Located at the top of a steep hill from the St. David's Head (Penmaen Dewi) trail, Coetan Arthur is a Neolithic burial chamber believed to date from around 4,000 B.C.
Coetan Arthur's large capstone is approximately 20 feet by 8-1/2 feet and is supported on one side by a large stone set upright that is almost 5 feet in height. Originally, the tomb would have been covered with earth.
Coetan Arthur should not be confused with Carreg Coetan (also known as Carreg Coetan Arthur), a small chambered tomb located in Newport, Wales.
About Coetan Arthur
The Megalithic Portal: Coertan Arthur
Journey to Coetan Arthur
Coetan Arthur is located near the city of St. David's, which is at the far southwestern tip of Pembrokeshire in Wales. From the A487 to the east of St Davidís, take the B4583 to Whitesands Bay and follow the St. David's Head path from the parking lot. (Alternatively, take the public Celtic Coaster van from St. David's.)
The Modern Antiquarian: Coetan Arthur
Wikipedia: Chamber Tomb
Ordnance Survey Map (SM72532806)
Visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park website for visitors information. For St. David's and general Pembrokeshire area tourist information, visit the St. David's Online website and the Visit Pembrokeshire website.
Additional Photos of Coetan Arthur
National Trust Sign at St. David's Head on Trail to Coetan Arthur
St. David's Head from Trail to Coetan Arthur, Pembrokeshire Coast
Coetan Arthur from Afar
Coetan Arthur Close-Up
Back of Coetan Arthur
Pembrokeshire Coastline from Coetan Arthur