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I can see this out of the window and have been atop it.

Wiki

Twmbarlwm, also known as Twm BarlwmTwyn Barlwm or locally known as "the Twmp" (translation: hump), the Nipple or the Pimple because of the mound that lies at its summit, is a hill situated 2 km (1.2 mi) to the northeast of Risca in South Wales. It is often mistakenly referred to as a mountain but is actually a hill due to being under 600 m (2,000 ft). It is 419 m (1,375 ft) high and is a well-known landmark throughout the region. It commands extensive views across what is now the M4 corridor, over Newport and Cwmbran - with part of it coming into Cwmbran - and out over the Bristol Channel



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Folklore

TwTwmbzrlwmmbarlwTwmbarlwmm (or The Twmp) near Cwmcarn is 500 metres above sea level with glorious views of the Severn Estuary. Packed with history and folklore, it sits at the end of Mynydd Henllys (‘Old Court Mountain’) ridge, which probably refers to a Llys (‘Court’) located in the Iron Age hillfort before the Norman motte and bailey castle was built. Head to the Early Bronze Age cairn, near the summit and the motte, where a buried giant (possibly the body of Bran from  the Mabinogian ogion) and some buried treasure are supposedly guarded by a swarm of bees. In fact – during the 1860s, a huge swarm of battling bees and wasps was reported above Twmbarlwm. Strange and alluring subterranean music is sometimes heard emanating from the hill. 


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The small mound at the summit looks artificial...?

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I have always thought it was the base of the later small castle.

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'Tis pretty place SFA...I was going to say you would feel at home in SW Washington State, but we don't have any huge castles dating from Wm Conqueror, nor do we (typically) have any 'strange and alluring music sometimes heard emanating' from our hills. 

*** Oh...and our w's are much better behaved than yours, when we use them as vowels...Twmp Cwmcarn indeed! :)

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I'll have to get more faeries to visit the Washington hills and sing strange and alluring music.

They spend altogether too much time in Wales. :D

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yup that should help...also, Wales prolly has more borogoves all mimsy, and the faeries like to gyre and gimble in the wabes there...

And just now, Tink, I drove through the next little town up the line from Tenino, maybe 100 people fewer than us...and their price of gasoline is $2.89 (compared to our $2.69)! Poor Ma and Pa Joad...I don't see how they managed to make their way to California...

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