Arthur's Stone

View of Arthur's Stone, an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber with exposed support and cap stones

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


Arthur's Stone Lane, Dorstone, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR3 6AX

Before You Go

Arthur's Stone is an atmospheric Neolithic burial chamber made of great stone slabs, set in the hills above Herefordshire's Golden Valley.

Like many prehistoric monuments in western England and Wales, this tomb has been linked to King Arthur since before the 13th century. According to legend, it was here that Arthur slew a giant who left the impression of his elbows on one of the stones as he fell.

Read more about the history of Arthur's Stone.

Before You Go

Parking: Park in the layby next to the site.

Groups and Schools: This site is approached via a narrow lane which is unsuitable for coaches

Facilities: Arthur's Stone is isolated with no nearby facilities. Hay-on-Wye, where there are plenty of places to eat and shop along with public toilets, is seven miles away.

Please be aware: English Heritage does not permit drone flying from or over sites in our care, except by contractors or partners undertaking flights for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and permissions, and are operating under controlled conditions.

Plan a Great Day Out

15 miles to the south is Longtown Castle, a fine example of a 13th century welsh border castle.

Just over 20 miles to the south east is Goodrich Castle, one of the country's best preserved medieval fortresses. Visitors can climb the battlements, take in the views of the beautiful Wye Valley, explore the exhibition and enjoy a well-earned rest in the tearoom.


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