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Castell y Bere

Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park SH 669086, Wales
+44 29 2050 0200
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Ancient Castle

It is accessed by a lane which is quite narrow from Abergynolwyn. There is a small car park enough... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Barbara140716
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Wirral, United Kingdom
Hidden gem

This ruin is well of the beaten path and can only be reached by narrow Lane, but is well worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Neil G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park SH 669086, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is accessed by a lane which is quite narrow from Abergynolwyn. There is a small car park enough for 4/5 cars. From the car park there is a small walk to the castle which can be a little slippy after rain, but the castle...More

Thank Barbara140716
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ruin is well of the beaten path and can only be reached by narrow Lane, but is well worth the visit, and as a bonus is free to enter. Limited parking for only a few cars. We picked up the guide book during a...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a bit scary drive on single lane tracks you come to the small parking area. Then hike through the woods up the hillside. Castell-y-Bere, was an impressive fortress built by Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd in the early 13th century on this rocky...More

Thank BobKonecny
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This isolated castle set high in the hills once guarded the extremities of Llewellyn's kingdom and controlled trade routes and keep watch over his cattle on the lush grazing lands. Well worth a visit, access to the ruins can be tricky especially after rain, information...More

Thank Judith N
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

What a gem to visit in this beautiful part of Wales. Free parking and free entry. It's a short walk up to the castle ruins from the parking area. The walk, whilst steep in places, is suitable for the majority of visitors. Beautiful views at...More

Thank Alexandra F
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is an atmospheric Welsh castle ruin situated on a rocky outcrop with good views towards Craig Aderyn (Bird Rock), where cormorants still nest, although the sea retreated a long time ago.There is an old simple church in the village beyond (welcome public conveniences!) with...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

A bit of a scary drive through some narrow single track lanes but not much traffic so well worth the visit. We did a local walk which takes in the local church and Mary Jones house plus a pleasant walk back across the fields to...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This beautifully located authentic Welsh castle was an outpost on Prince Llywelyn’s southern frontier, and it served two main functions - guarding his cattle range, and dominating the neighbouring lordship of Meirionydd. Even today, the countryside is dotted with cattle everywhere. The walk to the...More

Thank Christoan S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We were staying nearby at Nantcaw Fawr Farmhouse. The farmhouse is wonderful. We parked in the little car park at the bottom of the hill going up to the castle. The views around are spectacular. From the road it is hidden so you have no...More

Thank swift-simba
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place is extraordinary- a ruined Welsh castle ideal for exploring. You can imagine this place a thousand years ago if you just close your eyes. There's even water still in the well. A Welsh prince and family would have hid out here guarding their...More

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