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Historic Site:Parc le Breos Burial Chamber (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Historic Site, free entry

Parc le Breos

Parc le Breos

Parc le Breos

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Details

Discovered in 1869 by workmen digging for road stone, this chambered Neolithic (New Stone Age) tomb is one of the best preserved in this part of Wales. The two protrusions around the entrance display the typical style of the so-called ‘Cotswold-Severn’ long barrows of the region. Extensive excavations of Parc le Breos, which remained in use for between 300 and 800 years, revealed the bones of at least 40 separate individuals.

Roughly 70ft/21m in length, the tomb consists of a narrow passageway leading to four small chambers lined with upright stones. While the tomb was presumably once covered by large capstone slabs, no trace of these stones has ever been found.

Regional Tourist Board Member

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

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

Enquiries

Address

Coed y Parc Cwm,
Parkmill,
Gower,
SA3 2HA

Directions

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Map reference: SS 533892  Lat: 51.58256 Long: -4.11786

Travel south-west from Swansea on the A4118; after passing Shepherds Store at Parkmill, turn right where signed.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 10 miles from Swansea station

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed