An area of north-west Wales, named after the Kingdom of Gwynedd, the largest and most powerful of the early kingdoms of Wales.
Today it covers the counties of Anglesey, Caernarvonshire, and parts of Merionethshire and Denbighshire.
The mainland is generally mountainous, with many lakes, and much of it lies within the Snowdonia National Park.
Places of interest
With thanks to the following for the images of the county of Gwynedd:
Pont Britannia © Ian Warburton
Caernarfon Castle © Philip Halling
Bangor Pier © Steve Fareham
Llyn Geirionydd, Snowdonia © I Love Colour