One of my favourite days out of our staycation was to Castell Henllys, a unique Iron Age hill fort recreated with replica Iron Age roundhouses, built right on top of the excavated remains of an existing hill fort, dating back 2,400 years, set in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
I love visiting old hill forts and really old castles, or as my beloved calls them, hills and walls 2 bricks high! Too be fair he isn’t far wrong, often there isn’t a great deal to see and much imagination is required. So to be able to visit a hill fort with roundhouses that are even furnished appropriately. To be able to sit in a roundhouse and enjoy the smell of woodsmoke. To be able to try your hand at grinding grain. How cool!
Very close by is Pentre Ifan which is one of the finest Neolithic tombs in Britain. With the capstone nearly 17feet long and probably weighing over 16 tons, it is quite incredible to consider this was all done before heavy machinery, and with such careful balance.
An absolutely fabulous day out, I just wish the day had been longer so we could have checked out all of the other very interesting spots in the area. We will definitely be going back soon.