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Llyn Idwal, Carnarvonshire

Historical Description

Llyn Idwal, a lake in Carnarvonshire, in a deep crater under Glyder Fawr, 5½ miles W of Capel Curig. It has an aspect of wild grandeur, is overhung by bare, dark, mural rocks, was reputedly the scene of the murder of Idwal, one-of the princes of North Wales, and is the subject ef many popular legends. A mural chasm called Twildu (black hole), about 300 feet deep, is on its W side; many marks of ancient ' glaciers are around it, and numerous rare plants are found in its neighbourhood.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Carnarvonshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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