Posted by: travelrat | April 19, 2016

The Gorsedd Circle

Gorsedd Stone Circle

Ruthin 15th April 2016

 We arrived at the Ruthin Castle Hotel long before the ‘proceedings’ were due to start. So, a walk to stretch my legs after the drive.

Just outside the hotel grounds, I found a stone circle. But, it wasn’t Wales’ answer to Stonehenge. Enquiries revealed that the Gorsedd Circle, as it’s called, was erected as late as 1973.

In that year, it was Ruthin’s turn to host the National Eisteddfod and the 12 stones of the circle represent the 12 old counties of Wales.

In the centre is the Logan Stone, from which the Arch Druid presided over the festival, and the ceremonial dances which were performed within the circle.

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