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Craig Gwrtheyrn


<b>Craig Gwrtheyrn</b>Posted by juameiImage © LiDAR Composite Dataset. Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v2.0.
Also known as:
  • Caer Gwrtheyrn

Nearest Town:Newcastle Emlyn (12km WSW)
OS Ref (GB):   SN43324027 / Sheet: 146
Latitude:52° 2' 17.45" N
Longitude:   4° 17' 4.54" W

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<b>Craig Gwrtheyrn</b>Posted by juamei


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Craig Gwrtheyrn (Vortigern's Rock).

Craig Gwrtheyrn is in the neighbourhood of Pencader in Carmarthenshire. According to an old legend, the disreputable old British King Vortigern, built a castle here in the fifth century; but he and his castle were destroyed by fire from heaven. There is also a story that Owen Glyndwr sleeps in a cave here.
From 'Folklore of West and Mid-Wales' by J C Davies (1911).
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th December 2009ce
Edited 17th December 2009ce