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Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - an ancient monument on the Island of Anglesey.

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones SH462669

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Height Gauge

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - and the webmaster as a height gauge

This impressive ancient monument is worth a visit - believe me! From Brynsiencyn take the A4080 towards Newborough. On the left hand side of the road you will come to a lay by with a CADW sign for Castell Bryn Gwyn. I believe that if I had walked back a little to the direction I came from then I would have come to a stile that is slightly easier access to the stones. However, what I did was to go to the Castell Bryn Gwyn site. From there I crossed the ancient site, and looking to my left I saw a farm. I crossed the field and over a farm gate. Turning into the farm yard I came to a stile over a wall. I crossed it and keeping to the right hand fence I soon arrived at the site of these spectacular stones, which in fact form part of the fence.

Two of the tallest standing stones in Wales, and originally reputed to be part of a circular stone henge, but this has never been proven. The taller stands at over 13 feet (4m), and the other at 10 feet (3m).

There are marks to the top of the tallest of the stones that I have read on other websites line up with either the sun or the stars. The fact appears to be that well into the last century a cottage stood right up to this stone, and the marks are from the cottage roof purlins.



Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones with Snowdonia in the background

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones with Snowdonia in the background

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones  as gate posts

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones as gate posts

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones Gate Digitally Removed

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones Gate Digitally Removed

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Height Gauge - Shorter Stone

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Height Gauge - Shorter Stone

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Purling Holes

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Purling Holes

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Surface Lichen

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Surface Lichen

Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Taller Stone

Anglesey, Ancient Monument, Bryn Gwyn Standing Stones - Taller Stone

 




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