Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CYMMER


CYMMER
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

A flat topped motte about 15 feet in height and 45 feet across situated on a hill with commanding views towards Cader Idris and the Mawddach estuary. On the top of the mound is a building of castellated style which was erected in the 18th century as a summer house but which is now a neglected ruin. It was built in 1116 by Uchdryd ap Edwin but after rebelled against his fellow Welsh lords the castle was burnt down the same year.


Photo ©Paul R. Davis

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
1 mile east of A470 at Llanelltyd, 1 mile north of A470 at Dolgellau

 



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