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Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmachno

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • As i have been studying welsh for many years and married to a Welsh man. I was interested to see this place once i joined the National Trust. Last weekend was Drws Agored/Open Doors. So we chose to co...  read more »
  • A delightful little cottage set in beautiful surroundings, so peaceful. We visited with our dog on Friday and had a wonderful reception. The Guide was so good and friendly. He knew so much about the h...  read more »
  • Found this by accident and what a treat. Such a lovely spot and curator told us about all the history of the house and the bibles upstairs. 
  • 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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  • Love this place, so peaceful.
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