Pontarfynach, or Devil’s Bridge is a village and community in Ceredigion, Wales ,United Kingdom.
Over the River Mynach on the outskirts of the village is the unusual road bridge from which the village takes its English name.
According to local legend, Devil’s Bridge got its name from an old story about a wise old Welsh woman who, thanks to her cunning, twisted the devil himself around her finger
The “Devil’s Bridge” over the Mynach has been a destination for travelers for centuries. Interest in the wild Welsh landscape was heightened with the emergence of the footpaths on Thomas Johnes’ Hafod Estate.
Access : Coordinates: 52.3768, -3.85 / The village is on the A4120 road, about 10 miles east of Aberystwyth.
- “Devil’s Bridge” : The construction of the bridge was started by the Templars at the end of the 12th century, and 600 years later another bridge was built.The structure serves as a road link between the towns of Llanidloes and Aberystwyth.The river Mynach forms a waterfall at this point, which falls in five stages together about ninety meters into a gorge called Devil’s Hole before it flows into the Rheidol. The stone stairway leading down from the lower bridge to the river is called “Jacob’s Ladder”.
- The original “Devil’s Bridge” is said to have been constructed by monks from Strata Florida Abbey in 1087. It served as the basis for the auxiliary scaffolding for the construction of the middle bridge.
- Top sights in Pontarfynach : The Arch Pontarfynach , On the road to Devils Bridge / The three bridges, one above the other, span the River Mynach, a tributary of the Rheidol.
/ The stone stairway leading down from the lower bridge to the river is called “Jacob’s Ladder”. / Devils Bridge Falls , The river Mynach forms a waterfall at this point, which falls in five stages together about ninety meters into a gorge called Devil’s Hole before it flows into the Rheidol.
Go next : The town of Llanidloes , a town within the historic county boundaries of Montgomeryshire, Wales. / Aberystwyth, a university town in Ceredigion, Wales.