Ysbyty Ifan is a small village in the county of Conwy, North Wales. The village is an unspoilt, picturesque village and has been described as one of the most historical places in North Wales.
St John's Church, Ysbyty Ifan, is an historic and beautiful church, which stands on the site of an earlier church and very near to the place where the ancient hospice of the Knights of St John was built. The Hospice is believed to have been founded about the year 1190 as a result of an endowment to the Knights of St John of the Manor of Dolgynwal, and gifts of land by Ifan ap Rhys of Tre Brys. It also became a place of Sanctuary.
The present church was partly rebuilt between 1790 - 1791. It was taken down in 1858, and the present church was opened in 1861.
With its old water mill and smithy, this location is perfect for visiting the major attractions and sites that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer. There are many walks meandering in and around the village including walks past the River Conwy, which runs through the village, and also down to Pistyll y Pandy Falls. A short drive away is Bala Lake, famed for watersports, Betws-y-Coed with its waterfalls and delightful shops, the historic Conwy Castle and to the west the beaches of the Lleyn Peninsula.