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Standing Stone / Menhir


We visited the Druidstone having seen it identified on landranger map 171 as a standing stone. After walking several footpaths in the general area of Druidstone road, Cardiff, to no avail we called at a local property. The householder told us incorrectly that the stone was a boundary stone and removed in the 1950's. Undaunted we asked a couple of hikers who amazingly were looking for the same stone, and were also lost.

Eventually we did discover the stone in the grounds of Druidstone house. This is a private property and so access had to be agreed with residents.

Although impressive in size, being some 8 feet high and 4-5 feet in diameter we felt very dissapointed with the site. The stone is very neglected. It stands outside a ramshackle shed, in unkempt woodland and is adjacent to a number of properties on the private estate.

Directions:-On reaching Cardiff head for St Mellons on the B4487 turning off towards Began and Michaelstone y Fedw just before you reach St Mellons. After crossing a dual carriageway take the next right (Druidstone Road) The stone is located NE of Cardiff at Druidstone House.
Posted by jane54
8th January 2001ce

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