Part of the "Ancient and Historic Wales" series, this guidebook takes the reader on a tour of the history of Gwynedd. The 150 sites covered range from the monumental tombs of the first farmers to the circles and cairns of the Bronze Age, from the forts of the Roman army to the strongholds of the English King Edward 1, and from early Christian graves to Cistercian monasteries. It provides knowledge of the moors and mountains, the ruins of the tombs and castles of the great, and the evocative remains of more mundane homes and workplaces. One of the best methods of conservation is to awaken in people an awareness of the value of the ancient sites which enrich our landscape. This series of four regional guides to Wales aims to do so, by providing the reader with a tangible link with the past.