Harold's Stones

Monmouth, United Kingdom

Three large monoliths called Harold's Stones are located in a field on the eastern side of the B4293 to the south of Trellech. The stones are on slightly elevated ground close to running water and springs, which might be relevant to the choice of site. They are believed to date back to the Bronze Age. Such remains are rare in this part of Wales. They derive their name from a legend that they mark the spot at which three chieftains fell in battle with Harold Godwinson, who defeated the Welsh in Gwent in 1063. In another legend the stones were flung from Skirrid by the mythical Jack o' Kent in a competition with the Devil.

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Founded: 2500-800 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in United Kingdom

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Gill Gregory (5 months ago)
Park near big church on side road. If you take dogs make sure they on leash as going through a footpath/field with sheep in. Well worth having a walk to see. 5 minute walk from Lost City of Trellech.
CAZ O (7 months ago)
Fabulous stones in a field just outside the village. There is no parking at the site, but there is a lay by 100 feet away near some houses. Well worth a visit to the church in the village. Has a Sun dial that depic the 3 stones.
Kathryn Fowler (17 months ago)
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. Entrance to the field containing the stones is through a brightly painted green gate off the main road. They are included in a local history trail and there is an information board telling the history and possible purposes of the stones which is interesting.
Nigel Wyke (2 years ago)
Awsome place and experiance
Deborah Matura (2 years ago)
A hidden magical gem. Somewhat hard to find on the outskirts of Trellach we nearly missed them but they are signposted from the roadside. Definitely worth a visit if you're intrigued & spellbound by standing stones ?
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