This is a small slate-quarrying village on the Bettws-Ffestiniog road, 5 1/2 miles from Bettws. There is good salmon and trout fishing near at hand. The village has a sixteenth-century church, but the feature of outstanding interest is the ruined Castle, formerly one of the bastions of the Welsh Eryri. The castle was built as a square tower on top of an impressive rock. Here was born Llewellyn the Great, Prince of Wales and terror of the English armies. With Deganwy to the north and Dolbadarn to the west, the castle was one of the keys locking the doors to Snowdonia.