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image for Historic Site item typeDin Lligwy Hut Group (Cadw)

Historic Site, free entry

Din Lligwy Hut Group

Din Lligwy Hut Group

Details

Din Lligwy conjures up a romantic image of a Celtic settlement hidden in a wooded grove. Well-preserved stone-built huts in an enclosure dating from the Romano-British period. Sadly the trees surrounding the site are relatively recent. When it was lived in it would have been quite open, with a fine view across the Lligwy Bay.

Excavation in the early twentieth century recovered coins and pottery, mainly of the third and fourth centuries A.D., showing that the enclosed settlement had been occupied during the later Roman period. The people who lived here would have been local Britons who lived in roundhouses but adopted much of the lifestyle of the invading Romans. Excavation has revealed a variety of buildings, including roundhouses and rectangular barns or workshops. Smelting hearths and iron slag found in some of these buildings suggest that the site was used for metalworking. Finds included Roman coins of the third and fourth centuries, pottery, glass and a small silver ingot.

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

Moelfre,
Isle of Anglesey,
LL72 8NH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 500861  Lat: 53.35109 Long: -4.25385

At the roundabout south-west of Moelfre at the junction of the A5025 and the A5108, take the minor road north signed for Din Lligwy. Continue on this lane and pass the turn for Plas Lligwy; layby, kissing gate & footpath to Din Lligwy on left.

Accessible by Public Transport: 12 miles from Llanfairpwll station