History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Llewelyn's last wife, Siwan, died at Abergwyngregyn in 1237, as did their son Dafydd, nine years later. It is possibly from Abergwyngregyn that Llewelyn the Last refused to pay homage to Edward I, an act of defiance that set in motion Edward's conquest of Wales.
The mound is only 6 metres high, and roughly 40 metres diameter at the base. The flat top of the mound describes an oval about 19 metres by 16 metres.
The castle mound is on private land and permission to access the site should be obtained first. At this writing the owners are at Tyn y Mwd cottage, near the castle.
Note: Abergwyngregyn is sometimes known as Pen y Mwd Castle.
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About Abergwyngregyn Castle
Address: Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan , Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
OS: SH658 727
Photo Credit: Oliver Dixon, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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