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Arthur's Stone, Dorstone

Arthur's Stone, Herefordshire is a Neolithic chambered tomb, or Dolmen, dating from 3,700 BC – 2,700 BC and is situated on the ridge line of a hill overlooking both the Golden Valley, Herefordshire and the Wye Valley, Herefordshire.LocationIt is located between the villages of Dorstone and Bredwardine, and more generally between Hereford to the east and Hay-on-Wye to the west, at Ordnance Survey. The tomb commands an elevated view to the south of the Golden Valley and the Brecon Beacons in the distance, and is bounded to the north by a small road (Arthur's Stone Lane) which dissects what would originally have been the site of the tomb's elongated mound.DescriptionThe tomb is topped by a large capstone, estimated to weigh more than 25 tonnes. The capstone rests on nine uprights and there is a curved, 4.6 metre long entrance passageway.To the north, there was once a cup-marked stone called the Quoit Stone. This can no longer be clearly seen, and now a stone to the south of the monument has become known as the Quoit Stone.The stones would originally have been buried within a mound, aligned north-south and of approximately 25 metres in length with an east-facing entrance and a south-facing false portal. The mound is now, however, almost completely eroded and the capstone is broken with a large section fallen from its underside.
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  • A bit hard to find but worth finding , on the top a a herefordshire hill (A big one) Free to enter a really touchy feely sort of thing that really brings ancient history back to life . Would advise an...  more »
  • Interesting chamber that is worth visiting as part of a walk but not for a specific visit. Over 5,000 years old.  more »
  • It’s the place I simply want my ashes scattered it is magical, beautiful and stunning. Views of the black mountains and golden valley. it is a place to calm the body  more »
  • Nice circular walk, some of it was a bit muddy. And a bit hilly. Nice views of the surrounding area.
  • Fantastic valley views, lovely little hidden prehistoric gem. Well worth a visit if nearby.
  • A prehistoric burial site. Beautiful views from here of Herefordshire. Worth the visit. We have come here a few times.
  • A bit out of the way, but interesting and the site offers a great view.
  • Let's be honest, it's a rock on a hilltop. I know it's a bit more than that. It's an ancient burial chamber on a hilltop with some fantastic views over the surrounding wooded valleys and countryside. It only takes 5 minutes to clamber all over the thing and you're done.
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