Megaliths and castles!

We saw a few old structures while we were in Pembrokeshire. These were the oldest.

These were neolithic (I think) burial sites, and there are several scattered round the coast. Our chief difficulty was finding them, as neither of them were signposted!

ancient stone burial site

This was called Carn Llidi and was along the coast path in quite a lonely, stony area. Anselm provides quite a good guide to the size of the stones.

rocky area

The kids enjoyed climbing on the rocks and attacking one another.

The second was called Carreg Samson and was in the middle of a farmer’s field. Here it is in the drizzle and murk…

megalithic burial site

As you can see, it is bigger than the other one…

megalith with people...

On the last day of our trip, we went to Pembroke Castle. The kids had fun because it is pretty intact for a medieval castle, with lots of steps to towers, narrow corridors leading all over the place and walks around the walls.

medieval castle


All those steps were very tiring!

three houses

I liked these little old houses outside the walls.

4 Replies to “Megaliths and castles!”

  1. Hi Liz,

    We would have all loved that sort of holiday too – a castle and ancient structures – what more could you ask for? Helen

  2. I love the pictures. My husband and I spent a month in France searching out megaliths and burial sights. They were amazing. We still plan to do the same thing in Britain some day.Theres pictures may push us over the edge and we may have to start planning! We have even built our own version of Stonehenge. You can see it on the Starcenterart page on the sidebar of my blog if you are interested. It is under landscape archetecture.

  3. It looks like you had a great trip. Thanks for posting all those pictures 🙂 I want to know how you get your son to keep his hair so short, LOL. My son has hair longer than mine!

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