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Preseli Hills

Map of The Preseli Hills in Wales

 

 These high and scenic hills were once inhabited by ancient peoples who have left their marks on the landscape. Legends and myths have grown up to explain the stone constructions which were once the site of ritual and burial.  One peak, Carn Menyn, is thought to be the source of Stonehenge’s famous blue stones. Nearby is Bedd Arthur, the Preseli's own stone circle. Alongside this is the Golden Road, an old route from Ireland to Wessex.

 

                                                                       Pentre Ifan

Most mysterious of all the ancient sites is Pentre Ifan overlooking Newport. It is a Bronze Age cromlech or burial chamber that is traditionally the haunt of the Welsh faery folk frequently seen dancing around the stones dressed in red coats and pointed caps. Local folklore says Pentre Ifan was also used by the druids as an initiation site. Whatever the truth there is no disputing the benign power it exerts over all who visit it.

 

Carn Ingli, Preseli Hills

 

 

Overlooking it is Carn Ingli, the Hill of Angels, where Saint Brynach lived as a hermit and saw visions of angels. It is now a place where, spending the night alone, you will become a poet, a lover or a madman!

 

                                               The Preseli Hills

 

On the south side of the hills, you can visit the extensive old slate quarries at Rosebush and then eat or drink or hear Blue Grass music in the converted post office or visit the Tafarn Sinc – covered in metal sheeting – that was once the railway station.

 

Our favourite things to do in the Preseli Hills area

Visit Dyfed Shire Horse Farm.

Walking and pony trekking on The Preseli Hills

Visit Newport with its many shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Go to Pant Mawr Farmhouse Cheese farmshop and sample the delicious cow and goat milk cheeses

 

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