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Arthurs Stone

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Arthur's Stone (Maen Ceti in Welsh) is a Neolithic burial tomb on the north of Cefn Bryn on the Gower Peninsular, Wales. The suggested date of the tomb is some 2500 years BC.The name comes from any one of a number of tales and legends that link King Arthur to the area. At 4m long, 2m wide and 2.5m tall, the capstone stands on a series of supporting stones around the base to leave a hollow tomb beneath. The stone weighing in at 25 tonnes was originally left during the last ice age. However, the stone is some 10 tonnes lighter than when first mounted as sometime prior to 1693 the rock split in two. The exact reason is not known, but as with the name, many tales and legends abound as to the cause. King Henry VII and his troops, upon landing at Milford Haven whilst on their way to the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 are said to have made a detour to visit the famous stone. It was first excavated in 1870 by Sir Gardiner Wilkinson. To the west 105m away is Great Cairn, a circular pile of stones 16m diameter above a central grave.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Wales

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A: Great Cairn

di Richard Hope, 110 metri di distanza

105m west of Arthur's Stone on Cefn Bryn on the Gower Peninsular, Wales is the Neolithic burial tomb ...

Great Cairn

B: Millwood Fishpond, Penrice, Gower, Wales

di Richard Hope, 2.3 km di distanza

Mill Wood Fishpond stands in Mill Wood, an ancient woodland part of the Penrice Estate, Penrice, Gowe...

Millwood Fishpond, Penrice, Gower, Wales

C: Penrice Mill

di Richard Hope, 2.3 km di distanza

Penrice Mill stands in Mill Wood, an ancient woodland, part of the Penrice Estate. It was landscaped ...

Penrice Mill

D: Cefn Bryn

di Richard Hope, 3.5 km di distanza

Cefn Bryn, the backbone of the Gower Peninsular runs for 5 miles, made of old red sandstone, it is li...

Cefn Bryn

E: Parc Le Breos

di Richard Hope, 4.6 km di distanza

Parc le Breos burial chamber, Parc Cwm long cairn or Giants Grave as it is also known is a Neolithic ...

Parc Le Breos

F: Three Cliffs Bay Stream

di Phillip Roberts, 5.2 km di distanza

Three Cliffs Bay Stream

G: Three Cliffs Bay

di Phillip Roberts, 5.4 km di distanza

Three Cliffs Bay

H: Three Cliffs Bay Cave

di Phillip Roberts, 5.4 km di distanza

Three Cliffs Bay Cave

I: Three Cliffs Bay

di Phillip Roberts, 5.4 km di distanza

Three Cliffs Bay

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Wales

Questa è una vista generale di Wales

Wales (Cymru in the Welsh language) is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  The major cities are Cardiff, Swansea, Newport and Bangor.  The city of St. Davids is the smallest city in the UK with a population around 2000.  Wales itself has a population of around 3 million.  The Welsh language is spoken by around 20% of the population.

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