History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What to SeeThere are a pair of badly damaged stone circles beside the footpath from Tal-y-Bont and Dyffryn Ardudwy.The smaller circle lies to the north, the larger to the south. The stones are set around a broad raised earthwork, like an embanked circle.
You'll have to use your imagination to get much of a feel for Ffrid Newydd, though the location is lovely.
Do not confuse this Ffrid Newydd with the one near Llanfairfechan! You may see this site referred to as Hengwm Stone Circles, which is the designation used by Coflein.
Getting ThereFfrid Newydd is directly beside a major footpath, accessed from the eastern edge of Dyffryn Ardudwy. The footpath starts at the end of Ffordd Gors in the village (near Cors-y-Gedol hall) and heads south to cross the Afon Ysgethin at Pont Fadog before striking off in the south-easterly direction uphill.
The pair of stone circles at Ffrid Newydd are immediately beside the path on the south westerly slope of the hillside, about 1 mile from the bridge. There are also other footpaths linking to the main one, from Tal y Bont and the reservoir at Eithin-fynydd. A good OS map is really essential for finding your way!
About Ffrid Newydd
Address: Tal y Bont, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 2 miles west of the A496 near Tal y Bont
OS: SH616 213
Photo Credit: Eric Jones, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Cors-y-Gedol Hall & Garden - 1.4 miles (Historic House)
Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llanaber Church - 2.4 miles (Historic Church)
Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - 3.6 miles (Museum)
Harlech Castle - 6.5 miles (Castle)
Cymer Abbey - 6.6 miles (Abbey)
Cymer Castle - 7.3 miles (Castle)
Nearest Accommodation to Ffrid Newydd: