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Mynydd-y-Castell

Hillfort

<b>Mynydd-y-Castell</b>Posted by thesweetcheatImage © A. Brookes (1.12.2012)
Nearest Town:Maesteg (6km NE)
OS Ref (GB):   SS806867 / Sheet: 170
Latitude:51° 33' 57.56" N
Longitude:   3° 43' 22.29" W

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I visited this site last week whilst spending the afternoon at Margam Park with the family. Margam Park is free to enter but you are charged for parking (£3.50). Behind the stately home there is a cafe / shop. Running alongside the cafe is a path heading north. Follow this path and you will shortly come to a gate. Go through the gate and follow the path straight ahead (not the path to the right). You then come to two large trees - one each side of the path. Come off the path here and make your way up the hill through the trees and bushes. It is a steep climb with no paths but it does take you to top of the hillfort. There is not much of a view due to the trees and the only obvious remains I could see was a single ditch/rampart along the south west side. There is also a large modern squarish 'building' in the middle of the hillfort which must be to do with Margam Park House? The hillfort gets a mention in the visitors guide you can buy. This is a good place to spend a few hours and will also give you the chance to nip of for a quick hillfort visit! Posted by CARL
22nd July 2010ce

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Strange goings-on (well possibly), at the hillfort, as related by Bamboo at the Fortean Times Message Board. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
25th July 2010ce
Edited 25th July 2010ce