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Llanmelin Wood



Llanmelin fort is run by CADW, so you can visit it (as long as you leave your dog at home). It was excavated in the 1930s, when finds confirmed its Iron Age roots, though it had been used later in medieval times. It may have been the capital of the Silures, before the wretched Romans whupped their behinds and built Caerwent to keep an eye on them, just to the south. The top of the fort has been cleared of trees, as you can see in this photo at 'Gathering the Jewels':
There is also a little outlying defended area to the north-east, by the road at ST 463928.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
13th June 2006ce

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