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Great roman remains

After visiting Segontium we made our way down to this fort. The fort itself was outstanding but the... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Newport, United Kingdom
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Roman and Norman remains at Roman cross roads in stunning location

Fascinating glimpse into Roman Wales, with additional Norman castle motte, near to the village of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
John P
Leeds, United Kingdom
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A470 Main Road | Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4RE, Wales
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

After visiting Segontium we made our way down to this fort. The fort itself was outstanding but the views made it even better. Absolutely outstanding!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Fascinating glimpse into Roman Wales, with additional Norman castle motte, near to the village of Maentwrog. Approached by single track road with few passing places, but small parking area for visitors. Small amphitheatre and modern reconstruction of part of the defences. Stunning location looking down...More

1  Thank John P
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Well worth a visit and needs to be better publicised as an attraction. The Tomen y Mur Roman remains are a must for anyone interested in history. This Roman base and village, which later became a Norman motte and bailey castle, was one of several...More

2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Staying nearby at Bronaber, we visited the nearby Tomen y Mur walk around the Roman ruins and Saxon Hill Fort. Walking around, you can see why the Romans chose this location for their fortification - stunning views on a defensive raised hillock within the mountain...More

Thank 923Dan
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Now a remote site (not signed off the A470 but first right after the power station entrance heading north). Parking and well designed trail, though, along Roman roads, past an amphitheatre and bridge abutments for Sarn Helen, into the Roman fort remains with Motte &...More

Thank DRACWales
Reviewed 8 September 2017

As a frequent visitor to North wales who loves walking I have tried numerous attempts to walk to Tomen y Mur from Trawsfynydd but with no success. I finally was able to view Tomen y Mur on my last visit to North Wales after being...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Waterproof footwear essential. Sadly overlooked by the horrible MAGNOX nuclear power station that should never have been allowed to have been built in this stunning mountain location. The wet grassland & heathland site is skirted by a babbling stream with species rich shrubs & plants...More

1  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Remote but very interesting site. You have to use your imagination alot to understand what was there but there's more than a flavour left there to get you started. Circular walk round the site is well signposted. Well worth a visit.

Thank ArchieOlogy
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

It was an interesting site to see where there used to be a small Roman settlement. Fantastic views from so high up.

Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The interesting scene offers a lot to history lovers. Roman amphitheatre, fort, boggy hike for adventurous walkers. Excellent views on lake Llyn Trawsfynydd.

Thank Rachel D
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