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Parc Llewelyn – one of the most major Victorian parks of Swansea

Did you know? Parc Llewelyn (Swansea) was named for John Dillwyn Llewelyn (the creator of the Penllergare landscape) who donated the land and paid for much of its laying out to provide a much needed recreational outlet and fresh air for the people crowded into the stench and dirt of the industrialised valley below.

For that reason the Penllergare Trust has always had a cousinly interest in the place, but it was local people (echoing the origins of the Valley Woods project) who voiced concern that Parc Llewelyn was suffering from neglect and was threatened by encroaching development.