Tal-y-Cafn Castle

This small castle(only the mound remains), also known as Bryn Castell, believed to have been built by Maelgwn Gwynedd to control the river crossing at the eastern end of an ancient and Roman road (also used by the drovers who would swim the livestock across the river at low tide) and it overlooks the site of the modern road bridge across the Conwy, which replaced the old ferry. There is no recorded history about this site. The mound has been damaged by digging on the side facing the bridge, which was damaged during the bridge construction.
The view from the field above the bridge, looking eastwards at the remains of the castle mound.
Situated at the eastern end of an ancient and Roman road which passes above Abergwyngregyn and its sister castle of Pen-y-Mwd, as far as Segontium (modern Caernarfon) passing through the Bwlch y Ddaufaen (the Pass of Two Stones - see collection Romans...
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