The Birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia

Snowdon Lodge is the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia. Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was born at Tŷ Lawrence ( Snowdon Lodge ) in Tremadog on 16th August 1888. T.E Lawrence gained notoriety leading an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. He was celebrated as the hero Lawrence of Arabia. Unfortunately, he passed away on 19th May 1935, following a motor cycle accident.

When TE Lawrence lived here, the house was called Gorphwysfa (Resting place) and is now known mostly as Snowdon Lodge. The house provides exclusive, great value, self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 35 people.  You can find out more about T.E Lawrence’s life here.

Snowdon Lodge is full of information about T.E Lawrence. It has memorabilia and posters throughout the building, making it a fascinating place to stay.  Outside there is a plaque commemorating the building as the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia. Additionally, the grounds have a tree bench and plaque erected in 2015 as a local celebration of Lawrence’s life. Come to Snowdon Lodge and sleep in the house where Lawrence of Arabia was born, close to the mountains of Snowdonia and the Sea!

The Lawrence of Arabia Bronze

Carl and Anja Borum, the owners of Snowdon Lodge, commissioned international sculptor David Williams-Ellis to design a statue for the landscaped grounds at Snowdon Lodge. The Lawrence of Arabia Bronze will be part of a new Lawrence of Arabia exhibition and visitor attraction at Snowdon Lodge. Sponsors will receive a limited edition maquette of the statue and their names and branding included at the Lawrence of Arabia exhibition. Find out more here.

Snowdon Lodge welcomes groups of holiday makers interested in sleeping in the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and keen to visit the mountains of Snowdonia, local tourist resorts and the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula.