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lovetrav_9
Old Colwyn, UK1,298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Pont Minllyn is a fascinating very old two arched bridge spanning Afon Dyfi [Dovey River] at Dinas Mawddwy just one mile north of the village of Mallwyd on the A470, in Gwynedd, Wales. I believe the post code is SY20 9LS.

It’s situated immediately down river of the present road bridge over the Dyfi, just before entering Dinas Mawddwy near the entrance to the Meirion Mill and Coffee Shop, which is also worth visiting.

This was my first time of setting eyes on this ancient bridge and I was quite moved at the sight.

It was built by Dr John Davies in the early part of the seventeenth century. He was the Rector of Mallwyd between 1603 and 1644 and a famed Welsh scholar who worked on early English to Welsh translations of the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer.

Originally built to enable pack-horses to cross the river, it is now overgrown with moss but still a sight to behold especially considering its construction was by the use of the primitive tools of the time.

There are some stone steps to descend to the river level in order to get another great perspective of the bridge, but care is needed when using these as the height between each step differs and the drop is much greater than normal steps. They were also very slippery owing to the rain and fallen leaves on the day of my visit.

But it was worth the effort to see the bridge from the lower level, although I would not venture onto the bridge itself.

The views of Pont Minllyn from the former road bridge between Pont Minllyn and the present A470 bridge are also worth seeing.
Written 1 November 2021
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donz69
London, UK153 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
We took a detour to Pont Minllyn with the hope to go into the river as well but were very disappointed. It is dirty in the area and apart from few minutes to see the old bridge or walking to Arthur's stone nothing to do.
OK as a quick stop if on your way, nothing more.
Written 16 August 2020
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,321 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Located just to the left of the entrance to the mill, it’s only worth about 10 minutes to take a photo, but worth the trip to see it. The mill store is nice to walk around.
Written 22 May 2019
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SazzleGBR
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Just home from 3 fantastic days in this beautiful part of the world... we were so fortunate with the weather!!! We had the best stay, lovely breakfasts, great room and the homemade cookies left in our room went down a treat!!! Liz and Simon are fab and run an excellent business!!!! Thank you x
Written 7 November 2018
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923Dan
Swindon, UK3,067 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Having read review of the Pont Minllyn, couldn't resist taking a detour on our way out of Snowdonia to visit, the little stone bridge.
Very hard to find (unless you're in the know!), its located at the entrance to the mill.
A small double-arched stone bridge from the days of foot and horse back travel.
Best seen from the now later footbridge next to it.
You can't access the bridge - best not to try to avoid damaging it - but it really is a thing of beauty - even the wife was impressed that it had survived.
Written 10 April 2018
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Alan H
gerpsych8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This bridge is quite picturesque and there is reasonable access, down some tricky steps, to see it better.
Written 10 December 2017
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ColinRS0346
Corscombe, UK354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
One of those places that just has to be visited. An old pack horse bridge that can be viewed from another bridge. Can't go on it but just has to be done if only to say "I've been there"!
Written 17 September 2017
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Clifford H
35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Old bridge across the dovey well worth a visit close to the woollen mill
Scenery beautiful although right by a busy road you would have to take care with children
Written 10 September 2017
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KAY J
Cheshire, UK68 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Think this is a 17 th century bridge very pretty to see with the freshwater river flowing underneath, they have stopped people going onto the bridge but it's a lovely spot for a photo you can park in the mill car park next to the bride
Written 1 September 2017
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Barbara140716
Wirral, UK57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
While on a walk around the village at Dinas Mawddwy we came across the Old Packhorse Bridge. It is hidden from the road and you wouldn't really know it was there unless you were on foot. It is at the entrance of the Meirion Mill. It is a lovely bridge covered in grass. It took me back a few hundred years thinking about the many people who must have crossed it. Well worth a look. The Meirion Mill has a coffee shop so you could do the two together. Nice way to spend an hour or so.
Written 28 August 2017
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