Gwynedd extends from the Irish Sea in the West to the East of the Mountains of Snowdonia. The name Gwynedd means “white, happiness and blessed”. A Rather fitting description for this beautiful area, surrounded by rivers and parks. Most of the well-known Snowdonia Park is also situated in Gwynedd, really adding to the scenic feel of this county.
Gwynedd boasts expansive national parks, white sandy beaches and historical castles to name a few. In 2011 the consensus reports Gwynedd as having over 121 000 residents enjoying the tranquil life here.
Gwynedd has a mixed economy with Welsh as its most predominantly spoken language. Some notable people that have hailed from this area are the footballer Wayne Hennessay, the opera singer Gwyn Hughes Jones as well as the singer and songwriter Duffy.