Iron Age Sites

Mwnt Iron Age FortDotted around Cardigan and St Dogmaels are a few Iron Age sites.
Just on the outskirts north of Cardigan is Banc Y Warren, this odd shaped hill looks out of place in the landscape and is home to the remains of and Iron Age fortification. There is not much left of the structure here probably due to the hillock being predominantly sand and having weathered badly over the last 2000 years.
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Further north on the coastline you will find Mwnt (top photo). This small cove is also home to and Iron Age hill fort which has also weathered badly. A trained eye will be required here to find the remains.
More on the Mwnt fort here…

Castell Henllys Iron Age hutsHead south from Cardigan along the A487 passing through Eglwyswrw and on towards Newport and you will discover the Castell Henllys Iron Age fort – possibly the best known site of its kind in west Wales. The site has been reconstructed with interpretations of Iron Age huts built in the positions of the original huts excavated some years back on the site. There is also an interpretation centre and a shop here. Daily events and tours during the summer months make this a great day out for adults and children alike.
More on Castell Henllys here… 

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