Glynllifon

Glynllifon

Glynllifon is the name of the old estate which belonged to the Lords Newborough, near the village of Llandwrog on the main A499 road between Pwllheli and Caernarfon in Gwynedd, North Wales, United Kingdom.

Parc Glynllifon is located on the estate which now includes an agricultural college, craft workshops and many educational facilities including bed and board. There is also a cafe and maze at the entrance and exhibits such as steam power pistons can be seen, which were restored by the late Fred Dibnah. Many fairs are held in Glynllifon Park carpark, especially steam and craft fairs.

The park boasts magnificent gardens which are of historical and scientific importance, they have been designated Historical Garden (Grade I) status as well as a site of Special Scientific Interest by CADW, and the Countryside Council for Wales.

Glynllifon is also a designated Special Area of Conservation under Annex II, by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee. It is the home to the Lesser horseshoe bat, Rhinolophus hipposideros. This 189.27 hectare site is both a maternity and hibernation site for about 6% of the UK population.

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