Glyn Cywarch is a Grade II* listed gentry house, originally built by William Wynn in 1616. It is an ambitious building of Renaissance character, displaying a character distinctive of its region, accompanied by a walled garden. It has been and still is, the Harlech family seat since the 1800s.

The sub-medieval tradition is evident in the layout and original detail of a high order remains in-situ. There are numerous features of special architectural significance throughout the main house, the adjoining buildings and grounds.

The house is Listed as ‘a major early C17 Gentry House, its architectural ambition and social status marked in a fusion of regional traditions and renaissance ideas, retaining original interior detail of exceptional quality.’


We are currently closed for health and safety reasons while repairs and restoration works are undertaken. In future, visits will be by appointment only.

Please check back regurarly for further information on opening. 

For general enquiries please email info@glynestate.co.uk.

Find Us
Find us

By Car: We are located between Harlech and Talsarnau on B4573.

By Train: The nearest local train station is Tygwyn, served by Arriva Trains Wales. The nearest national rail station is Bangor, served by Virgin Trains. 

  • Offers bike storage

Car park on site

  • Limited parking is available but unfortunately, we cannot accommodate coaches or buses.

Things to See

Fun Facts

In the former secondary dwelling, inscriptions painted by Ellis Wynn, third son of William and Kathryn - and sometimes referred to as the Welsh Shakespeare, survive: one reads 'E W his chambre …1664' and another 'Let me doe noe things Lord but what may tend to thy … glory and my end'.