Arthur’s Stone

 

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.

The tomb is one of many prehistoric monuments in western England and Wales to be linked with the legend of King Arthur.

Some tales suggest the tomb was built to mark the location of one of King Arthur’s battles, while others tell that the stones were already present when Arthur slew a giant on the spot, who fell onto the stones and left indentations in one of them, which remain to this day.

Others suggest the indentations on the Quoit Stone were left by Arthur’s knees or elbows as he knelt there to pray.

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