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Visitor Notice

Due to concerns over the further spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, we regret to report that all Cadw unstaffed monuments and car parks will be closed from 5pm Monday 23 March until further notice. We do look forward to inviting people to once again enjoy these outstanding monuments as soon as we are able.  

Overview

Celtic art, Cadw icon

Standing an impressive 13ft/4m in height, this exceptional, intricately carved Celtic cross is believed to be a memorial to a fallen Welsh king. A Latin inscription on the base of the monument has been translated as ‘The Cross of Margiteut son of Etguin’, thought to be a reference to Mareddud, a descendent of law-maker Hywel Dda, who ruled the ancient kingdom Deheubarth and died in battle in 1035. Alongside the inscription, the cross is carved with elaborate patterns of knots and plaits.

Ancient Celtic design at its finest, it has contemporary relevance as inspiration for our very own Cadw logo.


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

Dogs welcome icon No drones icon No smoking icon

Directions

Road
Carew, off A477, near Carew Castle, 4m (6.4km) NE of Pembroke
Rail
Lamphey 4m (6.4km)