Gŵyl Archeoleg Llŷn

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October 24 - 30

Join us for Gŵyl Archeoleg Llŷn (Llŷn Archaeology Festival) - week long festival of guided walks, online talks and workshops that will dig into Pen Llŷn's prehistoric past.

What's on?

Here is the full line up for Gŵyl Archeoleg Llŷn. Pre-booking essential.
MEILLIONYDD EXCAVATION EXHIBITION
October 24 - 29 | Llŷn Maritime Museum

Join Bangor University's Archaeology team at the Llŷn Maritime Museum to discover more about Meillionydd, a double ringwork enclosure near Rhiw in Pen Llŷn.

 

The exhibition will showcase the findings from the Meillionydd excavations from 2010 - 2015, and will also include spinning demonstrations.  

MYNYDD RHIW ARCHEOLOGICAL WALK 
Sunday October 24 | 10:30 - 14:00

Join archaeologist Rhys Mwyn and Katharina Möller on a guided archaeological walk around Mynydd Rhiw.

 

The area around Mynydd Rhiw is rich in archaeological sites spanning human history from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages and beyond. On this guided walk we will visit some of these sites and take a closer look at the local archaeology.

CASTELL ODO ARCHEOLOGICAL WALK 
Monday October 25 | 11:00 - 14:00

Join Rhys Mwyn and Katharina Möller for a guided walk of Castell Odo.

 

Castell Odo is a double ringwork enclosure with origins dating to the 1st millennium BC. Located on Mynydd Ystum, this prehistoric settlement is one of only thirteen sites of a specific type of settlement mainly found on the Llŷn peninsula.

UCHAFBWYNTIAU ARCHEOLEGOL LLŶN with Rhys Mwyn
Tuesday October 26 | 18:00 - 19:00

Join Rhys Mwyn for a Welsh language talk on some of the prehistoric highlights of Llŷn. Beginning with the Neolithic Axe Factory on Mynydd Rhiw and finishing with the spectacular hillforts that are so familiar to many of us.

EXPLORING EARLY MEDIEVAL CARVED STONES OF LLŶN with Prof. Nancy Edwards
Wednesday October 27 | 18:00 - 19:00

Pen Llŷn and Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island) have a rich array on carved stone monuments ranging in date from fifth to eleventh centuries AD, many of which can be visited. In this online talk Professor Nancy Edwards will explore some of these and what they can tell us about early medieval society at this time.

NEFYN HISTORICAL HUNT!
Thursday October 28 | 10:00 - 11:30

Join Rhys Mwyn for a historical hunt around the ancient and interesting town of Nefyn.

Starting at the Llŷn Maritime Museum, you will then be guided through the old streets which retain their layout from the Middle Ages.

This event is suitable for children and families.

'PILGRIMAGE REVIVAL' with Lynne Stumpe
Thursday October 28 | 18:00 - 19:00

Ynys Enlli has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. Although  not all details of the pilgrimage routes along Pen Llŷn are known, there is compelling evidence to indicate how pilgrimage developed and was revived over the centuries.

Join Lynne Stumpe for a fascinating virtual guide to Pen Llŷn's pilgrim's trail.

GARN BODUAN ARCHEOLOGICAL WALK 
Friday October 29 | 10:00 - 14:00

Join Rhys Mwyn and Katharina Möller for a guided walk of Garn Boduan

 

Garn Boduan is a prehistoric hillfort dating back to pre-Roman times. Archaeologists identified c. 170 roundhouses and remains of some of them are still visible today, as are the ramparts that surround the site.

SPINNING DEMONSTRATIONS
Friday October 29 | 13:00 - 16:00

Join Sian Evans for a spinning  workshop and demonstration at the Llŷn Maritime Museum.

TRE'R CEIRI ARCHEOLOGICAL WALK 
Saturday October 30 | 10:00 - 13:30

Join Rhys Mwyn and Katharina Möller for a guided walk of Tre’r Ceiri hillfort.

 

Enjoy the stunning views from the top (weather permitting) and immerse yourself in the long history of this spectacular site as you walk along the remains of the ramparts and houses dating back to the 1st millennia BC and AD.