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Carreg Coetan Arthur

Arthur’s Quoit, Arthur’s Stone

A prehistorical burial chamber or dolmen located in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The site is situated near the town of Newport in the Preseli Hills, a region known for its rich archaelogical heritage.

Carreg Coetan Arthur is an ancient megalithic monument that dates back to the Neolithic period, estimated to have been built around 3500-3000 BC. It consists of a large capstone resting on three supporting upright stones, forming a chamber-like structure.

The name “Carreg Coetan Arthur” translates to “Arthur’s Quoit” or “Arthur’s Coetan Stone.” According to one legend, it is said that King Arthur threw the large capstone onto the supporting stones with incredible strength, giving rise to the name “Arthur’s Quoit.”

See also
Arthur’s Quoit | The Legend of King Arthur
Lligwy Cromlech | The Legend of King Arthur
Pembroke | The Legend of King Arthur