A remote village in Wales actually boasts one of the best beach bars in the world.
Nicknamed “Land’s End in Wales”, Snowdon’s Arm in the Llyn Peninsula promises to be a unique adventure for your next staycation, promising all the stories you’d expect from a remote location.
Although the village is small, at less than 50 kms, it boasts a rich history with more than 2000 years of Welsh history. It also has one of the most famous pubs in the country.
On the Llyn Peninsula, you’ll find the “forgotten village’ of Nant Gwrtheyrn. After laying in a state of complete disrepair for four decades, it reopened in 2011 as a cultural centre.
The village is home to both famous and sometimes rarely heard Welsh folktales like that of Rhys and Meinir, a tragic love story to rival a Shakespearian tragedy, 2Chill reports.
It is one of the quirks of the Land’s End in Wales which makes it worth a visit.
The wedding quest and lost bride
An old village tradition told of a ‘wedding quest’ where the bride to be would run and hide on the morning of her wedding and the groom’s friends would have to find her.
According to tradition, Meinir, a woman, went into hiding on the morning of Meinir’s wedding. The guests then left to search for her. They couldn’t locate her so Rhys ran around the village searching for his bride.
He searched for months but eventually lost all his sense of direction.
He took refuge under a tree one stormy night. The tree was struck by lightning, and the body of the bride-to-be was revealed.
Rhys realized it was Meinir and fell to his death next to the skeleton. He then reunited with his beloved – or so it seems.
Two ghosts were seen walking hand-in-hand along the beach by visitors. One was a man with a long beard and a woman with sockets.
The legend is told by a symbolic tree that remains in the village. To see more of the place, three peaks are located on the mountain Yr Eifl.
Clear days can take you to the Isle of Man and the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. You can also see the Lake District and Cardigan Bay.
Beach pub is one of the best in the world
Slightly further along the coast is Ty Coch Inn, the third top-rated beach bar in the world.
It can only be reached by foot and is only 20 minutes walk from the closest car park, making it one the most remote pubs in Britain.
It is located at the Porthdinllaen beach and is owned by National Trust. The National Trust has approximately two dozen buildings.
The village sits on a small stretch of land that connects to the Irish Sea.
These beaches are great for wildlife watching and swimming.
On the southern end of the Llyn Peninsula is Hell’s Mouth or Porth Neigwl, a three-mile long beach which curves back in on itself, earning the nickname.
It is also known for its rough waters, loved by surfers and hated by sailors.
Llyn Peninsula is home to history, legends and beaches.