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Villages of Hiraethog

Villages of Hiraethog

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Llanrhaeadr

The picturesque, little village of Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch has been a settlement since at least the sixth century, when St Dyfnog set up the church next to the holy well. The modern translation of the village name means ‘church waterfall’ (‘llan’ meaning church and ‘rhaeadr’ meaning waterfall). However, originally the village name would most likely have been translated as 'the enclosure of the waterfall (or cascade) in the district of Cinmeirch'. The church tower dates from the 13th century but the doubled aisled body of the church was a 15th century addition.

Visitors can also see the holy well a short walk behind the graveyard and view the Jesse Window, which depicts the descent of Christ from Jesse, father of King David. The window dates from 1533, and is one North Wales' most precious medieval treasures.

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GYG Karting

GYG Karting

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GYG is an 1100m Karting Circuit, one of the biggest karting circuits in the UK.

Clocaenog Forest, Conwy

Clocaenog Forest

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Clocaenog Forest lies at the heart of the Mynydd Hiraethog and covers 6000 hectares...

Quest Adventure Race, Betws-y-Coed

Quest Adventure Race, Betws-y-Coed

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Embark on a physically gruelling journey and be part of the Quest Betws-y-Coed...

Sailing Open Day at Llyn Brenig

Sailing Open Day at Llyn Brenig

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Open Day at Llyn Brenig Sailing Club on May Bank Holiday. Just turn up and try...

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