Local history group visits Tŷ Hyll

Local history group visits Tŷ Hyll

Last Monday a group of 20 visited the house and gardens of Tŷ Hyll as part of a local history project.

The group learnt about the medieval cottage’s contested origins, its previous owners and the different theories as to why it’s called the ‘Ugly House’ or ‘Tŷ Hyll’ in Welsh.

“A real treat”

After a circular walk in the four acres of ancient woodland and wildlife garden, the group enjoyed tea and cake in the tearoom where members of the Snowdonia Society received their 20% off!

The Snowdonia Society would like to thank group leader Margaret Dunn for organising the visit and for the project’s donation towards the work of the Snowdonia Society.

The mystery of Tŷ Hyll continues…

Soon after the group’s visit the Snowdonia Society office received a phone call from a Betws-y-coed local whose great-grandfather had built a shelter where Tŷ Hyll currently stands. This information sheds light on what has been established about the cottage’s history and will feature in the new guidebook which will be on sale by the end of the year through the Snowdonia Society.

Click here to buy seeds from native wildflowers and cultivated varieties specially chosen to attract honeybees and other pollinators, hand-collected by Tŷ Hyll volunteers.

Click here to join the Snowdonia Society and to benefit from discounts at Tŷ Hyll and many other local businesses.

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