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Barclodiad-y-Gawres - Anglesey, Wales
Chambered Tomb
National Grid Reference: SH 329 707

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How To Get There

Follow the A4080 west from Menai Bridge. About two miles NW of Aberffraw there is a parking area to the left of the road with a beach beyond. Park here. At the north end of the beach a path leads up along cliff tops. The tomb is at the end of this path. A sign gives directions for those wishing to acquire the key to enter the tomb.

 

The location of this tomb is terrific, right on the coast over looking a bay. The impressive mound above this burial chamber is far from original however. A huge concrete dome protects the stones within, as does a locked gate of metal bars. The security is in place to protect 5 carved stones within the tomb. Alas, we were unable to obtain the key due to the timing of our visit so I can't describe the most impressive of the carved stones. From the gate it is possible to make out the carving on one stone, a faint pattern of zig-zags. Two other carved stones are visible from here, but not their carved faces.

 

Nearby Sites

Related Sites

Bryn-Celli-Ddu

Notes

Obtain the key from the Post Office if you wish to enter the burial chamber.

 

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