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Short Guides to Archaeological Sites in mid and north-east Wales


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The following list of short guide leaflets has been prepared for use in conjunction with the teaching packs and other educational material produced by the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust to promote the use of archaeology within the National Curriculum in Wales. Their aim is to provide summary information for teachers (and others) wishing to visit local sites in mid and north-east Wales as a part of the History syllabus.

The guides listed below are only a sample of the sites that you might care to visit. If you are looking for further examples of local sites that you could visit please feel free to contact the Sites and Monuments Record and Heritage Management Service of the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust to discuss suggestions.

The Archaeological remains at Llyn Brenig
A short guide to the prehistoric burials and medieval hafotai reconstructed around the Brenig reservoirs near Ruthin in north Wales

Caer Drewyn Hillfort
A short guide to Caer Drewyn Iron Age hillfort near Corwen in north Wales

Ffrydd Faldwyn Hillfort
A short guide to Ffridd Faldwyn Iron Age hillfort near Montgomery in mid Wales

Moel Fenlli Hillfort
A short guide to Moel Fenlli and other Iron Age hillforts on the Clwydian Hills in north Wales

Brecon Gaer Roman Fort
A short guide to the Roman fort at Brecon Gaer in mid Wales

Castell Dinas Bran Hillfort and Castle
A short guide to the medieval castle and Iron Age hillfort at Castell Dinas Bran near Llangollen in north Wales

Hen Domen Castle
A short guide to the Norman motte and bailey castle at Hen Domen near Montgomery in mid Wales

Tretower, Bronllys and Builth Castles
A short guide to three medieval castles in Brecknockshire, mid Wales

Montgomery Castle
A short guide to the medieval castle at Montgomery in mid Wales

Castell Tinboeth and New Radnor Castle
A short guide to two medieval castles in Radnorshire in mid Wales

Flint, Rhuddlan and Denbigh Castles
A short guide to three medieval castles in north Wales

Valle Crucis Abbey and Eliseg's Pillar
A short guide to the medieval Cistercian Abbey at Valle Crucis, and the neighbouring early medieval monument to Eliseg, near Llangollen in north Wales

For further information and advice please contact the Trust's SMR officer at this address.


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Llyn Brenig Caer Drewyn Hillfort Valle Crucis Abbey and Eliseg's Pillar Castell Dinas Bran Hen Domen Castle Montgomery Castle Castell Tinboeth and New Radnor Castle Tretower Castles Brecon Gaer Roman Fort Rhuddlan Castle Ffryd Faldwyn Hillfort Flint Caslte Clwydian Hillforts Builth Wells Castle Bronllys Castle