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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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Interesting Place with Fantastic Views

The castle is located up a short walk which is not too steep but good shoes are needed. Its worth... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alison C
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Breathtaking views!

A short, steep walk leads you to the castle ruins built in the 1200's. The views over the valley... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
AnneM92013
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Gornal Wood
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Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park SH 669086, Wales
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+44 29 2050 0200
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The castle is located up a short walk which is not too steep but good shoes are needed. Its worth the walk though. There are quite a few walls and tower still remaining and there are boards to explain the layout. Very quiet location with...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A short, steep walk leads you to the castle ruins built in the 1200's. The views over the valley are stunning, and on a clear day you can really see forever!

Thank AnneM92013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is hidden in the valley on the way to Llanfihangel y Pennant. It is an interesting place for anyone to visit except those with mobility problems as there is a incline and steps up to the ruins. It is ideal to have a...More

Thank Dilys W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this place once a year, and we always sit there (on top of the hill) in silence and enjoy the sun going down. Just a fabulous view, tranquil and mysterious with its ruin walls. A great place to take pictures as well. Best...More

Thank Silvia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time exploring the ruins from all sides having walked there from Mary Jones chapel and cottage. What great views we were sharing the ruins with a young family from Australia! Their little boy had brought along his toy bow and arrow...More

Thank MikieAC
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 3 August 2017

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 30 July 2017

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

1  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
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