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posted 01-29-2006 07:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAS13   Click Here to Email JAS13     Edit/Delete Message
Nefyn and Abersoch are obscure earthwork castles on the Llyn Penisular in North Wales. Has anyone visited them and if so what remains exist today? A recent post on the Castles of Wales website suggests that Nefyn Castle is now located in a childrens playground, whilst other sources describe a mound on the coast with a fishermans watchtower on the summit. Abersoch is generally described as having only faint earthworks remaining. If you have visited either or both I would be very interested to know what actual remains exist. Thanks, John.

posted 01-30-2006 02:18 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Hello John, Nefyn castle is indeed located in a childrens playground and what a bizarre sight it makes! http://www.castlewales.com/nefyn.html
No such luck with Abersoch as it seems that the site has been totally destroyed.
I haven't visited either site so someone else may have more information for you.


[This message has been edited by Paul (edited 02-10-2006).]

posted 02-10-2006 04:53 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi I found this board by accident! I am originally from Nefyn and in actual fact it wasn't a castle but a monastery as the name of that place 'Brynmynach' means 'monk hill'. i have never heard of a castle being there..but we do have an old watchtower..which could have been part of a castle..I have read that somewhere but not totally sure! never heard about a castle in abersoch either but then again there could have been!! (my fiancee has just said u can get a 'castle monastery thing??...!! if so then maybe there was a castle!)

[This message has been edited by Jonesy (edited 02-10-2006).]

posted 02-10-2006 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAS13   Click Here to Email JAS13     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for that, I have heard mention of the watchtower, where is it in relation to the town and is it accessible? I'd like to get and have a look.

posted 02-11-2006 06:31 AM           Edit/Delete Message
yeah its very accessible..it just doesnt look all that nice especially as all the young teenagers hang around there etc.....have u ever been to nefyn? because the only way I could tell you where it is..is that it is next to the church! and depending where you are coming from..i am so hopeless! im sorry!!

here is a nice pic of it tho!!

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