A historic Chapel building, constructed in 1965, to commemorate the Tryweryn Village Chapel after the construction of Llyn Celyn reservoir. Historic records note the building was designed to have the appearance of a ship, emerging from the lake. The Chapel building is of traditional local stone design in keeping with the surrounding area and Eyri National Park. The Chapel overlooks where the original Chapel would have stood, now underneath the waterline of the reservoir. There is an adjacent yard with the gravestones kept from the original Chapel grounds and a memorial board of local residents within the Chapel itself.
The Chapel is now owned by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, as part of Welsh Water's undertaking to operate Llyn Celyn reservoir, and associated Dam and hydro-electric assets. There have been cases of vandalism in previous years so the Chapel is no longer open to the public, unless by prior appointment. Welsh Water would like to open the Chapel, given its historic significance, for the public to appreciate and learn more about the site's history. Welsh Water would like to speak about the positive engagement we have received from Community groups and investment plans we now have for the Chapel.
Please call 01678 520 368 to book in advance. As the Chapel is difficult to find, advance booking will enable directions to be confirmed. There are 10 parking spaces available so confirming times would also help to manage the vehicle movements.
Capel Celyn, off A4212, Llyn Celyn Reservoir, Frongoch, Bala, LL23 7NU.
Property is off A4212, there aren't any Public Transport stops nearby.