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image for Historic Site item typeDyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber (Cadw)

Historic Site, free entry

Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

Details

Located on a hillside overlooking Cardigan Bay, the pair of tombs at this Neolithic (New Stone Age) burial site were built in two distinct stages. The smaller chamber to the west came first. This dolmen (or cromlech) featured two portal stones and a high blocking slab with a capstone rested on top, and was covered by a small, roughly circular cairn. Several generations later the larger tomb to the east was built and buried beneath a wedge-shaped cairn roughly 100ft/30m in length, which enveloped its neighbour.

Now exposed to the skies, both tombs are extremely well-preserved with capstones still resting securely on their uprights.

Children welcome

Opening Details

Open all the time

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm. Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

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Address

Dyffryn Ardudwy,
Gwynedd,
LL44 2EW

Location

Directions

Plan route to Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 587228  Lat: 52.78513 Long: -4.09574

Entering Dyffryn Ardudwy from the south on the A496 from Barmouth, the Burial Chamber is signed to the right.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Dyffryn Ardudwy station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome