Visit Llandwrog and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Llandwrog, Gwynedd, lies on the road from Pwllheli about 4 miles before it reaches Caernarfon. It is an ancient site: but its original church has vanished under the rebuilding undertaken at great expense in recent years. Twrog must have been the saint who first settled in the district to leave his name upon the place; but it is the same name as that associated at Maentwrog with a giant who threw into that valley the “maen” (stone) still bearing his finger-marks. But the Twrog of this tale is said to have died about A.D. 610; and the title of Cawr (Giant) was in fact applied in those days to men of outstanding significance. Llandwrog is of great interest to the historian and those who care to see for themselves traces of the generations who founded our civilization.
Perhaps 1 mile from Llandwrog, set on a mound by the sea-strand, is Dinas Dinlie. Its name of Fort keeps alive the importance it had for those who built its double rampart. For here ended the great Roman road from London called Watling Street, and its stony surface can still be followed as it runs to the coastguard point on the shore. It is a road of first importance for the strategic control of Britain; and the early medieval legend that it was a construction due to mythical sons of a Waethel overlooked the fact that it was a Roman work, perhaps on even earlier foundations, and that its name seems to have been British. The road of the Wyddel the road towards the West and Ireland — is its correct derivation. That it remained of first importance in the sub-Roman period is suggested by its association with one of the three Merlins or commanders whom Gerald de Barn names. A causeway connected Dinas Dinile with the Caernarfon that the Romans knew as Segontium; a little below Llandwrog on the straight road that runs along the coast stands a “maen llwyd” (grey stone) such as was used on the old routes to mark the mileage and serve as a direction-post. Inland, between Pontlyfni and Llanllyfni, rises a hill-fort, Craig y Dinas, and further towards Nantile lake at the end of a farm-track is another, Caer Engan. Dinas Dinlle is now a seaside resort.
Nearby towns: Caernarfon, Nefyn, Porthmadog, Pwllheli
Nearby villages: Aberffraw, Beddgelert, Betws Garmon, Bodorgan, Bryncir, Clynnog Fawr, Cwm-y-Glo, Dinorwic, Dwyran, Dyffryn, Gaerwen, Garndolbenmaen, Groeslon, Gwydir, Gyrngoch, Llanaelhaern, Llanaelhaiarn, Llanberis, Llandegai, Llanedwen, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Llangadwaladr, Llangybi, Llanllyfni, Llanrug, Llanwnda, Llithfaen, Nantlle, Newborough, Penygroes, Pistyll, Pontllyfni, Trefor, Tregarth, Tremadog, Waenfawr, Waunfawr
Have you decided to visit Llandwrog or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Llandwrog bed and breakfast (a Llandwrog B&B or Llandwrog b and b)
- a Llandwrog guesthouse
- a Llandwrog hotel (or motel)
- a Llandwrog self-catering establishment, or
- other Llandwrog accommodation