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Prehistoric Site:Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber (Cadw)

  • Cadw Welsh Government

Prehistoric Site, free entry

Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan


Pentre Ifan takes us back to Neolithic (New Stone Age) times, when our ancestors buried their dead in tombs such as this. What we see before us today are the bare bones of a burial chamber that would originally have been covered with an earthen mound. The giant 16½ft/5m ‘capstone’ appears to be precariously balanced on three ‘uprights’, though it has remained in place for over 5,000 years.

Pentre Ifan’s sense of mystery is heightened by its surroundings and backdrop. Its outline neatly frames the Preseli Hills towering above, source of the famous Pembrokeshire ‘bluestones’ that went into the making of Stonehenge as well as Pentre Ifan itself.

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.


Free entry




SA41 3TZ


Plan route to Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber (Cadw) using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 100370  Lat: 51.99971 Long: -4.76905

On the A487 Cardigan to Newport road, south-west of Eglwyswrw take the B4329 to Brynberian where the site is signed.


  • 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