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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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  • On a simply gorgeous day (4th April 2017) i decided to revisit a National Trust Property that i had not been to for well over twenty years. Ty Mawr, or Large House in English, was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, the first person to translate the Bible into the Welsh language. My only criticism, is that the National trust have not posted the opening times for the property, because the very narrow road into the heart of the valley, is extremely narrow and if one faces on coming traffic, reversing is very challenging. The property is in a delightful valley, in the wilds of Snowdonia, and is in beautiful condition, but the period herb garden looked unloved, and in need of care. The roads in and around Penmachno are very narrow, and the journey to the property is quite challenging, and as its only open from Thursday to Sunday, plan your visit carefully, and hope for a quiet day.
  • Brilliant and the guide who lives in the adjacent house was excellent very engaging and our children were very interested with his knowledge.
  • Intresting.Very knowlegable staff
  • 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

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