Tyfos Stone Circle (Ring of Tyfos)
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) calls Tyfos a ring cairn, and suggests that the recumbent stones are simply kerb stones rather than an actual stone circle. There is no evidence that the stones ever stood upright, but it does seem that several have been removed. The circle lies within a larger circular area of levelled ground, so it seems likely there was much more to the site than just a stone circle.
The stones average between 1 and 2 feet tall. It is possible that the stones were erected first, and the cairn added later. Since you can see the Moel Ty Uchaf site (though not the stones themselves) from Tyfos, it begs the question of whether the two sites were related.
You can clearly see the stone circle from the road, but for a closer look you can ask at the farmhouse for permission to enter the field and wander amongst the stones.
About Tyfos Stone Circle (Ring of Tyfos)
Address: Llandrillo, Gwynedd, Wales, LL21 0TA
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a minor road 2 miles north west of Llandrillo. Directly beside the road in a farm field at Tyfos. Please ask at the farm for permission to enter the field.
Photo Credit: Eirian Evans, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Moel Ty Uchaf Stone Circle - 2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llangar Church - 3.1 miles (Historic Church)
Rug Chapel - 3.9 miles (Historic Church)
Corwen, St Mael & St Sulien Church - 4.3 miles (Historic Church)
Caer Drewyn Hill Fort - 5.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Rhos Y Beddau Stone Rows - 5.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Llanfor Roman Camp - 5.9 miles (Roman Site)
Tomen y Bala - 6.4 miles (Castle)
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