Just north of the ridge summit of Cefn Bryn, there is a neolithic burial ground, known as 'Arthur's Stone' (Maen Ceti). Its name comes from a legend that the ancient British King Arthur threw a large stone from Llanelli which landed on this spot.

It is believed that during the Bronze Age Cefn Bryn was used extensively for ceremonies and rituals. Beneath the bracken on the hill over sixty cairns have been discovered. Most of these are likely to be no more than collections of stones cleared by local farmers; but just north-west of Arthur's Stone three prominent cairns have been excavated that prove their ancient role - the largest being Great Cairn, a circular heap of stones above a central grave.

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Founded: 2500 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Emma Siân Green (3 years ago)
Lovely walk at the top of the Gower, with views North & South and this legend on top
Ollie Alderson (4 years ago)
Went at sunset, great view with a nice breeze. Good place for a evening stroll. There's a bit of parking nearby, but not much so wouldn't guarantee space
Mark Magri-Overend (4 years ago)
Incredible to think about how primitive man raised this large stone on to stilt supports
Helen Morris (4 years ago)
Easy walk, fantastic views. There are plenty of coastal and country views with walk; that accompany them.
David Bates (4 years ago)
Proper good rock. Had a right banging time up there. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.
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