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Yr Ysgwrn

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Inspiring and moving

The farmhouse has been beautifully restored to how it was in 1917. The hourly guided tour is... read more

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Gail W
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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Wish I could give more than 5 stars

A visit here is worth so much more than the minimal entry price - lets be honest this costs less... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Samtan1971
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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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Yr Ysgwrn is a traditional Welsh farmhouse and Grade II* listed building, dating from the 1830s, which came to international recognition in 1917, as the home of the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans, better known by his bardic name, Hedd Wyn ('Blessed...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The farmhouse has been beautifully restored to how it was in 1917. The hourly guided tour is excellent and would need to be pre booked at busy times. I think it is wheelchair friendly but best to check before visit. Single track lane, car park,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit here is worth so much more than the minimal entry price - lets be honest this costs less than a Starbucks and leave you feeling a lot more satisfied! It is such an amazing place with amazing people can’t reccomend enough. Visited late...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The nephew of the bard Hedd Wyn promised his grandmother to 'keep the door open ' to visitors to perpetuate the story of the poet's life and tragic death. This has certainly been done by everyone involved in the museum and we found it a...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yr Ysgwrn is a wonderfully inspiring place to visit. First of all the visit to the farmhouse, which is so lovingly restored in every detail. And those Bardic chairs are fabulous......... Then to the fantastic visitor centre nearby, that the Snowdonia National Park Authority has...More

Thank Liz E
YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review! It was certainly not easy work but when we see reviews like this we are immensely proud that people have such an understanding of Hedd Wyn's story and appreciate the history of Yr Ysgwrn.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Yr Ysgwrn with a group of friends. We are all welsh learners and were staying nearby in Trawsfynydd so we had to include a visit here. We weren't sure what to expect. We knew the story of Hedd Wyn but what we didn't...More

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YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diolch o galon am yr adolygiad! Rydym wrth ein boddau yn gweld pobl yn mwynhau hanes Yr Ysgwrn.

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The welsh farmhouse that is now the museum for Hed Wynn - Welsh poet who died at Ypres - has been beautifully restored to its 1917 condition. The story of Wales's forgotten poet is touching and moving and extremely well presented by the knowledgeable and...More

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YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Although half welsh I was only vaguely aware of Hedd Wyn before our visit - but left completely enthused, inspired and entranced - and with a desire to learn welsh so I can actually read his poems in heir original form. The translations can never...More

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YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, so glad to hear that Yr Ysgwrn's story touched you so deeply, the poems will have much more meaning to you after visiting as well as you saw first hand the surroundings that inspired his poetry. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had heard nothing about Hedd Wyn until had a guided tour of Flanders in 2016. So when we visited Wales and found out his home was only just down the road, we had to visit, and we were not disappointed. We had a personal...More

Thank David W
YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we have many guests who have visited Flanders come to Yr Ysgwrn and they are in awe after visiting both places of what these young men gave up their lives. Glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 24 August 2018

Roedd y daith o'r De yn bendant yn werth ei wneud. Roeddwn i wastad eisiau ymweld a'r cartref ar ol astudio Hedd Wyn yn yr ysgol a'r coleg. Buodd rhywun arall gyda fi a oedd yn ddi-Gymraeg a ddim yn ymwybodol o'r hanes. Mwynheon ni'n...More

Thank Kayleigh J
YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Diolch am eich adolygiad caredig! Mor falch eich bod wedi mwynhau cwmni Gerald! We are so proud that Hedd Wyn's story transcends much more than just the Welsh language, people from all over the world have visited Yr Ysgwrn and all are touched about what...More

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Visit it Hedd Wyn's home with my wife and parents. Having visited his grave in Flanders I wanted to see where he was brought up and see the black Chair. I really enjoyed the bi-lingual tour and was glad to "hear" that a lot of...More

Thank Al W
YrYsgwrn, Public Relations Manager at Yr Ysgwrn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review, we are so glad you enjoyed the tour, a visit to Yr Ysgwrn is very poignant to people who have also visited Flanders because you can see first hand what these young men gave up. Cariwch ymlaen efo'r Gymraeg! A...More

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Park next to the visitor centre & a minibus will take you to main house.Lift in the house which will take you upstairs.Centre is all on the same level.Staff very helpful.
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