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Pen y Bryn, known as Garth Celyn, the legendary palace of the Welsh Princes, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, and Llywelyn ap Gruffydd during those turbulent years in the 13th century when Wales was fighting to secure it's independence from the English. Why was such an important building overlooked? Well if truth be told the historians got it wrong. When Edward 1 conquered Wales in 1282 the English King set about the rewriting of the history books and Garth Celyn, in the settlement of Aber-Garth-Celyn, the home of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, Prince of Wales and Lord of Snowdon was to be expunged from the records. Garth Celyn was never used in any document of the English administration. The settlement of Aber-Garth-Celyn became simply Aber (later Aber-Gwyn-Gregyn, 'Estuary of the White Shells')and Garth Celyn was renamed Pen-y-Bryn .............
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