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Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno

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Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant is a house located in the Wybrnant Valley, in the community of Bro Machno, near Betws-y-Coed in Conwy County Borough, North Wales. It was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, first translator of the whole Bible into Welsh.Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant is owned by the National Trust and has been sensitively restored to its probable 16th-century appearance. Despite its name (Tŷ Mawr, "Big House") it is very small by today's standards, but it houses some old furniture and a collection of Welsh Bibles, including William Morgan's Bible of 1588. There are also other Bibles in many other languages, donated by visitors to the house from around the world.The house is most easily reached from the village of Penmachno, 4 miles from Betws-y-coed, but can also be reached from the A470 between Betws-y-coed and Dolwyddelan.The Afon Wybrnant is the stream near which the house is located, and its name is usually appended to the house's name to distinguish it from other Tŷ Mawrs. The origins of the name Wybrnant are not wholly known. Although nant denotes a small stream and wybr is an old word for sky or cloud, some would have it that the word is derived from a corruption of gwiber, meaning "adder" or "viper". According to legend, long ago a gwiber was a huge flying snake, and one lived in this valley.
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  • Very interesting visit made super special by the informative and interesting talk provided by Will who was the National Trust representative there. He was entertaining and incredibly knowledgable we l...  more »
  • A group of four friends visited this National Trust property. The building was fascinating but the highlight was the caretaker, Will, telling the most wonderful story of historical living conditions i...  more »
  • After driving through really fabulous scenery we came to Ty Mawr which is a really adorable rustic stone house in the middle of nowhere. Our guide is a most amusing man who told us the stories of the ...  more »
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  • An absolutely fascinating history enhanced by the guardians engagement of our children and involvement in the story. Stunning location and enough to keep the boys occupied for an hour or two!
  • Absolutely fantastic, and the knowledgeable "guardian" was an added bonus - we had a great day out. Being out of the way meant we avoided the crowds and had time to really take in the environment His knowledge, tale telling and more importantly his desire to pass it on made for a wonderful experience cheers
  • A very historic and interesting place. Well worth a visit
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