Castell y Gwynt

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Castell y Gwynt
Castell Y Gwynt on Glyder Fach 2.jpg
Castell y Gwynt (in middle-ground) from Glyder Fach summit plateau, with Glyder Fawr behind
Highest point
Elevation972 m (3,189 ft)
Prominence16 m (52 ft)
Parent peakGlyder Fach
English translationcastle of the wind
Language of nameWelsh
LocationSnowdonia, Wales
Parent rangeGlyderau
OS gridSH656583
Topo mapOS Landranger 115

Castell y Gwynt is a top of Glyder Fach in Snowdonia, north-west Wales. It has the merit of being the only 3000 ft Welsh summit classed as only a Nuttall, hence it is not included in the Welsh 3000s. It has a prominence of 15.7 m (51.5 ft), and was only included on the Nuttall's list after re-surveying in 2007. The top is more famous as a feature than a summit.

"Castell y Gwynt" and the "Cantilever Stone" featured in Walt Disney's Dragonslayer.[1]


  1. ^ Nuttall, John & Anne (1999). The Mountains of England & Wales - Volume 1: Wales (2nd edition ed.). Milnthorpe, Cumbria: Cicerone. ISBN 1-85284-304-7.

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Coordinates: 53°06′18″N 4°00′33″W / 53.10491°N 4.00905°W / 53.10491; -4.00905