Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort in Wales

June 5, 2016.

Castell Henllys is a recreated Iron Age village in the area that was inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago.

The Iron Age village was entered through a gate. Gate in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThere were goats and pigs although they were in modern pens. Goats in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThe old fences would have looked more like this. Fence of woven wood in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesChives and camomile in the garden.Chives and Camomile daisy flowers in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThe village looks over a pastoral landscape.Thatched roof on a hut in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesDetail of a thatched roof within the Iron Age fort. Thatched roof in Henllys Iron Age Fort in WalesStinging nettles gathered for tea and soup just outside one of the huts.Stinging nettles gathered for tea and soup in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesInside this hut the women were prepping food.  Interior in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThe nettle soup on the boil. Pot over the fire in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThe bedchamber. Inside in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesWooden objects haven’t survived from this time so there was some decorative licence applied to the carving of this bench. Carved wooden bench in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesA wooded area near the river contained some interesting art which, like the wood carving on the bench, I suppose to be educated guesses.A Carved Wooden Face at Henllys Iron Age Fort in WalesTree monster.Tree monster in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesSuch an appealing face for a monster – he is constructed of something that looks like felt but must be more weatherproof – goat hair perhaps?
Tree monster in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesUnlike most places it appears that people were really big in the past.Big chair at Henlly's Iron Age Fort in WalesIn the museum were displays of how they lived. Plant ID in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesStone head in museum.
A stone face at the museum in the recreated village called Henllys Iron Age Fort in the area inhabited by Celtic tribespeople over 2000 years ago in WalesThe museum also included this fantastical map by Margaret Jones from Mabinogion, a Celtic classic of magic and myths from medieval times (around 1200 AD), giving rise to the stories of Tolkien and later King Arthur and his court. An illustrated map of Medieval Wales by Margaret JonesDetail of our route on the Lonely Planet map of Pembrokeshire. The Castell Henllys was our first stop after leaving Cardigan on the top right of the map. Lonely Planet map of Pembrokeshire. The Castell Henllys was our first stop after leaving Cardigan on the top right of the map.More about our 2016 trip to Wales.

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