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Gwynedd

County

Sites/Groups in this region:

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Allt Lwyd Cairn(s)
18 posts
Anafon Valley cairns Cairn(s)
33 posts
Aran Fawddwy Round Cairn
14 posts
Arenig Fach Round Cairn
29 posts
Arthog Standing Stones Ring Cairn
55 posts
Bachwen Burial Chamber Chambered Tomb
2 posts
Bardsey Island Island
22 posts
Bedd y Brenin Round Cairn
7 posts
Betws Fawr Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Bodfan Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
14 posts
Bronheulog Chambered Cairn
12 posts
Bron-llety-Ifan Cup Marked Stone
22 posts
Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber
6 posts
Bryniau'r Tyddyn Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
Bryn-y-Castell Hillfort
88 posts
Bryn Cader Faner Cairn(s)
4 posts
Bryn Seward settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
25 posts
Bryn Seward Stones Stone Row / Alignment
23 posts
Bwlch ym Mhwll-le (Llefn) Cairn(s)
5 posts
Bwlch y Rhiwgyr Cairn(s)
2 posts
Cadair Gawrdaf Christianised Site
8 posts
Cader Ellyll Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Caerberllan Farm Standing Stone / Menhir
35 posts
Caer-Dyni Burial Chamber
1 post
Caer Carreg-y-fran Hillfort
12 posts
Caer Eini Hillfort
4 posts
Cae'r Mynach Cairn(s)
7 posts
Caer Pencraig (Ty'n y Caeau) Hillfort
6 posts
Cairn below Pared y Cefn hir Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cairn N of Moel Wnion Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cairn SW of Carnedd Dafydd Cairn(s)
3 posts
Cairn, S of llyn Caerwych Cairn(s)
10 posts
3 sites
Cairn, upon a woodland saddle Round Cairn
4 posts
Capel Maethlon Round Barrow(s)
9 posts
Capel Tan-y-Foel Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Carneddau Hengwm Cairn(s)
3 posts
Carnedd-y-Filiast Cairn(s)
27 posts
Carnedd Dafydd Cairn(s)
1 post
Carnedd Howell Cairn(s)
53 posts
Carnedd Llewelyn Cairn(s)
4 posts
Carnedd Moel y Ci Cairn(s)
31 posts
Carnedd y Saeson Cairn(s)
47 posts
Carn Fadryn Hillfort
9 posts
Carn March Arthur Natural Rock Feature
26 posts
Carreg y Big (Arthog) Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Castell Odo Hillfort
20 posts
Castell y Gaer (Llangelynin) Hillfort
20 posts
Cefn Caer Euni Circles Ring Cairn
Cefn Coch (Dolbenmaen) Stone Circle (Destroyed)
1 post
Cefn Ddwysarn Camp Hillfort
3 posts
Cefn Graenog Cairn I Cairn(s)
2 posts
Cefn Graenog Cairn II Cairn(s)
30 posts
Cefn Isaf Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
27 posts
Cerrig Arthur Stone Circle
10 posts
1 site
Cerrig y Cledd Standing Stone / Menhir
20 posts
Cist Cerrig Burial Chamber
7 posts
Coed-y-Bedo Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
21 posts
Coed Aber round house Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Coed Creigiau-Cathod Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Coed Croes Cairn(s)
4 posts
Coed y Brain Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
Coety Bach Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
28 posts
Cors y Gedol Burial Chamber
13 posts
Craig-y-Dinas Hillfort
17 posts
Craig-y-Llyn (Cadair Idris) Cairn(s)
33 posts
Craig-yr-Aderyn Hillfort
1 post
Craig-y-Waun Hillfort
21 posts
Craig Cwmbychan Round Cairn
35 posts
Craig Cwm-Silyn Round Cairn
3 posts
Craig yr Aderyn cairn Cairn(s)
30 posts
Craig y Castell Hillfort
1 post
Craig y Castell North Hillfort
26 posts
Craig y Dinas Hillfort
20 posts
Craig y Dinas Cairnfield Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
19 posts
1 site
Cras Cairn(s)
7 posts
Creigiau Gwineu Hillfort
8 posts
Cwm Caseg, Carneddau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Cwm Croesor Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Cwm Ffrydlas, Carneddau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Cwm Gafr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Cwm Main Cairn(s)
1 post
Cwm Mawr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
1 post
Cwm Mawr Stone Circle (Destroyed)
2 posts
Cwm Moch Cairn(s)
1 post
Cwm Ystradllwyn Standing Stones
12 posts
Dinas [Beddgelert] Hillfort
42 posts
Dinas Dinlle Cliff Fort
7 posts
Dinas Dinorwig Hillfort
34 posts
Dinas Emrys Hillfort
7 posts
Dinas Oleu Hillfort
7 posts
Dinas, Porth Iago Promontory Fort
16 posts
Dinas Ty-Du Hillfort
5 posts
Dinas (Y Felinheli) Promontory Fort
6 posts
Dolddeuli Standing Stone / Menhir
45 posts
Drosgl Cairns Cairn(s)
4 posts
Drosgl (Northern slopes) Cairn(s)
5 posts
Drws-y-Coed Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
71 posts
Dyffryn Ardudwy Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
48 posts
Dyffryn Mymbyr Stone Circle
22 posts
Eglwys Gwyddelod Ring Cairn
13 posts
Fach-Goch Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Ffridd Bryn Dinas Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
10 posts
Ffridd Newydd Stone Circle
2 posts
Foel Caethle Hillfort
14 posts
Foel Cwm-Sian Lwyd Cairn(s)
15 posts
Foel Dduarth Enclosure
11 posts
Foel Dduarth (west) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Foel Faner Hillfort
5 posts
Foel Llanfendigaid Hillfort
14 posts
Foel Offrwm, Lower Settlement Hillfort
5 posts
Foel y Geifr Cairn(s)
3 posts
Fortified hut settlement above Rachub Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Gamallt Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
9 posts
Garnedd Fach, Y Carneddau Round Cairn
16 posts
Garnedd Goch Round Cairn
9 posts
Garnedd Uchaf Cairn(s)
13 posts
Garnedd Wen Round Cairn
30 posts
Garn Bentyrch Hillfort
38 posts
Garn Boduan Hillfort
3 posts
Garn Saethon Hillfort
17 posts
Garth Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Gelli Ffrydiau Hillfort
1 post
Glynllifon Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Goleuwern Round Cairn
6 posts
Graeanog Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Gwastadgoed Standing Stones
6 posts
Gwastadgoed cairns Cairn(s)
29 posts
2 sites
Gwern Einion Burial Chamber
15 posts
Gyrn Ddu Cairn(s)
2 posts
Gyrn Ddu cairn Cairn(s)
8 posts
Hafodlas Cairn Circle Cairn circle
42 posts
Hafotty-Fach Cairns Cairn(s)
12 posts
Hafotty-Fach Stones Standing Stones
39 posts
Harlech Circle Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
8 sites
Harlech Standing Stones Standing Stones
11 posts
Hengwm Ring Cairn Ring Cairn
9 posts
Iwerddon Cairn(s)
17 posts
Llanbedr Church Stone Carving
30 posts
Llanbedr Stones Standing Stones
5 posts
Llandegai Cursus Cursus (Destroyed)
12 posts
Llangwnnadl Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Llawllech Cairn(s)
9 posts
Llecheiddior Stone Circle
10 posts
Llecheiddior Cairns Cairn(s)
19 posts
Llech-y-Doll Burial Chamber
21 posts
Llech Idris Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
Llwyndyrys Standing Stone / Menhir
3 posts
Llyn Conwy Cairn(s)
2 posts
Llyn Eiddew-Bach Stone Circle
13 posts
Llyn Eiddew-Bach Kerbed Cairn
4 posts
Llyn Eiddew-Bach Round Cairns Cairn(s)
3 posts
Llyn Gafr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
4 posts
Llyn Llagi Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Llyn Stwlan, Moelwyns Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
8 posts
Llyn yr Adar Cist
1 post
Maen du'r Arddu Natural Rock Feature
10 posts
Maen Llwyd (Bronaber) Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Maen Llwyd (Plas Newydd) Standing Stone / Menhir
22 posts
Maen Melyn Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Maen Twrog Standing Stone / Menhir
19 posts
Maes y Caerau Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
10 posts
Maes y Gaer Hillfort
24 posts
Meuryn Isaf Kerbed Cairn
12 posts
Moelfre, Y Rhinogydd Round Cairn
41 posts
Moel Eilio Cairn(s)
11 posts
Moel Faban Arrow Stone Carving
27 posts
2 sites
Moel Faban, Carneddau Cairn(s)
25 posts
Moel Goedog Hillfort
16 posts
Moel Goedog East Ring Cairn
24 posts
Moel Goedog West Ring Cairn
7 posts
Moel Gwynus Standing Stone / Menhir
50 posts
Moel Hebog Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
41 posts
Moel Offrwm Hillfort
31 posts
Moel Wnion Cairn(s)
26 posts
Moel yr Eglwys Cairn(s)
5 posts
Moel yr Ogof Round Cairn
7 posts
Moel y Garnedd, Gwastadros Cairn(s)
6 posts
Moel y Geifr Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
24 posts
Moel y Gest Hillfort
6 posts
Morfa Abererch Standing Stone / Menhir
32 posts
Mynydd Carnguwch Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Mynydd Clywedog Stone Row / Alignment
1 post
Mynydd Du Settlement, Carnedd Dafydd Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
16 posts
Mynydd Graig Goch Cairn(s)
37 posts
Mynydd Mawr Round Cairn
3 posts
Mynydd Mawr (Aberdaron) Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Mynydd Moel, Cadair Idris Cairn(s)
9 posts
Mynydd Pentre Cairn(s)
7 posts
Mynydd Rhiw Ancient Mine / Quarry
15 posts
Mynydd Rhiw Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
13 posts
Mynydd Tir y Cwmwd Burial Chamber
12 posts
Mynydd y Llyn Round Cairn
11 posts
Nant-y-Llys Long Cairn
6 posts
Nant Gwrtheyrn Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
1 site
Pandy Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Pant Clyd Cairn(s)
5 posts
Pant Ifan Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
Parciau Gleison Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Parc Gelli Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
50 posts
Pared-y-Cefn-Hir Hillfort
6 posts
Pared Mawr Cliff Fort
22 posts
Penarth Chambered Tomb
12 posts
Penbryn Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
36 posts
Penllech Coetan Arthur Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
3 posts
Pentre Farm Round Barrow(s)
3 posts
Pen-y-Bwlch Enclosure
8 posts
Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort
20 posts
Pen-y-Gaer (Aberglaslyn) Hillfort
1 post
Pen-Y-Gaer and Nant Castell Hillfort
6 posts
Pen-y-Gaer (Bethesda) Hillfort
15 posts
Pen-Y-Gaer (Llanaelhaearn) Hillfort
1 post
Pen-y-Garreg Hillfort
2 posts
Pen-y-Gelli Cairn(s)
9 posts
Pen-y-Gwryd (Cairn SE of) Round Cairn
Pen-y-Stryda Stone Circle
4 posts
Pen Dinas camp Hillfort
6 posts
Plas Cregennen Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
2 posts
Rhiw Goch Stone Natural Rock Feature
25 posts
Settlement north of Cwm Dyli power station Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
27 posts
Sling Burial Chamber
15 posts
1 site
Standing Stones West of Pont Scethin Standing Stones
9 posts
Tal-y-Llyn
5 posts
Tal y Garreg and Llechlwyd Hillfort
30 posts
Tan-y-Muriau Chambered Cairn
18 posts
Tarrenhendre Round Cairn
7 posts
Tir-Bach Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Tir Gwyn 1 (North) Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Tir Gwyn 2 (south) Standing Stone / Menhir
72 posts
Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort
29 posts
Trum Gelli Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Trum y Ddysgl Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
12 posts
Trwyn Porth Dinllaen Promontory Fort
14 posts
Twll Pant-hiriol Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
5 posts
Tyddyn Mawr Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Waen Bant Standing Stone / Menhir
17 posts
Waun Fach Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
16 posts
Waun Hir Ring Cairn
26 posts
Waun Oer Stone Row / Alignment
6 posts
Yr Aelgerth Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
18 posts
Yr Eifl Round Cairn
47 posts
Yr Wyddfa Cairn(s) (Destroyed)
29 posts
Ystumcegid Dolmen / Quoit / Cromlech
10 posts
Y Ffor Burial Chamber
8 posts
Y Ffor Menhir Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Y Foel Hillfort
20 posts
Y Foel Cairns Cairn(s)
59 posts
Y Garn, Nantlle Ridge Cairn(s)
38 posts
Y Gyrn Cairn(s)
Sites of disputed antiquity:
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Afon Anafon Arrow Stone Carving
7 posts
Criccieth Hillfort
9 posts
Croes Faen
3 posts
Ffridd Fedw Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Ffridd y Beudail Standing Stone / Menhir
7 posts
Kenric's Stone and Llanelltyd Church Christianised Site
11 posts
Llyn Ogwen Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
3 posts
Madryn Castle Settlement Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
11 posts
Parc Bach Burial Chamber
1 post
Pont Scethin mounds Artificial Mound
34 posts
Sarn Meyllteyrn Standing Stone / Menhir
6 posts
St Cadfan's churchyard, Tywyn Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Trefllys Standing Stone / Menhir
10 posts
Ty'n-llywyn Pentir Standing Stones

News

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Welsh storms expose Stone Age landscape


Video published on the BBC News web site on 23rd January 2014:
Winter storms which battered the coast of Wales have exposed previously hidden traces of the area's Stone Age landscape.

A four mile stretch of coastline near Tywyn on the west coast of Wales was so altered by the sea that it was pushed back 50 feet (15 metres)... continues...
Kammer Posted by Kammer
23rd January 2014ce
Edited 23rd January 2014ce

Legendary Welsh lake to be bought for the nation


National Trust has raised £1m to buy a farm encompassing a lake considered one of the most beautiful and emblematic in Wales.

There were concerns that Llyn Dinas in Snowdonia and its shoreline could be turned into a water sports centre if it were not saved for the nation... continues...
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
16th November 2011ce

Tyddyn Pandy Archaeological Find


A friend of mine was telling me about this the other day. Apparently they have now moved the proposed building site for the school and archaeological digs are on-going Caernarfon

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faerygirl Posted by faerygirl
11th June 2010ce
Edited 11th June 2010ce

Remains Could Lie Under Proposed Building in Wales


Experts believe important prehistoric remains could lie under a proposed international sheepdog centre near Bala, in North Wales. Gwynedd Archaeological Planning Service stepped in after realising there is a prehistoric and Roman site close by... continues...
Kozmik_Ken Posted by Kozmik_Ken
16th December 2003ce
Edited 19th March 2007ce

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Snowdonia Summit Cairns


Fantastic catalogue of Snowdonia summit cairns. Click the numbers on the map and links take you to detailed plans of the cairns.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
2nd August 2011ce

Gwynedd Sites and Monuments Record


Address and contact details for this service.
IronMan Posted by IronMan
2nd May 2002ce
Edited 7th April 2013ce

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Craig y Dinas (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

I first came across this defended settlement whilst blue spotting on Coflein some years ago, always keen to find somewhere new to observe I spied it through the looking glass that is google earth, and it looked good.
But it can take me a while to get there, sometimes it can take years, as it did here. During my journeys elsewhere, esteemed TMA'er Gladman came over and had a look and provided much picturey goodness, it does look good. I'm on my way Craig.

Two dolmens, a cairn circle, five standing stones, and a cairn have seen us through most of the day, but Ive seen them all before so as far as I'm concerned I've saved the best til last.
Dark skies are brooding over the mountains, there is no threat of rain from them, this afternoon they are for aesthetic appearance only. But Thesweatcheat and I are basking in the late golden glow of a beautiful December day, the light right now is just sweet, you could bottle it up and sell it for a million pounds a bottle. Bloody cold though, the biting winds are searching out gaps in my umpteen layers of clothing, there are no gaps, but it's still cold.

Leaving the Pont Scethin stones behind us we head south walking the more or less level ridgeway up to the fort, the ground is littered profusely with rocks, I note like Gladman the small pointy ones that remind us of those black and white horses, whilst noting them I cracked my knee on a big rock, cor strewth that hurt, still does several days later, heroically I said nothing .
As anticipated we reached the fort, as this is the easiest route to the fort I was kind of expecting the entrance to be here, but it weirdly is just left around the corner on the forts east side, but we didn't know that until we had already climbed up and over the high rampart, instead of the expected entrance there are two extra lines of ramparts at the north end.

Once in the fort I follow Alken on an anticlockwise peripheral walk, but I soon get distracted by the large chunk of sloping bedrock with a small boulder resting upon it's very top, I park my arse on the slope and take in the scene, it is very lovely. The sea view is a good one, that's where the blue sky and sunshine are coming from, the far off Lleyn peninsula succeeds in looking further away than it is, the Afon Ysgethin is a river of lava, lit up perfectly by the soon to be setting sun.
The mountain view is better still, dark clouds keep the peaks mostly in shadow whilst the sun does it's thing lighting up the mountain sides, the way light hits something at this time of day is, well, it's special, it shouldn't be, it's just the ground interacting with light that's spent longer in the Earths atmosphere, but, my it makes you take a deep breath and stare longingly for this kind feeling all the time.

Three of us have been here now but the other two both said it was better than they were expecting, do they not do there homework, tsk, for me it was just what I was expecting, I knew it would be a good one, and the good weather was a true bonus, Voodoo priestess I love you.
The walls, in places, are in what looks like still genuine iron age build, true I wouldn't know if there's a difference between their walling techniques and those from other time periods, but it's there, and it looks good. Presently we have worked our way round to the entrance, it's a bit small, and curly, and someone has shifted rocks around to make a throne, are you seeing this Fowler, i'm looking your direction. Out of the entrance and down hill fifty yards are hut circles, I think I saw four, one of them is in very good condition, very good for almost gone anyway.

Back up to the fort and it's time for the sun to sink into a low bank of cloud that hugs the far horizon, once more I totally and inadequately manage to photograph the moment. A few deep breaths later and it is sadly time to go, there will not be time to search out the cairnfield almost right next to the fort, it is going dark and we've a long drive home, nothing more to look forward to today except the drive home with lovely Lisa Tarbuck, but I will most assuredly be back soon, well, relatively soon.

Oh God, is that Dale Farkin Winton?
postman Posted by postman
6th December 2016ce

Craig y Dinas (Hillfort) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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