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Llanystumdwy is located in Gwynedd
 Llanystumdwy shown within Gwynedd
Population 2,080 (2011)
OS grid reference SH473385
Community Llanystumdwy
Principal area Gwynedd
Ceremonial county Gwynedd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LL52
Dialling code 01766
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Welsh Assembly Dwyfor Meirionnydd
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Coordinates: 52°55′19″N 4°16′16″W / 52.922°N 4.271°W / 52.922; -4.271

Llanystumdwy is a village and community on the Llŷn Peninsula of Gwynedd in Wales, although it is not regarded as being part of Llŷn, but belonging instead to the local region of Eifionydd.


It has a population of 1,949,[1] increasing to 2,080 at the 2011 census,[2] and is located at the point where the A497 between Criccieth to the east, and Pwllheli to the west, crosses the Afon Dwyfor.

Grave of David Lloyd George

The village is where David Lloyd George, the former British Prime Minister, lived 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 in the village was designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis (who also designed the village chapel, Capel Moreia) and inscribed by Welsh artist Jonah Jones with a poem by Lloyd George's nephew Dr William George, a former Archdruid of Wales. The Lloyd George Museum is also in the village.

The headquarters of Cadwalader's Ice Cream are located in the village at Parc Amaeth.

The village football team C.P.D Llanystumdwy FC play in the Gwynedd League.

The historical pub 'The Feathers' annually hosts the final for the 'Dirtiest Limerick in Wales' since 2002, with such previous winners as Ross Noble and Griff Rhys Jones taking the top prize.

Notable buildings[edit]

The village of stone houses is largely an architectural conservation area that has several listed buildings, including Lloyd George's residences (Tŷ Newydd and Highgate), and the local inn, Tafarn y Plu (also known in English as "The Feathers").

The Moriah Methodist Chapel is also a grade II* listed building.[3]

The Bont Fechan three-arched bridge (over the Afon Dwyfor) in the centre of the village dates from the late 17th or early 18th century and is Grade II listed.[4]


  1. ^ Census 2001
  2. ^ "Community and Ward population 2011". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Moriah Methodist Chapel, Llanystumdwy". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bont Fechan, Llanystumdwy". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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