Abergwyngregyn (Aber) is a small village approximately one and a half miles to the west of Llanfairfechan, adjacent to the A55.
Aber is a tiny village now, but it was an important location for centuries. The Roman road comes over the mountains to the shore at Aber, from where it continues over the sands to Gallow’s Point, Beaumaris.
The Railway, built in 1845, didn’t stop at Llanfairfechan at first, but at Aber.
The Deans of Bangor used to live in Aber and it’s widely believed that Aber was home to Llewelyn Fawr, Welsh royalty. His home was thought to be on the site of the large gabled house you can see from the A55 and it is thought that Edward I may have built Conwy, Beaumaris and Caernarfon castles to surround Aber.
Aber had 14 pubs in the 18th century. Drovers would keep their animals in the surrounding fields before going on to market there, or driving them over to Anglesey along the old road.