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Page 16. " The place where they met was Preseli in Dyfed "

The Preseli Hills/Mountains are to be found in north Pembrokeshire, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The inner circle of Stonehenge in Wiltshire is made of bluestone identical to that found in the Preseli Hills. This led to the theory that stone was transported from the Preseli Hills to Wiltshire, although it was acknowledged that this would have been a Herculean enterprise. Other theories suggest that bluestone was at some point deposited in the area of Stonehenge through glacial activity.

Preseli is also one of the areas visited by the Twrch Trwyth in ‘How Culhwch Won Olwen’.


Bedd Arthur stone circle in the Preseli Mountains
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeBedd Arthur stone circle in the Preseli Mountains - Credit: Andrew Howey