Moel y Gaer, Llantysilio hill fort

Moel y Gaer (Welsh for "bald hill of the fortress") is an Iron Age hill fort on a summit of Llantysilio Mountain, northwest of the town of Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales.

The defensive works at Moel y Gaer enclose an area of approximately 0.95 hectares (2.3 acres) and consist of a single rampart and a discontinuous ditch, with a single entrance on the eastern side. Although no excavations have been conducted at the site, a 2007 survey recorded the remains of 11 roundhouse platforms within the enclosure, concentrated on the eastern side. A roadway crossing the site from east to west, used by motor vehicles and pedestrians, presents a threat to the archaeological remains.




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