Grey Hill Stone Circle
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
In 1944 a local writer named Fred Hando suggested that two of the standing stones were arranged to form an alignment on the midwinter sunrise, but this claim is not widely accepted.
The stone circle has been dated to the Bronze age, roughly 2000 BC. The area is full of numerous prehistoric remains; within a short distance of the stone circle are other standing stones, several burial cairns, a possible stone row, hut circles, and a D-shaped field enclosure dating to the late Neolithic period.
VisitingThe stone circle is on the southern slopes of Grey Hill, east of the Wentwood Reservoir. Footpaths skirt the base of the hill to the south, and follow the ridge of the hill just north of the circle. Its best to park at the Wentwood car park and walk back south onto Grey Hill Common. A good OS map is useful!
About Grey Hill Stone Circle
Address: Caerwent, Monmouthshire, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 4 miles north west of Caerwent, off the A48
OS: ST438 935
Photo Credit: Jeremy Bolwell, 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
Llanmelin Wood Hill Fort - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Penhow Castle - 1.9 miles (Historic House)
Gaer Llwyd Chambered Tomb - 2.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Caerwent Roman Town - 2.5 miles (Roman Site)
Caerwent Castle - 2.6 miles (Castle)
Runston Chapel - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Veddw House Garden - 4.2 miles (Garden)
Caldicot Castle - 4.3 miles (Castle)
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