The romance of Celtic culture has long cast its spell, lost in enchanted mists and legends. Now with presenter Phil Bennett, Head of Archaeological Heritage of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, we seek to discover the reality of this fascinating people. Castell Henllys, set among the wild hills and forests of North Wales, was one of their homesteads between 600 BC and the first century AD. From settlement to abandonment, all aspects of the Celtic life is examined, at war and in peace. Castell Henllys recreates the rich ancient past, providing a unique insight into a Celtic tribe, living in a fort of the iron age, and offering an explanation as to what became of the people who once inhabited it.
Filmed at the Castell Henllys Iron Age Hill Fort in Pembrokeshire, Wales and presented by Phil Bennett, head of Archaeological Heritage for the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, this program covers all aspects of the fort. From its beginnings to its abandonment, our presenter goes into great detail about life at the fort, how the buildings were constructed, the tools, clothing and artwork found there as well as the many archaeological digs that have unearthed secrets that have laid dormant for centuries.