Llangors Lake (Llyn Syfaddan) - the biggest natural lake in South Wales, which lies in a hollow formed by glacial action. It`s located just 7 miles away from our Talgarth Campus!🤩
As you first approach the lake, you will see a curious-shaped building across the water: The Welsh Crannog Centre, a reconstruction of what once stood on the lake. The lake is a unique heritage site, with the remains of the original crannog around 40 meters from the north shore.
🌊 A crannog is a small artificial island, constructed of huge oak planks to keep it above the water. They are a type of dwelling that is abundant throughout Scotland and Ireland.
However, Llangors Lake is home to the ONLY example of its kind in both England and Wales. The word `crannog` originates from the Old Irish word crannóc, which translates as a wooden structure. These roundhouses were built as protected smallholdings, where people would keep livestock away from predators. History suggests that this particular crannog was built around 889-893 AD and was home to the King of Brycheiniog`s palace👑