The Legend of Mair and Idwal escaping on horseback in The Welsh Legends Maze

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The Welsh Legends Maze is right next to King Arthur's Labyrinth, you can explore this outdoor attraction where you'll find eight mythical stories hidden amongst the snaking paths of a simple maze. 

Navigate the winding paths to find intriguing characters waiting to tell you their stories. At the centre of this bewitching attraction, find our dramatic stone circle – the portal through which our cast of characters emerged...

Meet the Fairy Lady of Llyn y Fan Fach, alone in her moonlit lakeside haunt, and the Physicians of Myddfai. Hear the chilling tale of Changelings, human babies switched with fairy folk. Enjoy Mair's romantic tale and how she escaped the cruelty of her Father - Giant Idwal. Discover the closely guarded secret held by March the Lord of Llyn, known only to his barber. Hear how John Gethin was tricked by the Devil. Learn of how Blodeuwedd, the flower lady, deceived her husband and the fate that came to Elidorws when he stole from his friends in the Fairy Kingdom.  

Building on ancient Welsh traditions of passing on legends by word of mouth, this is an enchanted world filled with voices and tales long since forgotten. Inspired by Celtic myths and magic, this simple maze is filled with sculptural figures who will tell you their stories. 

The Welsh Legends Maze seeks to surprise, entertain and to teach a little bit about Welsh folklore.

Whilst enjoying the tales, you can have fun with our range of quests and win yourself a prize if you correctly solve the quest. The quests range from easy to hard and there's something for everyone:

-Dragon Quest (Easy) activity for younger visitors -There are golden baby dragons, with name tags, hiding in the maze, each with a number to help you to solve the riddle.

-Bard's Quest (Medium) activity - Listen to the Welsh myths and legends and answer questions to solve the quest.

-The Mabinogion (Hard) activity - this quest is more tricky and a little criptic, something for our older visitors to get their teeth into. 

Once you’ve re-entered the real world, you can share these mythical tales with family and friends and help to keep the legends alive.

The installations are designed to work in harmony with nature. The purpose built pond, the lair of the Lady of Llyn Y Fan Fach, plays host to newts and frogs. Exotic dragonflies and butterflies have also been spotted warming up on the stones of our new megalith and a range of birds, from common robins to the rarer gold-crested wrens, can be seen playing amongst the trees, shrubs and plants.

The Welsh Legends Maze seeks to surprise, entertain and to teach a little bit about Welsh folklore

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Changing Places
  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site
  • Refill Scheme

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Mini Coach Parties Accepted

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Onsite Catering
  • Postbox
  • Public toilets
  • WiFi or internet access

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Hen/Stag Dos Welcome

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Welsh Legends Maze starts from the Corris Craft Centre on the main A487 road between Machynlleth and Dolgellau near Corris in Mid Wales. 

The nearest train station is Machynlleth (6 miles) and there's local public transport serving the village of Corris. Regular buses travel from Aberystwyth, Dolgellau and Machynlleth: T2 stop right outside and the 34 stops in the village of Corris (a 10 minute walk away).

Various cycle routes pass close by; NCN route 8, Lon Las (North), Lon Las Cymru and Southern Snowdonia Circular.

Corris Caverns | The Welsh Legends Maze

Type:Maze

Corris Craft Centre, Corris, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RF

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Opening Times

* The Welsh Legends Maze reopens Spring 2024.

Awards

  • Visit WalesVisit Wales VAQAS Visit Wales VAQAS 2016
  • Trip Advisor AwardsTrip Advisor - Travellers Choice Trip Advisor - Travellers Choice 2023

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