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Foel Trigarn is a famous multivallate Iron Age hillfort and landmark in the east of the Preseli Hills. Experts have identified 3 main enclosures as well as at least 227, possibly 270, sites of Iron Age dwellings.  Ditches can be clearly made out by a layman.  Though Foel Trigarn is thought to have been a major centre of population, possibly the headquarters of a tribal leader, it is not considered likely that these dwelling sites were all occupied simultaneously, but over many centuries.  In short, this was probably a prehistoric village.  Three enormous cairns on the summit give the hill its name.  These are believed to be communal Bronze Age burial mounds.  Because they are believed not have been plundered, it has been concluded that those that lived on Foel Trigarn venerated their ancestors and that the hill may well have been a sacred site.  Both Iron Age and Roman artefacts have been found.

Post code approximate.  Access by foot only wearing suitable clothing. Parking in a layby on a nearby road.

Nr Crymych
Post Code
SA41 3SG
Main Historic Period
Useful Website Address
Bedd Arthur, Pentre Ifan, Cilgerran Castle
Primary Management
Local Authority

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