Devil's Pulpit

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The Devil's Pulpit

The Devil's Pulpit is a rocky limestone outcrop and scenic viewpoint located in the Forest of Dean District of Gloucestershire, England, within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is known for its views across the River Wye to Tintern Abbey, which stands on the opposite bank in Monmouthshire, Wales.

Access lies from the Offa's Dyke Path, and the site is close to the Offa's Dyke earthwork itself. It is possible to climb up onto the flat plateau of the rock, which can accommodate a few people. In the hollow behind the rock, lies an ancient yew tree, with its roots grown into and around a pile of stone.

Legend holds that the devil would preach from here to the monks and occupants of Tintern Abbey below.[1]

View of Tintern Abbey from the Devil's Pulpit
1845 view of Tintern Abbey from the Devil's Pulpit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Devil’s Pulpit, Overlooking the Wye. Retrieved 11 June 2017

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Coordinates: 51°41′33″N 2°39′45″W / 51.6924°N 2.6626°W / 51.6924; -2.6626