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The village of Llanystumdwy

Llanystumdwy is a small village in Eifionydd on the edge of the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty where stunning coastal and mountain views are forever present. The village, on the banks ofn Afon Dwyfor, is located on the A497 between the towns of Criccieth (to the east) and Pwllheli (to the west).

It is most notable as the village where David Lloyd George, one of the better known British Prime Ministers lived as a boy until he was 16, and where he picked up his political nous and hatred for the land-owning aristocracy from his laypreacher uncle. His grave is located in woodland on the outskirts of the village, designed by architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame. Indeed, Sir Clough Williams–Ellis' architectural inflence is to be seen throughout the village (Capel Moriah Chapel, the Museum gates and the Library window at Ty Newydd). Above Lloyd George's grave is a poem by Lloyd George's nephew Dr William George, a former Archdruid of Wales. The museum of Lloyd George memorabilia is in the centre of the village. His last home, Ty Newydd is The National Writers' Centre for Wales.

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Lloyd George's boyhood home

Lloyd George's boyhood home and his riverside grave

The village of stone houses is largely an architectural conservation area that has several listed buildings, including Lloyd George's residence, the local inn Tafarn y Plu (also known in English as "The Feathers"), and a house opposite believed to be as old as two hundred and seventy years. The village is located in Eifionydd, an agricultural, predominantly Welsh speaking area of the county of Gwynedd.

Tafarn Y Plu and an old cottage in the village centre

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