Rhos Y Beddau Stone Rows
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
There is a large diameter stone circle of 17 stones, varying in height from just 7 inches to 3 feet, measuring 37 feet across. Leading away from the east side of the circle is a row of 24 stones, leading off across the ridge for 150 feet. This is paralleled by another row of 19 stones. Many of the stones are exactly aligned with their counterparts on the other side of the rows. The end of one row terminates at a large cairn.
What is the significance of the row? The name may give a clue; Rhos-Y-Beddau translates as 'Moor of the Graves', which might suggest a connection to burial or ritual associated with death. The stone rows are set in an SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest), a breeding area for Peregrine falcons, hen harriers, and red kites.
About Rhos Y Beddau Stone Rows
Address: Llangynog, Powys, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 5 miles off the B4580 at Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant. Park as for Pistyll Rhaedr waterfall.
Photo Credit: Dave Dunford, 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
Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle - 4.4 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Tyfos Stone Circle (Ring of Tyfos) - 5.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llangar Church - 7.6 miles (Historic Church)
Llangadwaladr, St Cadwaladr's Church - 7.7 miles (Historic Church)
Llanfor Roman Camp - 8.3 miles (Roman Site)
Corwen, St Mael & St Sulien Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church)
Rug Chapel - 8.6 miles (Historic Church)
Tomen y Bala - 8.7 miles (Castle)
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