History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The most striking stone has a very obvious ledge, and this has led to it being called the Stone of Sacrifice, though there is no evidence that any form of sacrifice ever took place here. Curiously, for a stone with such a name, there is a local tradition that if a newborn baby is laid on the ledge, it will have good luck for life!
Another legend connected to the circle says that a broken stone was rolled down the nearby hill, causing it to shatter, but in the morning it was restored to its place in the circle.
Excavations in 1957 found evidence of cremation remains. In the centre of the circle was a burial cist with the cremated remains of a child inside an urn. Nearby was a pit containing another urn with the cremated remains of a child.
Several prehistoric trackways run past the circle, which suggests that it was a place of some importance. The Druid's Circle is known as Meini Hirion in Welsh.
About Druid's Circle
Address: Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off the A55, then 1 mile walk
OS: SH723 746
Photo Credit: Chris Andrews, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Circle 275 - 0.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Maen y Bardd (Stone of the Bard) - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Conwy, St Mary's and All Saints Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Plas Mawr - 4 miles (Historic House)
Aberconwy Abbey - 4.1 miles (Abbey)
Conwy Suspension Bridge - 4.1 miles (Historic Building)
Conwy Town Walls - 4.1 miles (Historic Building)
Conwy Castle - 4.1 miles (Castle)
Nearest Holiday Cottages to Druid's Circle: