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Visiting Snowdonia

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Yr Ysgwrn

Yr Ysgwrn is not your typical Welsh farmhouse. the history and symbolism that the place represents is one of the main reasons the Snowdonia National Park Authority bought it in March 2012.

The home 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.

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The entrance up to Yr Ysgwrn (© SNPA)

By protecting and enhancing the site the Authority aims to share the story of Hedd Wyn and the universal messages of Yr Ysgwrn to all who visit. We focus on the following themes to enhance the visitor experience and understanding:

  • 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

The location is peaceful, set in a landscape of moving grandeur and beauty, and we can offer opportunities for peaceful reflection at Yr Ysgwrn and promote it as a place of tranquility.


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.

Entrance Fee

Yr Ysgwrn can cater for individuals and groups; full price list.

Opening Times

Full opening times can be found on Yr Ysgwrn website.


Telephone: 01766 772508