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The Preseli Mountains

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Also known as:
  • Mynydd Preseli
  • The Prescelly Mountains

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Beddyrafanc Burial Chamber
25 posts
Bedd Arthur Stone Row / Alignment
7 posts
Bedd Morris Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Budloy Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Carn Alw Hillfort
11 posts
Carn Besi Burial Chamber
2 posts
Carn Bica Cairn(s)
36 posts
Carn Meini Rocky Outcrop
17 posts
Carn Menyn Chambered Cairn Chambered Cairn
Carn Sian Cairn(s)
50 posts
Carreg Coetan Arthur Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
1 post
Castell Garw Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
17 posts
Castell Henllys Hillfort
2 posts
Cerrig Lladron Rocky Outcrop
15 posts
Cerrig Meibion Arthur Standing Stones
39 posts
Cerrig y Gof Burial Chamber
1 post
Clym Saith Maen Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Coitan Arthur
1 post
Craig Rhosyfelin Ancient Mine / Quarry
1 post
Crugiau Cemmaes Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Crugiau Dwy Cairn(s)
8 posts
Crug-yr-Hwch Burial Chamber
35 posts
Dyffryn Stones Ring Cairn
9 posts
1 site
Foel Cwm-Cerwyn, Summit Cairns Cairn(s)
13 posts
Foel Feddau Cairn(s)
1 post
Garreg Hir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
7 sites
Glandy Cross Complex
6 posts
Glyn Gath Ring Cairn
64 posts
Gors Fawr Stone Circle
31 posts
Llech-y-Drybedd Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
6 posts
Maenllwyd y Rhos Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Maen-y-Parc 'A' Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Maen-y-Parc 'B' and 'C' Standing Stones
29 posts
Moel Drygarn Cairn(s)
14 posts
8 sites
Mynydd Carningli Sacred Hill
1 post
Mynydd Melyn Enclosure
1 post
Pant-yr-Odyn Standing Stones
28 posts
Parc-y-Meirw Stone Row / Alignment
10 posts
Parc Cerrig Hirion Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Parc y Tywod Maenhir Standing Stones
8 posts
Penlan Stones Standing Stones
88 posts
Pentre Ifan Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
12 posts
Rhos Fach Standing Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
The Stone River Natural Rock Feature
4 posts
St Teilo's Church Christianised Site
11 posts
Tafarn y Bwlch Standing Stones
7 posts
Temple Druid Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Tre-Fach Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Trellyffant Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
9 posts
Ty Meini Standing Stone / Menhir
11 posts
Waun Lwyd Stones Standing Stones
10 posts
Waun Mawn Row / Circle Standing Stones
10 posts
Waun Mawn Stone Standing Stone / Menhir


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Another piece in Stonehenge rock source puzzle

Research to be published this month may bring us a step closer to understanding how bluestones from Pembrokeshire ended up at Stonehenge.

(I wasn't sure whether this should go under Stoneheange or not)
scubi63 Posted by scubi63
20th November 2013ce


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This mountaine is so high and farre mounted into the ayre, that when the countrey about is faire and cleere, the toppe thereof will be hidden in a cloude, which of the inhabitants is taken a sure signe of rain to follow shortly; whereof grewe this proverbe, "When Percelly weareth a hat, all Penbrokeshire shall weete of that."

Astonishing weather forecasting from 'A History of Pembrokeshire' by George Owen, 1603.

(Partly reprinted in the 'Cambrian Register' for the year 1796. p120 - this is where I read it at Google Books.)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
6th October 2007ce
Edited 6th October 2007ce


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Strumble-Preseli Ancient Communities and Environment Study),

A study of landscape round the ancient monuments of the Preseli Mountains.
moss Posted by moss
2nd June 2009ce

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Beddyrafanc (Burial Chamber) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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1st October 2014ce

Pentre Ifan (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Links

Rising from ruins: Pentre Ifan - Ailgodi adfeilion:

Cadw CGI reconstruction......

Like a tortoise's carapace, new technology reconstructs Pentre Ifan.
moss Posted by moss
30th September 2014ce

Cerrig y Gof (Burial Chamber) — Images

<b>Cerrig y Gof</b>Posted by cerrig Posted by cerrig
14th July 2014ce

Pentre Ifan (Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech) — Fieldnotes

Visited 8.6.14

Although I know some people have had trouble finding the mighty Pentre Ifan I found it easy enough. I did have my O/S map with me but it wasn’t needed as the site is signposted all the way from the A487.

Dafydd had recently made a model of Pentre Ifan for school and I was keen for him to visit the site in person. This was something that he was also eager to do. Karen stayed in the car with Sophie who was sound asleep after playing on the beach.

Even though I had been here before it was with a sense of excitement that I walked from the parking area, along the path, towards the dolmen.

It was whilst walking along the path that I noticed how many large stones there are scattered about. This was something I hadn’t paid much attention to on my previous visit although I am a bit more experienced in these things now so I guess I am more likely to take notice of such things.

What can I say that hasn’t already been said about this site? It is quite exceptional.
It was just as I remembered it. In saying that this is one of those places that you are never likely to forget visiting!

Dafydd was also impressed. I took photos of him stood in front of the stones. Something he can take to school to show his teacher and later keep next to his model which takes pride of place in his bedroom!

Pentre Ifan is one of the outstanding prehistoric site in Wales and should be on everyone’s ‘must do’ list. If you are planning a trip ‘way out west’ make sure to also visit nearby Castell Henllys – it makes for a good day out.
Posted by CARL
12th June 2014ce

Penlan Stones (Standing Stones) — Fieldnotes

A view from the road 8.6.14

On our way home after visiting Pentre Ifan we opted to travel along the B4329 through the lovely Preseli national Park. This gave me the opportunity to have a quick for the Penlan standing stones along the way.

The minor road running past the stones is very narrow with no parking or passing places. As is common in this part of the world the banks either side of the road are very high, with a hedge running along the top. I have often wondered why the hedgerows are like this in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

The two stones next to each other on the northern side of the road are the easiest to spot, although you have to climb to the top of the bank to see them. There is no public access to the stones so a ‘sneak’ visit would be in order if you wanted a closer look. Something I didn’t have time to do. As far as I could tell the feeding trough is no longer between the stones.

Continuing a short distance along the road I (eventually) spotted the solo stone on the opposite side of the road. Again, you have to climb up the bank and it is trickier to see as it is next to a hedgerow. At first I couldn’t see it but the sun came out and it became more pronounced, previously it blended into the hedge. Again, there is no public access to the stone.

The stones are certainly worth looking out for if you are in the area but you will need to be able to climb the bank to see them. There are good views out along the valley to the south-east.
Posted by CARL
10th June 2014ce
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