Castell Garn Fadryn

Castell Garn Fadryn, or Garn Madryn, is allegedly named after the granddaughter of Vortigern.  The mountain top and slopes on which the castle sits are plastered with masonry debris.  These unstable fragments must date from prehistoric times up to the thirteenth century.  Currently it is very difficult to decide what is from which age on the summit, but there would appear to have been a great hall and curtain walls around 1188 when Giraldus noticed the castle when passing by.  Some parts of the ruins, like the collapsed curtain wall in the photograph above, are therefore to be associated with Criccieth and Harlech castles.


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