is surrounded by a wildlife garden and woodland. Tŷ Hyll is a house full of history, legend and mystery; no one really knows who built the house, or when. Legend says that the house was built in the 15th century overnight – a ‘tŷ unnos’ or ‘one night house’. According to tradition at that time, a house built during one night on common land, with a chimney smoking by dawn, could be claimed by the builders as their own property.
Tŷ Hyll, or the ‘Ugly House’, is the Snowdonia Society’s flagship property offering nature and conservation activities for people of all ages, inspiring a love for nature and for Snowdonia’s wild beauty and heritage. Once the Snowdonia Society’s headquarters, the Ugly House houses an independently run tearoom and Honeybee Room and