Local History

Many famous people, such as William Wordsworth, George Borrow, and Turner have visited Devil’s Bridge over the years.

Wordsworth wrote of his visit to the Falls:

TO THE TORRENT AT THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE, NORTH WALES, 1824

HOW, art thou named? In search of what strange land
From what huge height, descending? Can such force
Of waters issue from a British source,
Or hath not Pindus fed thee, where the band
Of Patriots scoop their freedom out, with hand
Desperate as thine? Or come the incessant shocks
From that young Stream, that smites the throbbing rocks
Of Viamala? There I seem to stand,
As in life’s morn; permitted to behold,
From the dread chasm, woods climbing above woods,
In pomp that fades not; everlasting snows;
And skies that ne’er relinquish their repose;
Such power possess the fitmily of floods
Over the minds of Poets, young or old!

William, Wordsworth

 

Devil’s Bridge has been a popular tourist attraction since Victorian times. If you have a few minutes, you can hear about this by clicking the links below:

English
Cymraeg

 

Cambrian Mountains

Top 100 Tourist Attraction

Walkers are welcome here

Member of Mid Wales Tourism

In association with Sprit Of The Miners

Member of Pentir Pumlumon

Devil's Bridge Falls Calendar and Price List