Trecastle Mountain (Y Pigwyn) Stone Circles
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The smaller circle, about 95 metres away, has only 5 stones remaining, standing up to 1 metre high. The entire circle is only about 8 metres across. Bronze age urns were discovered during excavations at burial mounds here.
The circles are very close to a pair of small Roman forts, or marching camps, and the course of a Roman road runs beside the site. A stone row and stone pillar are close by.
From Trecastle take the minor road beside the antique centre and carry on until the public road ends at a cattle grid. The road at this point follows the route of an old Roman road. The trail rises steadily and curves to the right, towards the summit of Y Pigwyn. Leave the track and head towards the field boundary on the edge of the moorland. You'll come to the largest circle atop a low rise. Don't stay on the track/Roman road as neither circle is visible from it. A good OS map will be handy!
About Trecastle Mountain (Y Pigwyn) Stone Circles
Address: Trecastle, Powys, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the A40
OS: SN833 310
Photo Credit: Dave Farmer, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
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