Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber
TY CROES, ISLE OF ANGLESEY
Partially reconstructed Neolithic burial chamber, famous for its decorated stones. It was excavated in the 1950s, and then re-roofed with concrete and covered in turf. The skeletons of two young men were uncovered in the chamber, and a number of carved decorative stones were also found. Visitors should call into the nearby Wayside Stores in Llanfaelog, one mile north of the chamber, and they will be accompanied to the chamber by a member of staff. Photo credit: © Crown copyright (2015) Cadw
Facilities – at a glance
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking nearby
- Approximately 500 metres along coastal path with some localised soil erosion in places
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Burial chamber open Apr-Oct, Sat-Sun & BH Mon 12-4 by appointment only. Can be viewed externally all year 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
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About The area
Discover Isle of Anglesey
Some of the oldest rocks in Britain form the 125-mile coastline of the 85 square mile Anglesey Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which includes Holy Island with its busy port of Holyhead, the terminus for the Dublin ferry. The terrain inland is mainly a fertile plateau worn flat by the action of the sea, with low ridges and shallow valleys, while the sheer limestone cliffs of the east coast and on the north coast at Holyhead Mountain represent some of the most spectacular sea cliffs in Britain.
On the steep northern and eastern cliffs, guillemots, choughs, cormorants and razorbills nest, while on the huge precipice of Gogarth Bay on lighthouse-topped South Stack (Ynys Lawd) on Holyhead Mountain, expert rock climbers now find their sport where local people formerly harvested gulls’ eggs from the vertiginous ledges.
Anglesey has a wealth of prehistoric remains. On the slopes of Holyhead Mountain, a collection of over 50 hut circles and rectangular enclosures, known as Cytiau’r Gwyddelod (Irishmen’s Huts), are thought to date from the Bronze Age and were still in use in Romano-British times, and many finds indicate the wealth of Iron Age culture on the island.
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