Penarth Fawr Medieval House

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A unique Grade I medieval house 

With stone walls, luscious green grass, and trees everywhere you look, you’re already met with a sense of tranquillity as soon as you pull up at Penarth Fawr.

Apart from the birds singing in the trees, it’s silent, which is a treat in itself. Walk along the path, towards the Grade I listed building as intrigue fills you.

Wander within

Step inside this medieval house which offers you a glimpse into how the Welsh gentry once lived in the 15th century.

Thanks to it being built from stone, rather than wood (which was common back then), it's survived through the centuries almost unchanged, so it doesn’t take the biggest imagination to go back in time and imagine how people once lived here.

The large hearth is the centrepiece for the hall, where people would have warmed up after a walk in the countryside with a fire roaring in the grate.

Look above you and admire the impressive timbered supports which hold this unique house in place.

They're still in excellent condition, even to this day. Even though wood was in short supply, the high status of the owner meant this house was able to feature beautifully carved timber.

There are information boards dotted around so you can learn more about the history and construction of Penarth Fawr.

The thick stone walls would have helped to keep this beautiful house warm and the hospitality was so impressive, it even inspired medieval poetry. They must have known how to throw a good party!

Fantastic historic Wales

It's such a gorgeous venue, with its stone flooring and bright white walls, that it's quite the location for an intimate wedding. If you’re planning your wedding and want something unique and memorable, this could be the perfect place to say ‘I do’...

Explore nearby

After your trip to this medieval house, visit the gorgeous seaside town of Criccieth, which is only a ten-minute drive away. Here, you can enjoy a stroll on its two beaches, or even head to a warm and welcoming pub for a scrumptious hot meal and delicious drink.

If you’re still in the mood for a bit of history, then visit Criccieth Castle. You can fill up on even more history and get a great view overlooking Tremadog Bay from up here.

A trip to Penarth Fawr Medieval House is a great way to help fill a day exploring the area and its uniqueness makes it one not to miss.

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