Llanystumdwy is a small village in Gwynedd, North Wales. It is most notable as the village where David Lloyd George lived as a boy until he was 16. His grave is located in woodland on the outskirts of the village. But who the heck is David Lloyd George You may be asking. Have you never heard the song "Lloyd George knew my father, father knew Lloyd George ...Lloyd George knew my father ... father knew Lloyd George".
Well its that Lloyd George. (He was a bit of a womaniser and the song was a polite way of pointing it out.) Oh and by the way he was also the British Prime Minister at the head of a wartime coalition government between the years 1916-1922 and was the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1926-1931.
Llanystumdwy is located in Eifionydd, an agricultural, predominantly Welsh speaking area of the county of Gwynedd. There are many fine houses and places to visit in the village, including Lloyd George's residence and the Lloyd George Museum. The Llyn Coastal Path passes through the village, and if you should have developed a thirst on your travels why not stop in for a pint of real ale in the Tafarn Y Plu, (English: the Feathers Inn), and enjoy a traditional warm Welsh welcome in this Grade II listed inn. Or choose a meal as you sip your pint of Welsh real ale. The pub is just across the road from the Lloyd George Museum. And, if the Llyn Coastal Path has not tired you out, there is a myriad of easy-to-tackle walks that criss-cross the landscape around Llanystumdwy.
Sat on the southern coast of the Llyn Peninsula and just 2 miles and 8 miles from the seaside resorts of Criccieth and Pwllheli respectively, the village of Llanystumdwy has something for everyone. There are several fantastic beaches nearby including the two Criccieth beaches and the wide expanses of Black Rock Sands beach.
Other attractions and activities nearby include the Dragon Raiders Paintball activity ground; the enjoyable Rabbit Farm which is open to all members of the public; Criccieth Castle; and many other activities involving walking, sailing and fishing. Llanystumdwy has plenty of local amenities, including the pub, general store, and for accommodation options, there is a hotel, several holiday cottages and a number of camping sites surrounding the village. Although the village is small, the abundance of activities certainly makes up for it…