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Main street in 2007
St Deiniol's Church

Llanuwchllyn is a village and community in Gwynedd, Wales, near the southern end of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid). Its population according to the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 834,[1] of whom about 81% were Welsh-speaking.[2]

The parish church of St Deiniol is a grade II* listed building. [3]

Llanuwchllyn railway station is the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway, centred on the former Great Western Railway station on the standard-gauge line from Ruabon to Barmouth.

The village was the birthplace of Welsh language author and educationalist Owen Morgan Edwards.

Caer gai, a Roman fort near Llanuwchllyn, was traditionally known as the home of Cei, the character in the Arthurian legend known in English as Sir Kay. Poets of the 15th century recorded a story, ultimately deriving from the Prose Merlin included in the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, that King Arthur and Cei were brought up at Caer-gai as foster brothers.[4] Caer gai is also grade II* listed. [5]


  1. ^ Llanuwchllyn Census 2001 National Office of Statistics
  2. ^ Welsh-speaking statistics Welsh Language Board
  3. ^ "Parish Church of St Deiniol, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Bromwich, p. 311.
  5. ^ "Caer Gai, including adjoining forecourt walls to the NE, Llanuwchllyn". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 


Coordinates: 52°51.3′N 3°40′W / 52.8550°N 3.667°W / 52.8550; -3.667