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Arthur's Stone

Chambered Tomb, Hereford & Worcester


Arthur's Stone, next to a field of sheep.

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The remains of a Neolithic chambered tomb. The name comes from the legend of King Arthur, various legends recount tales of a king, or giant killed by King Arthur buried here. Another claims this to be the burial place of the man himself! A large capstone is supported by nine uprights, and the foundations of a 4.6m long entrance passageway can be seen.

To the south is a stone known as the Quoit Stone bearing small man-made cup marks, again legend tells of Arthur's elbows as he prayed, or a giant's as he fell.

Access: Signposted from the B4348, 8km east of Hay-on-Wye.
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Rating: General Impression 3, Ambience 2, Access 4

Personal: Worth visiting on the way to the bookshops of Hay-on-Wye, where you are guaranteed to find a book on virtually any subject


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