Important Celtic sites & people

Cadbury Hill fort was re-built in the 5th century AD. This was the time of the Arthurian legends following the withdrawal of the Romans from Britain in 410AD.,_Somerset

Tintagel was an important port on the North coast of Cornwall for the import of luxury goods from the continent such as wine, pottery, and export of tin, silver, gold. Regular sailings would have provided transport links to Gaul (France)

Tintagel castle is thought to have been the birth place of the legendary Arthur, leader of the British forces defending Britail after the Romans had left.

The Wrekin. The largest hill fort of the Cornovii tribe. Following the successful siege by the Roman army the Cornovii moved to the plane below where the Roman city of Viroconium (Wroxeter) was built.

Wroxeter (Viroconium) Owen Thanguin ruled Viroconium now called Wroxeter. Known as ‘The Bear’ and in the Celtic Welsh language the bear is Arth (Ursis in Latin)

Pengwern The Kingdom of Pengwern was part of the Welsh Kingdom of Powys in the early middle ages (The Dark Ages) and appeared to have coincide with the territory of the Celtic Cornovii tribe. With the relentless expansion of Anglian (Anglo-Saxon) power it was consumed by neighboring Mercia after 642 AD.

www.wape Pengwern

Viroconium (Wroxeter) Was the fourth largest city in Roman Britain after St Albans, Cirencester and London. Owen Thanguin ruled Viroconium. He was known as ‘The Bear’ and in the Celtic Welsh language the bear is Arth (Ursis in Latin)

The Legend of Caractacus The British chief who in circa 50 AD led the final stand against the Roman Emperor Claudius I invasion of Britain.

King Arthur - The true story A good read!

On the trail of King Arthur in Shropshire.