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Aberffraw

Aberffraw

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Aberffraw is a small village near the west coast of the Isle of Anglesey, south-east of Rhosneigr.

In the early Middle Ages Aberffraw was the capital of the Kingdom of Gwynedd from 860 until 1170 AD. Under the eponymous Aberffraw Dynasty it came to be the most important political centre in medieval Wales. The Llys remained the symbolic throne of the Kings of Gwynedd from the 9th to the 13th century.

Attractions near Aberffraw village include Llyn Coron, Barclodiad y Gawres, a Neolithic burial chamber and the island of Cribinau with the 7th century church of Saint Cwyfan perched on top which still holds services in the summer. St Beuno's Church in Aberffraw, dates from the 12th century and is a Grade II listed building.

The village has a sandy beach and is on the Anglesey Coastal Path. Just north of the village is Trac Môn (Anglesey Circuit), a motor racing circuit that plays host to a variety of motorsport events, including rallycross.

Contact

Caernarfon Tourist Information Centre

Address

Aberffraw,
Isle of Anglesey,
LL63 5BX

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 355689  Lat: 53.19219 Long: -4.46372

A55 Junction 5 and A4080 signed for Aberffraw.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Bodorgan station