YOUR COUNTRY HIDEAWAY IN NORTH WALES
Local attractions to mention a few include Bodnant Gardens, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, the Great Orme Country Park and the woollen mill at Trefriw. The Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno is a short distance away with its pier, promenade and theatre, and the stunning Snowdonia National Park is magnificent, a mere forty-five-minute drive.
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Plas Newydd Park is close to the small village of Rhyd y Foel, Llanddulas and Llysfaen.
Rhyd y Foel
Rhyd y Foel is a small village close to the North Coast of Wales, and located within the area of Rhos, in the beautiful Conwy County.
The interesting name that Rhyd y Foel possesses comes from the name of the old ford (The Welsh for ford is ‘Rhyd’), which goes over the river Dulas.
The scenic and quiet village sits at the foot of the western slopes of Pen y Corddyn Mawr. In ancient times this was the site of an iron age hillfort on the River Dulas and it’s just about a mile south of the neighbouring village of Llanddulas,
Before its iron age prominence, it was previously a Roman settlement, as archaeological findings such as a roman javelin have been unearthed.
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Llanddulas is a village in the Conwy County, it lies at the foot of the limestone precipice of Cefn yr Ogof. The hill is home to some sizable caves, and therefore has harboured a series of legends of the mountain. The Llanddulas area extends down to coast, where there is a small rocky and sandy beach. The quarrying of limestones was the main industry of the area, with stone being crushed before being transported to the long jetty which extends out into the ocean, ready for shipping.
A nearby point of interest is a Gwrych Castle, a Grade I listed 19th century country house, which was built to resemble a castle. This has been a site of prominence, and a popular area for re-enactments. This was also famously the setting for the 1996 medieval sword and sorcery movie ‘Prince Valiant’.
After falling into disrepair, the castle was well restored to its current state and is now a very popular tourist destination. ‘Gwrych Castle and Gardens’.
Nearby, Llysfaen is a small village in the borough of Conwy County, which overlooks the North Coast of Wales. It takes its name from the Welsh for ‘Stone court’ and is situated on the raised area of Mynydd Marian.
Mynydd Marian is made from limestone and covered in swathes of emerald grass a fantastic location to live, as it boasts some breath-taking views of the surrounding area and over the ocean.
St Cynfran’s Church is believed to have been constructed in 777, however over the centuries it has been rebuilt many a time however the latest twin naval incarnation is thought to have been erected in 1377.