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 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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  • Yes it is true that there is no cafe, yes the drive to the house is down a long single track lane which can be 'interesting' to navigate and yes it is quite a small property but put this property righ...  more »
  • We had wanted to visit Ty Mawr Wybrnant for a number of years and have finally managed to do so. What a wonderful place this is, a real hidden gem in a stunning location. The guide was brilliant and b...  more »
  • Our children were genuinely spellbound as the guide transported them back to the Tudor times with the most engaging visit to a NT property I have ever enjoyed. The guide was so enthusiastic and inform...  more »
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  • Excellent walk around - didn't go in the actual house because it wasnt clear if it was actually free for NT members. Be very careful on the drive in as the sat nav will take you through very difficult roads. Best to approach via Penmachno.
  • Really interesting place. The tour guide Wil is truly excellent. Without his enthusiasm this place would not be as interesting. Don't use bottom road, come through Penmachno and use the road through the forestry. The nature trail is a great walk on the tracks behind the cottage and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Top attraction even if only to meet the tour guide.
  • Beautiful property with such an important history! The guide who shows you around is such a nice gentleman and knows everything there is to know about this place!
  • A delightful reminder of a key element of Welsh history: the translation of the Bible into Welsh in 1588. On the right day, the setting is picturesque and tranquil.
  • Picturesque and peaceful spot. The house itself and the exhibition are small and don't take long to look round but the staff are very helpful, and a great spot for a picnic.
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