Ynglŷn â The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage
The Cilwendeg Shell House Hermitage is a most remarkable ornamental grotto, and a rare survival in West Wales.
It was built in the late 1820s by Morgan Jones the Younger, who inherited the Cilwendeg estate upon the death of his uncle and created the Shell House in his uncle’s honour.
This extraordinary woodland retreat was conceived in the picturesque taste of the era, and in addition to serving as a grateful tribute to the elder Jones, it was used by his family as a cool amusement in the summer months and a contemplative reading room in the depths of the winter.
Open from December to December.
- Groups welcome
- Parking (free)