Bryn Gwynant Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
At the heart of 40 acres of woodland and gardens stands a 2-storey Victorian mansion. Built of local slate, the house bristles with gables and is nicely decorated with bargeboards. Other traditional Victorian features include ashlar window dressings and a verandah with good garden views.
The gardens surrounding the mansion were laid out on a steeply sloping site. A long drive leads to the house, and is profusely planted with trees. Near the house is a small ornamental garden, a kitchen garden, an orchard, and a terrace offering excellent views over Llyn Gwynant below. The extensive woodland has a good range of trees, and you can see remains of a Japanese garden planted in the mid-19th century.
The house is now used as a youth hostel under the auspices of the YHA, and is popular as a spot to start a walk to Mount Snowdon. The gardens are not generally open to the public but the hostel probably won't mind if you want to take a look around (ask nicely!).
About Bryn Gwynant Gardens
Address: Nantgwynant, Snowdonia, Gwynedd, Wales, LL55 4NP
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: On the A498, 1 mile north east of Nantgwynant, and 8 miles west of Capel Curig
Website: Bryn Gwynant Gardens
Photo Credit: Peter, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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