Castell Carn Fadrun
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
As for the medieval castle, it stands on the highest point of the hill, defended by a sheer cliff to the west. The castle is composed of a drystone wall enclosure without any visible internal buildings. Castell Carn Fadrun was one of several late 12th century Welsh castles in Gwynedd, others including Dinas Emrys, Castell Pen-y-garn, and Castell Deudraeth.
Unlike later Welsh castles thar were built as defence against the English, these late 12th century fortifications were built as part of the power struggle between Owain Gwynedd's sons, each eager to impose his authority over their father's kingdom.
About Castell Carn Fadrun
Address: Garnfadryn, Lleyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Castle
Location: Location: 5 miles east of Pwyllheli, off the B4415
OS: SH278 352
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