Aberdaron attractions

Top Choice Area in Aberdaron

Braich-y-Pwll

The rugged, ethereally beautiful extremity of the Llŷn Peninsula is where medieval pilgrims set off to reach the holy island of Bardsey; one glimpse of their destination, rising out of the gunmetal-grey sea beyond t…
Church in Aberdaron

St Hywyn's Church

Stoically positioned above a pebbly beach, St Hywyn's Church has a left half dating from 1100 and a right half that was added 400 years later to accommodate pilgrims. Inside there's information about local history; …
Historic Building in Aberdaron

Plas-yn-Rhiw

The three Keating sisters, Eileen, Lorna and Honora, came to the rescue of this little decaying 17th-century manor house in the 1930s and '40s. The lush gardens provide a sharp contrast to the surrounding moorland a…
Church in Aberdaron

St Gwynhoedl's Church

Part of the chain of pilgrim's churches leading to Bardsey, pretty St Gwynhoedl's looks like three churches fused together. It still has its 15th- and 16th-century roof timbers and a Celtic Cross and bronze sanctus …
Cultural Centre in Aberdaron

Porth y Swnt

Run by the National Trust, this rather impressionistic centre takes visitors deeper into the land and culture of the Llŷn through poetry, sound, light and artefacts. Its centrepiece is the magnificent optic of Bards…
Beach in Aberdaron

Porth Oer

This lovely, remote scoop of beach, 2.5 miles north of Aberdaron, has oddly shaped sand that squeaks when you walk on it, giving it its English name, Whistling Sands. From here it's a 2-mile coastal walk southwest v…