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Awyrlun o dirwedd arfordirol / Aerial photograph of coastal landscape

Come and Discover Castell Bach on the Ceredigion Coast!

Castell Bach is one of Ceredigion’s few coastal Iron Age forts, which occupies a spectacular but secluded location. Questions remains about why it was built in this particular location and to what extent coastal erosion has reduced the size of the fort seen today.

Dominating the inlet at Castell Bach is a freestanding coastal stack which appears to have artificial platforms cut into its pointed summit. Was this originally part of the fort before it was cut away by coastal erosion or was this always separate, perhaps reached by a now eroded land bridge between fort and stack?

Our CHERISH project team have been working hard to answer these questions in recent months and together with the Commission will be hosting an Open Day of the site next week on Wednesday 20 July between 10.30am – 4pm. Staff will be on hand all day to answer questions and lead tours of the site at 11am and 2pm.

Free refreshments (with toilets) and an exhibition (recently on display at the Senedd) will be available at the nearby Neuadd Goffa Caerwedros Memorial Hall. Staff from the Commission and the CHERISH project will be on hand all day to answer questions about the project and the work of the Commission

For more details about the day, please visit the CHERISH website: http://cherishproject.eu/en/get-involved/community-engagement/castell-bach-archaeology-day-2/

For more details about the site, please see Coflein: https://coflein.gov.uk/en/site/92279/

Or explore the site remotely yourself in a fabulous 3D- model using Sketchfab: https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/castell-bach-promontory-fort-july-2018-d76cfd1572e3469ba2b4c9f1216f6201


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