Place:Llanystumdwy, Caernarvonshire, Wales

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NameLlanystumdwy
TypeVillage
Located inCaernarvonshire, Wales
Also located inGwynedd, Wales    
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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, and is located at the point where the A497 between Criccieth to the east, and Pwllheli to the west, crosses the Afon Dwyfor.

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.


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. There is also a museum of Lloyd George memorabilia 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.

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