Tomen y Mur

Tomen y Mur is one of those special places whose history covers thousands of years, with one chapter being the era of Robert of Rhuddlan. The site has been fortified for two thousand years Local people were there first Welsh mythology references the place with a story of Lleu and Blodeuwedd in the Mabinogion. Romans 78 AD and abandoned it in 140 AD. Built walls, a fort, barracks, baths, parade ground, and small amphitheater—one of the few for just military personnel but an indication of the hardship of the posting. The reason for the fort was because in the 50s AD, the Ordovices had wiped out a Roman legion Roman response was to move into the area in force and almost eliminate the entire people. Tomen y Mur was built to oversee the remaining few and protect the crossroads of Read more…