The long and
narrow peninsula that juts out into the Irish Sea from the western edge of
Snowdonia, in Gwynedd, has an abundant and diverse collection of ancient
sites and monuments. These fascinating and often haunting places provide
us with a link to the distant past, which brings us closer to the ancient
inhabitants of this north-western corner of Wales. It would also be fair
to say that some of these sites and monuments are hugely impressive and as
an added bonus, many are situated in countryside of breathtaking beauty.
This book then, aims to introduce people to these places and draw greater
attention to the early history of the peninsula, which although not
totally neglected, deserves to be better known.
author’s fascination with the peninsula’s first inhabitants began when he
decided that the topic for his undergraduate thesis at Liverpool
University would be the Neolithic and Bronze Age religious monuments found
in this area. From here, the author has gone on to investigate the ancient
sites and monuments of the peninsula in greater detail and this book is
the result of those investigations.
Julian was born in Liverpool and has a keen interest in the prehistory of
Wales. He is a member of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators
and Surveyors and is a part-time lecturer at Liverpool University.
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