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Tomen Auxiliary fort

High in the hills of Ffestiniog stands this Roman Auxiliary fort. It commands the nearby Roman... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
Darlington, United Kingdom
Well worth the visit!

It isn't easy to find but definitely worth the walk to the top, not just for the fort itself but... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Margaret O
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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A470 Main Road | Maentwrog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Trawsfynydd, Snowdonia National Park LL41 4RE, Wales
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

High in the hills of Ffestiniog stands this Roman Auxiliary fort. It commands the nearby Roman roads through the region and gives excellent views of the area. As well as the fort there is a bath house a small arena (ludus) a Roman inn (mansio)...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

It isn't easy to find but definitely worth the walk to the top, not just for the fort itself but the view will leave you speechless. There is information on the way around the site which brings the whole thing to life. It is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Margaret O
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

After visiting Segontium we made our way down to this fort. The fort itself was outstanding but the views made it even better. Absolutely outstanding!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Fascinating glimpse into Roman Wales, with additional Norman castle motte, near to the village of Maentwrog. Approached by single track road with few passing places, but small parking area for visitors. Small amphitheatre and modern reconstruction of part of the defences. Stunning location looking down...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John P
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Well worth a visit and needs to be better publicised as an attraction. The Tomen y Mur Roman remains are a must for anyone interested in history. This Roman base and village, which later became a Norman motte and bailey castle, was one of several...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Derek M
Reviewed April 9, 2018

Staying nearby at Bronaber, we visited the nearby Tomen y Mur walk around the Roman ruins and Saxon Hill Fort. Walking around, you can see why the Romans chose this location for their fortification - stunning views on a defensive raised hillock within the mountain...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 923Dan
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Now a remote site (not signed off the A470 but first right after the power station entrance heading north). Parking and well designed trail, though, along Roman roads, past an amphitheatre and bridge abutments for Sarn Helen, into the Roman fort remains with Motte &...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank DRACWales
Reviewed September 8, 2017

As a frequent visitor to North wales who loves walking I have tried numerous attempts to walk to Tomen y Mur from Trawsfynydd but with no success. I finally was able to view Tomen y Mur on my last visit to North Wales after being...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Richard H
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Waterproof footwear essential. Sadly overlooked by the horrible MAGNOX nuclear power station that should never have been allowed to have been built in this stunning mountain location. The wet grassland & heathland site is skirted by a babbling stream with species rich shrubs & plants...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank hungryveganfamily
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Remote but very interesting site. You have to use your imagination alot to understand what was there but there's more than a flavour left there to get you started. Circular walk round the site is well signposted. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
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