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Yr Ysgrwn

Yr Ysgrwn


Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. The location is peaceful, set in a landscape of moving grandeur and beauty, offering opportunities for peaceful reflection - a place of tranquility. By protecting and enhancing the site the aim is to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit.

The history and symbolism that the place represents reflects a period of social, cultural and agricultural history at the turn of the 20th century. Hedd Wyn's life and death are representative of an entire generation of young men from Wales, Britain and Europe, who gave the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War.

The new visitor attraction opened in summer 2017 and the focus is on:

The life and poetic legacy of Hedd Wyn
The First World War and its context
The bardic tradition and the Welsh language and culture
The social history of rural Wales at the turn of the C20
Agricultural heritage and sustainable land use

Opening Details

Open all the time

1st November - 20th December 2017:
Open Thursday/Friday/Saturday 11 am - 3pm
Closed - Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday

Closed: 21st December 2017 - 31st January 2018

Guided Tours: Please phone beforehand to book guided tours.


Adult: £5.75
Concessions (over 65's and Students): £4.50
Children(under 16's): £3.00
Family Ticket: (2 adults + 2 children) £15.00

Group Visit Prices (10 or more individuals)
Package 1:
Admission to the farmhouse: 10% off admission price per person

Package 2:
Admission to the farmhouse / Tea/coffee and cake: £7 per person

Package 3:
Guided tour / Admission to the farmhouse /Tea/coffee and cake: £10 per person


Mrs S Griffiths

01766 772508


LL41 4UW



Plan route to Yr Ysgwrn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 723346  Lat: 52.89421 Long: -3.89934

Yr Ysgwrn is located a mile to the east of Trawsfynydd off the A470. When travelling north, turn to your right directly opposite the first turning into Trawsfynydd and continue for about a mile before reaching Yr Ysgwrn's sign. Be wary of farm traffic and oncoming vehicles. You might have to use the passing places along the lane. Go through the gate for approximately 300m until you reach the car park on your left.

By Public Transport:
Nearest Bus Stop: Trawsfynydd (1 mile away)
Nearest Train Station:Blaenau Ffestiniog (10 miles away)
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