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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Darkwater76 (10 months ago)
Feel a bit tight giving 3 stars, but it is what it is. I don't want people thinking it is a 'tourist attraction' However ........... 5 stars for the real energy you can feel at these bronze age stones. Just touching them,you can feel the tingling sensation working through your fingers and into your hands. The stone is 'pudding stone' and made up of a lot of quartz, hence the resonance there. If you are into the energy contained in all things ✨️ and have a spiritual connection with the universe. Definitely go and visit. But to those more sceptical, its 3 stones in a scraggy field, as my dad would say............ I'm glad I've been. ?
Dave Pearson (11 months ago)
A fine historical site of interest unfortunately parking isn’t available and you have to be very careful walking along the road
Helen and Darren Fox (13 months ago)
Nice little place with no parking. Stones are really nice and very tall. Perfect little picnic spot and nice walks near by
Gill Gregory (18 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 (2 years 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.
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