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Address: Llanfihangel y Pennant, Abergynolwyn, Snowdonia National Park SH 669086, Wales
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We were touring through wales and stumbled upon this hidden gem. Set on the side of a hill, a steep climb to the top. But well worth the climb .. will need sensible footwear. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
mistyjill8
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were touring through wales and stumbled upon this hidden gem. Set on the side of a hill, a steep climb to the top. But well worth the climb .. will need sensible footwear. The Castell is a ruin. when on site there are some steps, and wooden walkways.

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Thank mistyjill8
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

This ruin is on top of a wooded lump that sits in the middle of a flat valley floor. It's a beautiful setting and is largely untouched. A small car park (though there is more parking available a little further down the road) a short walk through the trees and you're at the foot of a wide set of steps... More 

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1 Thank Siwan H
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Stumbled accross this castle. Lovely views of surrounding areas. Weather wasnt great but didnt spoil it

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Thank Ericjohnwade1985
Telford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Been meaning to visit it for ages but never got around to it! This week I took it in to my head to go and I'm so glad I made the effort... what a wonderful place! Full of history and loved having a look around... plenty to see! Had information boards around different parts! If your in the area pop... More 

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1 Thank Net905
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59 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is an absolutely stunning castle. I should warn that there are no amenities nearby, and you do need to make a special trip to get there. I think this is why I enjoyed it so much; there was only one other group of people there when I arrived, and once they left I read my book, surrounded by rolling... More 

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1 Thank Claire W
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52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Miles from any where no staff, no shop, no toilets. Just perfect peace. A Real Welsh Castle for a Welsh Prince to protect his cattle, ( not an English one to control the Welsh). Good information boards, a bit of a walk up the hill, but worth the view. It is miles from anywhere, (and the sign posts there are... More 

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Thank jed103
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This castle can be seen from our campsite so would be rude not to visit. It was tipping it down with rain when we visited. The information boards were great and gave a good impression of what life in the castle was like and how it would of looked like. Being free was a bonus, nothing to buy, no staff... More 

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Thank First Kiddermin... B
Durham, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a gem! We walked round the Castell y Bere and enjoyed the information on the notice boards. What a location. We then took a 3 mile walk up and around the valley taking in Mary Jones cottage and church.

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Thank SkinnyJonny
Stirling, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

This Welsh fortress (as opposed to Edward 1's English castles) is an impressive ruin amidst some of the finest scenery in Wales. It is also surrounded by silence, something which is very hard to find in 21st century Britain

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Thank rmark2016
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Loved this place got there early on a wet day and were the only ones there so got to rome around and enjoy the monuments by ourselves, such a beautiful monument with breathe taking scenery and surroundings. A Must visit.Be warned though if visiting with children to watch them at all times there are no guard rails around the edges!

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