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Llys Helig


Llys Helig - August Update


Llys Helig owner Howard talks about why the boat doesn’t float yet.


Speciality of Llys Helig - Plateau de fruits de mer served on a bed of la boue de Crouch


Tour of the mid deck of Llys Helig


Righting attempt 1 of Llys Helig. A Thornycroft 1922 Gentleman's Yacht. Located in Burnham-on-Crouch

Llys Helig is the name of a natural rock formation off the coast at Penmaenmawr, north Wales. There is a possible fish weir south of this which tradition dates to the beginning of the 6th century. The sea level was low enough around 1600 AD to make the claims of Sir John Wynne of Gwydir feasible. The earliest known use of the name Llys Helig for this rock formation is the Halliwell Manuscript which is believed to date to around the beginning of the 17th century, eleven centuries later. Legends developed about it suggesting that it was the palace of Prince Helig ap Glanawg who lived in the 6th century, and whose sons established a number of churches in the area.
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