed 25 September 2017

My wife and I wondered what this place might be like. It was shown no more than a 'farmhouse' on our map. When we went in mid-September we were in for the most incredible surprise. Yr Ysgwrn is a wonderful experience; a Welsh-English bilingual tour...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 16 September 2017

When you see the brown signs for Yr Ysgwrn near places like Portmeirion it would be easy to give this place a miss and completely ignore it if you're not Welsh or from the Welsh speaking community that's closely affiliated with the National Eisteddfod. I...More

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