Glanmedeni

CELTIC HISTORY

Ceredigion.  The Ancient Celtic Heartland of Wales

A deep and mysterious land, wreathed in myth and legend.  A place where the inspiration flows out of the very earth, along the streams, through the woods and hills. 


Steeped in history with sites ranging from Bronze Age encampments to Iron Age forts and villages since the Dark Ages.  The Stonehenge sarsens were hewn less than 15 miles from here in the beautiful and rolling Preseli Hills. 


With beautiful ancient woodlands, burial grounds, stone circles and more - there is plenty to discover....

Ty Canol Nature Reserve, Newport.


Ty Canol is part of the largest block of ancient woodland in West Wales; it is in an area famous for its achaeological sites.


Ty Canol NNR is one of the most important sites in the UK for lichens, and the trees, exposed rocks and low-level crags found in the reserve are covered with them. 


Note: Just the most magical place to visit - like a fairy garden in parts! 

Best place to park is here: Link to Google Maps

Very steep hill down to the woods past some very impressive rocky outcrops.

Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber, Newport


Pentre Ifan was built around 3500 BC, and its Welsh name translates as Ivan's Village. A later name applied to the site was Arthur's Quoit.


When the burial chamber was excavated it was found to contain small pieces of pottery and a number of flint flakes.


Note: Very close to Ty Canol Woods.  Google Map link here: Pentre Ifan

Dyffryn Syfynwy Stone Circle, Henry's Moat, Fishguard.


Dyffryn Syfynwy Stone Circle (sometimes known as the Duffryn Stones) is an elliptical circle of eighteen stones varying in height from 3 to 7 feet, surrounding a ruined ring cairn.


Only 10 of the stones are still standing. The easternmost stone is clearly taller than the other stones, but whether this has any significance is unclear.

Fishguard Fort, Fishguard


Fishguard Fort is an 18th-century fortification on the rocky promontory of Castle Point, overlooking Fishguard Harbour to the south-east.


In a roundabout way, the fort owes its existence to a pirate, and to the American War of Independence.

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