Roman Helmet

Roman Helmet, Prestatyn: Address, Roman Helmet Reviews: 4/5

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Welshwasp
South Wales466 contributions
Could be better presented
Sep 2020
This sculpture is not really publicised and indeed is seen when following the Offa's Dyke trail on the climb out of town. There is one bench seat on which to have a rest but it could actually quite dangerous trying to reach it if the inclined grass is wet. Because there is only one bench ( which has a coastal view) we observed some people trying to sit on the sculpture itself.
We actually found this trying to find our way ( hardly signed) to Hillside Gardens which is actually higher up again ( uphill - you need to be fit ) from this area. The gardens give an excellent view ( better still) but again there is only one bench at the top of the open area despite there being an enormous 1930s shelter and terrace on top. There is also a sad looking stone circle which you only realise what it is if you know of its existence. Although named as a garden there is little evidence of any past glories and it is certainly in need of council or friends attention if it is to be worth the steep climb in future years.
Written 22 September 2020
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Kay T
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Fun walk
Mar 2019 • Couples
A little steep worth the walk up, views are awesome. Can't believe I have to write 100 words to leave a review 😂
Written 24 March 2019
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marafan44
Liverpool, UK21 contributions
A large, fun object that entices the walker to an elevated place with great views
May 2018 • Friends
The walk to the helmet is quite steep but not too long as to put off the causal walker. The view increases steadily and benches are placed in accessible spots which provide convenient places to enjoy the view of both pestatyn and the sea. Details such as 'white horse' waves add to the appeal on windy days when the sea is more active. Progressing a little further brings the walker to a very pleasant terrace again with thoughtful sitting arangements. This area also has two life size figures of a male and female hiker carved from wood. The detail is very good and the sense of humour in the figures makes for quite good photo opportunities. The planting appears to be quite insect friendly and it is possible to see a good range of bees.
Written 20 June 2018
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Barry M
Bolton, UK413 contributions
Strange place to leave it.
May 2018 • Couples
This is at the top of a steep hill but don't be put off as the views at the top are stunning. It's a lot easier coming back down.
Written 28 May 2018
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dellou1
Prestatyn, UK64 contributions
Worth a vist
Aug 2016 • Couples
It is after all only a replica of a Roman Helmet, but it is well made and worth a look if you are up that way. What is better though are the great views over Prestatyn from this spot.
Written 24 February 2017
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Marjorie G
Holywell, UK27 contributions
An Interesting find!
Jul 2016 • Family
Walking the start of the Offa's Dyke Path you would not expect to come across this but as it is half way up a hill it is a great place to rest and take in the view.
Written 23 January 2017
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Heather B
7 contributions
Great piece of local history
Aug 2016
If your in Prestatyn it's worth taking a look, I walked here with my 7 year old he enjoyed hiding inside the helmet and running around. An interesting sculpture. It's on quite a steep hill so not ideal for people with walking difficulties or wheelchair users. Worth a visit if you live locally.
Written 14 August 2016
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huskylady2016
Prestatyn, UK16 contributions
Kids love it!
Jul 2016 • Family
Lovely to walk up to the Roman Helmet, the kids love it too! Plenty to see also a guide and history to read whilst up there, lovely walks and fantastic views!
Written 6 July 2016
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Pal8678
Prestatyn, UK21 contributions
Not really sure why it's there
Sep 2015 • Couples
If you're walking up Prestatyn hillside ,then a stop to look at this modern sculpture is worth it. I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. I live only a couple of streets away and I didn't know it was there for a year. Young kids find it exciting though.
Written 2 June 2016
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Brenin_Geo
Prestatyn, UK10 contributions
Interesting Sculpture
May 2015 • Solo
A feature many local residents are not aware of. Can be reached by Car, of on foot from Prestatyn Town Centre.

On Foot head up the High St, at the lights cross over and head up the road, heading up Prestatyn Hillside, following Offas Dyke Path. At the junction, cross straight over and into the Hillside Gardens.

The Roman Helmet is located in the small Hillside Garden, and gives fantastic views down into town, and also out to sea, and the Wind Farms.

For the more adventurous, continue following the Offas Dyke Markers, and head up on to the off road section of the path, amazing views can be had.

For those in a car, take the right hand junction, then the left turning up the steep road, follow round and further up is a lay by, with amazing views over the whole area, wind farms and the Wirral,

The nearby House, with what appears to be a Observatory, did in fact Host a Telescope, until the First World War, when Local Residents, worried that the Telescope was being used to Spy on Shipping, in and out of Liverpool, complained to the Authorities, the Observatory Doors in the Dome where sealed up, and have never been opened since.
Written 11 November 2015
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