Llyn Dinas

Gwynedd, North Wales



The Legend of Llyn Dinas

This still pool of water reflects the shape of nearby Dinas Emrys and it is said to have been the site of a long-ago battle between Owein, one of Arthur’s greatest warriors, and a giant. Here, also, in a secret place, the usurper-king Vortigern is supposed to have hidden the throne of Britain beneath a great stone.

Above is one of the many mysterious pools or lakes which have been associated with King Arthur and his heroes.

This may be in part a memory of Merlin’s treasure, which is apparently buried beneath the nearby hill.