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Spiritual location

We walked over the mountain from the car park in Abergynnolwyn, turn right after crossing the small... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Ned P
Lovely views down the valley

Only a short walk from the car park and well worth the view down the valley and out to see. Lots... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park SH 669086, Wales
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All reviews welsh castle hidden gem fantastic views short walk information boards well worth a visit car park limited parking valley floor free entry steep climb rocky outcrop scary drive tucked away its heyday young children stunning valley
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

We walked over the mountain from the car park in Abergynnolwyn, turn right after crossing the small bridge over the river, follow the path along side the river and then turn left (steep climb) up the mountain side until you reach the ridge. Turn left...More

1  Thank Ned P
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Only a short walk from the car park and well worth the view down the valley and out to see. Lots of birds around and a peaceful quiet location. You need to be a walker really to reach the top.

Thank Carlisle35
Reviewed 29 July 2018

This castle is a little off the beaten track but well worth seeking out on a fine day. There is a small, free car park at the side of the road and the winding path up to the castle is never too steep but a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A quiet but picturesque ruin, on an oak lined hillock in the valley above Abergynolwyn. Lovely views,and enough walls and ditches to be able to imagine what it was like in its heyday. A few interpretation boards but no other facilities; its free too!. Limited...More

1  Thank jackdaw7
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Very important historical Castle ruin, whilst not on the scale of several other Welsh castles the views from here are superb and it's well holds a 'secret' not seen by many. !!!

Thank _jbarryedwards
Reviewed 27 June 2018

A typical little Welsh castle. Situation on a knoll in a valley. There are far reaching views. It is tricky to find so use the post code and look out for the car park. The path up to it is a little scary if you...More

Thank Marine21
Reviewed 12 June 2018

First time back here in 47 years and it was still moving - peaceful and atmospheric. Free access via a windy and narrow single track road marked from the village, note; very little parking at the castle. Take the left hand path up to the...More

2  Thank cannicUk
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The jewel in the crown of the Dysynni valley, Castell y Bere is an absolute gem of a place. Built in the 1220’s by Llewelyn the Great this castle which is now almost invisible from the valley floor was once one of the largest native...More

Thank hopehousecottage
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Visited Castell y Bere in southern Snowdonia and WOW. CADW have done a fantastic job of preserving the castle ruins. Hard to find, but well worth the effort, set on a rocks outcrop in a stunning animal farming valley from the time of the Welsh...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We found this hidden gem while exploring Snowdonia National Park. We visited on the Boxing day so there were no people, peaceful and tranquil. There is basically no castle left, it's mainly ruins. Despite that fact the place itself is fantastic, truly great views, breathtaking...More

Thank Tomas N
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