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Photo of Carmarthen, The Old Oak 1949 from Francis Frith Wales Uk, South Wales, Newcastle Emlyn, Welsh Castles, Pembrokeshire Wales, Return Of Kings, Old Oak Tree, Legends And Myths, British History

Merlin's Oak (pictured 1949) is a famous oak tree that once stood on the corner of Oak Lane in Carmarthen, South Wales. In local tradition, Carmarthen is said to be the birth place of the mythical magician Merlin. Merlin is said to have made a prophecy regarding the old oak tree: "When Merlin's Tree shall tumble down, Then shall fall Carmarthen Town". Merlin's Oak was probably planted by a schoolmaster in 1659 or 1660, to celebrate the return of King Charles II of England to the throne.

The Old Carmarthen Oak. My Grandparents lived in Old Oak Lane for more than fifty years. Vintage Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Aberystwyth, Cymru, Places Of Interest, Vintage Travel Posters, Welsh, Homeland

The Old Carmarthen Oak

A simple video to illustrate the song 'The Old Carmarthen Oak' sung by the Welsh Folk Group 'Ar Log'. It is based on the Merlin legend that 'if the Old Oak s...

Merlin’s Oak stood in the centre of Carmarthen amid the legend that King Arthur’s famous wizard had placed a protective curse on it.  In local tradition, the wizard said Carmarthen would “drown” if the oak was ever removed, and some even said a curious, pointed notch in the tree was the face of Merlin himself. It was removed from the town when someone set it on fire at the end of the 1970s.  Carmarthen then suffered its worst floods for many years. Legend Of King, Sword In The Stone, Legends And Myths, Cymru, King Arthur, Places Of Interest, In The Tree, South Wales, Merlin

Merlin’s Oak stood in the centre of Carmarthen amid the legend that King Arthur’s famous wizard had placed a protective curse on it. In local tradition, the wizard said Carmarthen would “drown” if the oak was ever removed, and some even said a curious, pointed notch in the tree was the face of Merlin himself. It was removed from the town when someone set it on fire at the end of the 1970s. Carmarthen then suffered its worst floods for many years.

 When Merlin's Oak shall tumble down, Then shall fall Carmarthen Town. Steel Sculpture, Cymru, Places Of Interest, Oak Tree, Land Art, Public Art, Welsh, Homeland, Fathers

Steel Oak - Carmarthen, Wales.

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Welsh myths and legends that will send a shiver down your spine (or bring a tear to your eye) - Wales Online Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Legend Stories, Deal With The Devil, In The Tree, Welsh, Beautiful Places, Iron Railings, Places To Visit

15 Welsh myths and legends to send a shiver down your spine

From a deal with the devil to the lady of the lake and an ancient oak, these are some of the myths and legends ingrained in Welsh heritage

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old oak Carmarthen