Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Porth y Swnt - Gateway to the Sound

The National Trust Interpretation Centre is taking shape on the car park in Aberdaron and is due to open at the end of March 2014. It will be an excellent base for coastal and lane walking at the tip of the Llyn. It has been named Porth y Swnt, by the winner of a competition in the local schools. Porth means gate or gateway. It is often taken to mean harbour, but in fact "porthfa" is the word for harbour - though this is often shortened to porth! Y Swnt means "the sound" referring of course to Bardsey Sound, the infamously rough stretch of sea between Bardsey Island and the mainland. We under stand that entry is going to be free to all those using the car park, There is a charge for the carpark, but this is waived for National Trust members. Exactly what is going into the Interpretation Centre we don't yet know, but we are hoping that it will be a major attraction for many years to come.

Spring 2013 as the new car park is surfaced, and the foundations for the centre are laid.

November 2013, the roof goes on

January 2014, the walls are rendered, and the fitting out begins.

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