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Castell Y Bere Walk

1 miles (1.8 km)

This circular walk visits Castell Y Bere, near Abergynolwyn in the Snowdonia National Park.
The ancient fortress dates back to the early 13th century when it was constructed byLlywelyn the Great. Today you can enjoy a stroll around the substantial ruins with fine views over the surrounding mountains of Snowdonia. It's a popular place for walkers and historians due to its wonderful remote location.
There is a roadside parking area where you can pick up the trails around the castle.
To continue your walking in the area head south east to visit the worthy village of Abergynolwyn. The historic settlement is located on the heritage Talyllyn Railway and includes pleasant trails along the Nant Gwernol waterfalls to the old Bryn Eglwys Quarry. To the north east there's the lovely waterside trails along Tal-y-llyn Lake and the popular climb to Cadair Idris.

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Castell y Bere. Views of the ruins and the lush Dysynni valley during late summer.

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Looking north-east, from where an English invasion would be expected to come. The Cadair Idris range is to the right.

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Ruined stone steps and mountains. The stone castle was intended to maintainLlywelyn the Great's authority over the local people and to defend the south-west part of the princedom ofGwynedd. The curious yet spectacular structure was eventually sieged byEdward I of England in 1282

Castell y Bere and Bird's Rock

Castell y Bere and Bird's Rock in the distance


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