Bryn Bras Castle

Bryn Bras Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales.
Built: between 1829 and 1835,
Condition: Restored.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Bryn Bras Castle is a Grade II* listed country house located on the old road between Llanrug and Llanberis. Known locally as the Clegir road, in Caernarfon, Gwynedd. It was built in a neo-Romanesque style between 1829 and 1835 on the site of an earlier structure by architect Thomas Hopper for Thomas Williams (1795-1874), an attorney at law. It was bought in 1897 by Capt. Frank Stewart Barnard, High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire for 1903-04, who stayed at the castle until his death in 1917, running it as a stud. It was later owned by the oil millionaire Duncan Elliot Alves (1870-1947), who was Mayor of Caernarvon for six years and High Sheriff of the county for 1931�32. After Alves' death in 1938 the estate changed hands a number of times and much of the surrounding land sold off. The site of the first motorcycle Dragon rally in 1962, the house has been converted into luxury holiday apartments.

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