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Bryn Cader Faner

This is probably one of the most impressive Bronze Age cairn remains in Wales. It has 18 upright slender jagged pillars giving the sense of a coronet, and has a footprint diameter of 8.7 metres. It is supposed that the cairn was used to intern the dead, and it has been damaged by treasure hunters over the years, with the centre of the cairn being dug out. It’s hard to believe, but during World War II this ancient monument was as a target for gunnery practice. There has never been a formal excavation of the cairn, probably because of its remote location. The nearest road is 4 Km from the site, and the walk is over merciless Welsh terrain.

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