Dafydd ap Gwilym

One of the great Welsh poets. His fame came not just from the racy, sometimes pornographic, imagery in his poetry, but from the belief that he was the embodiment of the ancient Welsh bardic tradition – possessing a skillset of storytelling, wisdom and mysticism inherited and passed down through the centuries from the Druids to the saints to the likes of Taliesin.

Ap Gwilym is rumoured to be buried under a great yew tree in the churchyard next to the Strata Florida Cistercian abbey.