Arthur's Stone

Arthur's Stone

Stroll around this striking burial chamber

Above the hills in Herefordshire’s Golden Valley is where you’ll find the magnificent Arthur’s Stone, once a Neolithic burial chamber dating back 5,000 years.

Bring the dog, pack a waterproof and head out in some comfy walking boots to explore the site, imagining the events that must have happened here even before its link to King Arthur in the 13th-century.

Grab an energy boost

But before you embark on your historical adventure, perhaps you’d like a hearty pub lunch to send you off?

Just a seven-minute drive away is The Pandy Inn, a 12th-century building brimming with charming character.

James, Lisa, and the team will be on hand to welcome you inside the pub’s warm and friendly atmosphere.

As you look around the oldest pub in Herefordshire, you’ll immediately be transported back in time with the cosy exposed brick and traditional log burner.

Make yourself comfortable among the snug interiors and order a pint of real ale or cider to go with a sizable rib-eye steak – the perfect combination to start your day at the fascinating Arthur’s Stone.

Time for some discovery

You’ll see there’s an isolated stone as you walk around the burial chamber, probably once used as a false entrance and a visual focus for ceremonies.

See if you can spot the stone where, according to legend, King Arthur fought a giant who fell and left an impression of his huge elbow.

There's never been an excavation here, but similar sites close by have discovered arrowheads, pottery, and even skeletal remains!

Take a moment to reflect on the events that must have happened here, surrounded by stunning countryside and the distant sound of birdsong to keep you company.

The gripping history will keep you coming back

Wandering through some beautiful landscapes to uncover centuries of events will leave you feeling inspired.

Be sure to come back and bring a group of good friends for the experience – you’ll want to share the extraordinary tales of Arthur’s Stone.

Upper Bodcott,
Arthurs Stone Lane,
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