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The Llangernyw Yew is estimated to be around 1,500 to 5,000 years old
Location within Conwy
Population1,079 (2011)
OS grid referenceSH874675
  • Llangernyw
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtLL22
Dialling code01745
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
UK Parliament
Senedd Cymru – Welsh Parliament
List of places
53°11′35″N 3°41′06″W / 53.193°N 3.685°W / 53.193; -3.685Coordinates: 53°11′35″N 3°41′06″W / 53.193°N 3.685°W / 53.193; -3.685

Llangernyw ([ɬanˈgɛrnɨ̞u] (About this soundlisten)) is a rural, mostly Welsh-speaking, village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales.


At the 2011 census, the community had a population of 1,079 of whom 63.7 percent were Welsh speakers.[1] The comparable figures for the 2001 census were a population of 982,[2] 67 per cent of whom were Welsh speakers.

The village lies on the A548 between Llanrwst and Llanfair Talhaiarn, at the point where the Afon Cledwen, a tributary of the Afon Elwy, is crossed by the main road.

Situated on the outskirts of the village is Hafodunos, a gothic mansion ravaged by fire in 2004.

The churchyard of St Digain's parish church in Llangernyw is the site of an ancient yew tree, Llangernyw Yew, estimated to be around 4,000 years old.[3] This is thought to be the oldest living tree in Europe (see List of longest-living organisms).

Also of note is the Sir Henry Jones Museum, which is dedicated to the life of the philosopher and academic, Henry Jones, who grew up in the village. The museum is his childhood home, a small cottage, which has been preserved internally and externally.

The community includes the villages of Gwytherin and Pandy Tudur, plus the hamlet of Pentre Isaf, and extends up to, and includes part of, Mynydd Hiraethog.


An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to the south of Llangernyw Community and has a total population at the 2011 census of 1,435, and includes Pentrefoelas.[4]


  1. ^ "Community population 2011 & % of Welsh speakers". Retrieved 21 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Conwy
  3. ^ Joanna Billing (2004). "North Wales Coast and the Isle of Anglesey". The Hidden Places of Wales (3rd ed.). Travel Publishing. pp. 45–92. ISBN 978-1-904434-07-8.
  4. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 21 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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