Beacon Ring Hillfort

The Beacon Ring hillfort in the region of Welshpool has seen numerous uses in its 3000 year history. The central burial hill, or round barrow, would have been formed around the Bronze age. Then, in the Iron age, a fort was built around the hill, probably due to it being the highest point on Long Mountain. The hill was likely used for beacon fires throughout the ages (hence the name) and by the 1860s was a popular haunt for witchcraft fans to dance about naked, or whatever it is they do. When Queen Elizabeth II (the current Queen)…

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