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Main street in 2007
St Deiniol's Church

Llanuwchllyn is a village and parish in Merionethshire, near the southern end of Bala Lake. Its population according to the United Kingdom Census 2001 was 834.[1]

The parish church of St Deiniol is a grade II* listed building. [2]

Llanuwchllyn railway station is the headquarters of the narrow-gauge Bala Lake Railway, centred on the former Great Western Railway station on the standard-gauge line from Ruabon to Barmouth.

Caer gai, a Roman fort near Llanuwchllyn, was traditionally known as the home of Sir Kay, the character in the Arthurian legend. Poets of the 15th century recorded a story, ultimately deriving from the Prose Merlin included in the Lancelot-Grail and the Post-Vulgate Cycle, that King Arthur and Sir Kay were brought up at Caer-gai as foster brothers.[3] Caer gai is also grade II* listed. [4]



  • Bromwich, Rachel (2006). Trioedd Ynys Prydein: The Triads of the Island of Britain. University Of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1386-8. 

Coordinates: 52°51.3′N 3°40′W / 52.855°N 3.667°W / 52.855; -3.667