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Rowen is a small village on the western slopes of the Conwy valley in North Wales. It lies off the B5106, between Dolgarrog and Conwy.

In recent times the name of the village has been variously spelt as "Rowen", "Ro-wen" and "Roewen". Although the Religious Census of 1851 records the name "Ro-wen", most early 20th century maps simply use the name "Y Ro", Welsh for "gravel" or "pebbles". Wen means "white", or could mean "holy".

The Afon Roe, a tributary of the River Conwy, flows through the village. A tributary of Afon Roe is Afon Tafolog, which drains the eastern slopes of Drum, a mountain in the Carneddau mountains.

The village has a shop, a pub and a small primary school. There is a youth hostel a mile to the west of the village.

In the past, however, the village had a greater significance; it had three mills, and several ale houses and inns. It also had a pandy, so woollen cloth must have been made nearby.

The village is a popular starting point for walks in the northern Snowdonia, especially the Carneddau mountains.

Nearby is the Roman road route through Bwlch-y-Ddeufaen, and the ancient 12th century church of Llangelynnin.

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