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While the stones themselves aren't much to look at, it's their remote setting that sets them apart. There's a well / spring nearby, a historic church and also an ongoing excavation of a fortified settlement which passersby can visit during the summer. Worth a detour...More
I found the coordinates for my Tom at home. When arriving and Tom announced we had reached our destination I was puzzled, there was just hedge. We drove on, truned left and found a tiny public car park. And then discovered the coordinates were exact...More
Took our grandkids here as they both interested in the history of the area info board was great but what wasn’t expected was there was a guy who said there was a an archaeological dig 100 yards down the road so we went and asked...More
This place is definately worth a stop at if you are in the area. Very interesting standing stones with a nice little story to read while there as well. Very easy to get to and can be seen from the road. We parked a little...More
Driving up into the Forest of Dean, we detoured via Wales driving through Trellech (just South of Monmouth) to visit the Harold Standing Stones.
The kids noticed the information board which made them giggle, as they were made from Pudding Stone No Less!
We love in the area and decided to look around closer to home. Clearly, this is an interesting area due to it being on the Welsh borders. If you're passing by on foot, bike or car do stop and have look around. Much more happened...More
The information board and tourist information give both facts and lore about these three stones, but the truth is no-one knows. Well worth the short walk from the pub to see them, and wonder over their origin and meaning.
I wanted to show these to my son as he has never seen standing stones before. We found the car park easily and set off on the footpath marked 'Harold's stones' but it was overgrown and impassable (particularly as we were both wearing shorts). On...More