Castell Henllys

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Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort
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Castell Henllys is located in Wales
Castell Henllys
Location within Wales
Coordinates 52°01′01″N 4°44′42″W / 52.017°N 4.745°W / 52.017; -4.745Coordinates: 52°01′01″N 4°44′42″W / 52.017°N 4.745°W / 52.017; -4.745
Type Archaeological open-air museum
Website Castell Henllys

Castell Henllys (Welsh, "castle of the old court") is an important archaeological site in north Pembrokeshire, Wales, between Newport and Cardigan.

This Iron Age hillfort has been the subject of an ongoing excavation for more than twenty years, accompanied by an exercise in reconstruction archaeology whereby experiments in prehistoric farming have been practised. Four roundhouses and a granary have been reconstructed on their original Iron Age foundations, some 2,000 years old, the only site in Britain where this has been done.[1]

During the summer the site acts as a training excavation for young archaeologists. The site is a popular visitor attraction[2] and is owned by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

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  1. ^ Dave Parkinson (5 July 2018). "Roundhouse built on site of existing Iron Age fort near Cardigan". Tivyside Advertiser. Retrieved 5 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Visit Pembrokeshire: Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort". Retrieved 4 April 2018. 

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