History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The motte had a limited useful lifetime, for it was destroyed in 1147. The motte is built in a wonderful location in a line of rocky crags on the south side of the Dysynni valley, on a spur between two streams. The location is important; it was probably chosen to commmand a good view of the Dysynni river crossing. A few miles further inland along the Dysynni is another beautifully situated fortress at Castell-y-Bere, built around 1221 by Llewelyn the Great.
About Castell Cynfael
Address: Tywyn, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: 3 miles north east of Tywyn, off the A493. Footpaths from Bryncrug lead to the castle by way of Pont y Felindre and Braich-y-rhiw farm.
OS: SH615 016
Photo Credit: John Haynes, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Llanegryn Church Screen - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Pennal, St Peter ad Vincula Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church)
Castell-y-Bere - 5.4 miles (Castle)
Llanfihangel-y-pennant, St Michael's Church - 5.7 miles (Historic Church)
Dyfi Furnace - 5.9 miles (Historic Building)
Plas Machynlleth - 8.1 miles (Historic House)
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