Historic Landmarks

People have lived in the Snowdonia region for thousands of years and they have left an abundance of landmarks, settlements, castles and even hill top forts for us to explore. I can think of very few ways to get to know an area better than exploring its history. If you fancy going for a hike anyway why not do it via a crag top castle. It’s good for the soul, and staying healthy.

The area is full of iron age forts, world heritage castles, ancient stones and burial chambers. Different cultures and empires have settled in this mountainous area over the centuries from the Romans to the ancient Britons and they have all left little bread crumbs, some the size of castles, to give us an insight of how and where they lived. It will give you an insight into how these people walked these lands during their time and their hopes and dreams and what they believed in. And what a better backdrop than the mountains of Snowdonia.

The mission is to provide you with a list of great ancient sites and the ones which we think are the most interesting and beautiful. So the pick of the bunch if you like.

Bryn Cader Faner

By | July 27th, 2016|

Bryn Cader Faner The Welsh Crown of Thorns Bryn Cader Faner has been described as one of the wonder of prehistoric Wales. The cairn circle is one of the [...]

Tre’r Ceiri – Town of the Giants’

By | July 27th, 2016|

Tre’r Ceiri Iron Age Hillfort The spectacular Iron Age fort that is suspiciously still intact One of the most impressive hill fort in Britain lies in north Tre’r Ceiri, [...]

Dolbadarn Castle

By | July 27th, 2016|

Dolbadarn Castle The finest surviving example of a Welsh round tower In the 13th century the Welsh Prince commissioned Llywelyn ap Iorwerth to build Dolbadarn Castle. The castle had [...]

Harlech Castle

By | July 27th, 2016|

Harlech Castle The fortress that towers over the sleepy town The Harlech Castle was built in the heart of Snowdonia National park. This beautifully crafted stone castle is facing the Irish [...]