Visit and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Trellech, Monmouthshire, stands close to Tintern Abbey. Now no more than a village, Trelleck was once the capital of Monmouthshire. Its importance probably goes back further than the Middle or even the Dark Ages, as the 5th and 6th centuries are termed, since they contain the troubled period immediately following the recession of Roman rule. The name Trelleck (more correctly spelt Trellech) is derived from three standing stones inclined one towards another near the village crossroads. Their exact age is doubtful; but that they had a significance for the ancient “township” is shown by the sundial presented to the church in 1689 — its base is decorated with a representation of these stones in relief. It also carries a Latin inscription meaning “Harold was victorious here”. This is due to the l7th century assumption that the stones were a monument to the incursions of Harald, Earl of Hereford and last King of Saxon England, who came nearer to the conquest of South Wales than any of his predecessors. But the stones are much older than he and the “Druid altar” in the churchyard perpetuates the memory of the time-recording systems employed in centuries before the Romans came and operated by the shadows of such monoliths.
A holy well also belongs to the village, much resorted to as late as the 17th century and mentioned in the medieval Book of Llandaff. The preaching-cross close to the church may date back to the Age of Saints and the 5th century.
Nearby towns: Chepstow, Coleford, Lydney, Monmouth
Nearby villages: Alvington, Bream, Bryngwyn, Chepstow, Coleford, Cwmcarvan, Dingestow, Hewelsfield, Llandenny, Llandogo, Llandogo, Llangwm, Llanishen, Llanllywel, Llansoy, Llantrisant, Lydbrook, Mitchel Troy, Monmouth, Newland, Parkend, Penrhos, Penyclawdd, Raglan, Rockfield, Saint Arvans, Saint Maughans, Sheperdine, Shirenewton, St. Briavels, Symond's Yat, Tidenham, Tintern, Tredunnock, Whitchurch, Whitecroft, Wolvesnewton, Wonastow, Woolaston
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