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Wales Prehistoric Sites

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Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber
Anglesey
On A4080
Short walk from Porth Trecastell beach
Open: spring-end Sep, weekends, noon-4pm; go to Wayside café in Llanfaelog on A4080; outside of monument can be viewed year round, 10am-4pm
Cadw property; late Neolithic tomb with patterns of spirals, chevrons, zigzags and lozenges carved into rock in inner passage; passageway leads to a chamber with smaller side chambers defined by upright stones; parking

Bodowyr Burial Chamber
Snowdonia
By minor roads, A4080, west of Brynseincyn
or B4419 southeast of Llangaffo
Open: open site
Cadw property; Neolithic chambered burial tomb

Bron y Foel Isaf Burial Chamber
Snowdonia
Dyffryn Ardudwy village, Gwynedd
Head north on A496, turn right after hotel and continue to complex crossroads; take right hand road and turn right just before the farm; tomb in roadside wall on the right.
Tomb that is the remains of a portal dolmen; dislocated capstone; in scenic location

Bryn Cader Faner
Snowdonia
On A496 near Talsarnau, Gwynedd
Access by 4 mile walk through marsh
A cairn circle with 15 stones up to 6 feet in height remaining

Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber
Anglesey
From A4080 signposted Llandaniel Fab
near Plas Llwynonn; .5 mile walk from farm
Cadw property; megalithic mound tomb with two capstones once surrounded by a stone circle; remains of stone age people found in the tomb

Bryn Gwyn Stones
Anglesey
Walk from A4080, south of Brynsiencyn
All that remains of a 40 foot in diameter stone circle are two large stones

Bwlch y Ddeufaen Standing Stones
Snowdonia
Off B5106, near Rowen, Conwy
2000 year old stones up to 10 ft high

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Caer Leb Earthwork
Anglesey
By minor roads from Brynseincyn to Melin Bodowyr
Roman defensive earthworks of banks and ditches; contains round hut and rectangular building

Caer Y Twr
Anglesey
On the summit of Holyhead Mt
2 miles from town on Holyhead
Reached by footpath
Open: open site
Cadw property; Iron Age hillfort

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
Snowdonia
On minor road to Capel Garmon
from A470 or A5, near Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric burial chamber

Careg Samson Neolithic Burial Chamber
Pembrokeshire
Near Fishguard, off the A487
Burial chamber also known as the Longhouse has seven upright stones and a capstone; at one time covered by earth

Carn Bugail
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Near village of Den, by Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, A470/A465
Circular cairn about 52 feet in diameter on the top of Cefn Gelligaer; burial cist sits in the center

Carn Ingli
Pembrokeshire
Newport
Iron age hillfort with up to 25 houses; views

Carn Llechart
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Near Rhyd-y-Fro, West Glamorgan on A470
25 stones in a ring surrounding a central burial cist

Carreg Coetan Arthur Burial Chamber
Pembrokeshire
Off A487, on outskirts of Newport (3 miles west) behind housing development
Cadw property; Neolithic burial chamber with 1 metre high uprights and 2 metre wide capstone

Castell Bryn Gwyn
Anglesey
Farm track from A4080
One mile west of Brynsiencyn
Open: open site
Cadw property

Castell Garn Fadrun
Snowdonia
Six miles west of Pwllheli (A497)
On Lleyn peninsula, Gwynedd
On a hilltop from village of Garnfadrun
Iron Age hillfort with drystone ramparts; rebuilt in 1188 by one of Owain Gwynedd’s sons; may be oldest surviving stone castle in Gwynedd

Castell Henllys Iron Age Settlement
Pembrokeshire
Off the A487 near Newport
Tel/fax. 0 1239 891 319
Open: Easter-end Oct, 10am-5pm
Scheduled ancient monument owned by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; late prehistoric site with reconstructed huts; visitor centre; shop; display panels; archaeological dig; trails

Castell Y Bere
Snowdonia
Minor roads from B4405
Near Tywyn and Abergynolwyn, Gwynedd
Open: open site
Cadw property

Cerig Y Gof Bronze Age Burial Chamber
Pembrokeshire
Just off A487 between Fishguard and Newport village
Five rectangular stone cist tombs, once covered by a round mound

Cerrig Duon (Maen Mawr)
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
In countryside off the B4391
Then minor road to Tan-y-pistyll, Powys
Low stones in an oval ring; 30 feet away is a 7 foot high stone and two smaller stones in a line

Circle 275
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
On A55 near Penmaenmawr, Conwy Caernarfonshire
Circle with five low stones and a pit in the center; near Druid’s Circle

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Din Dryfol Burial Chamber
Anglesey
B4422 from Bethel signposted Soar
Take farm road to Fferm Rhosydd, near Bodorgan
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric burial chamber

Din Lligwy Hut Group
Anglesey
Open: year round, daily, 10am-4pm
Cadw property; well preserved iron age stone-built round and rectangular huts within an enclosure

Druid's Circle
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
On A55 near Penmaenmawr
Conwy, Caernarfonshire
80 foot in diameter circle with 30 low stones set on rubble bank; four stones set eight feet apart make an entrance; near Circle 275

Dyffryn Syfynwy (Henry's Moat)
Pembrokeshire
From B4413 to Rosebush, then Tufton, Pembrokeshire; car park beside reservoir, then a track; best to get local directions. A cairn surrounded by 18 stones from 3 to 7 feet in height.

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Four Stones
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
In countryside off the A44 near Walton, Powys
Four standing stones 5-6 feet in height, one of which has markings

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Gaer Fawr Hill
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Welshpool Powys
Cadw property; iron age hillfort with multiple defences and complex entrance; in open woodland

Gaer Llwyd (Garnllwyd)
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Minor road south of A48 from Bonvilston, Monmouthshire
Broken capstone and small dolmen

Garn Turne Neolithic Burial Chamber
Pembrokeshire
East of Wolf’s Castle on the A40
Near Garn Turne Rocks, located in a field Grounded capstone supported by three fallen uprights; original earth mound is gone; avenue of large upright stones, oriented to midsummer sunrise, leads up to the burial chamber

Gelligaer Standing Stone
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Near Merthyr Tydfil and Deri
Eight foot high leaning standing stone on east side of Cefn Bugail

Gors Fawr Standing Stones and Circle
Pembrokeshire
Near minor road from A478 north of Efailwen
Stone circle 70 feet in diameter contains 16 low stones; 2 stones nearby aligned on north-west—south-west axis; nearby bluestone quarry used in construction of Stonehenge

Great Orme Copper Mines
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llandudno, Denbighshire,
In the Great Orme Country Park
Access from A55 via A470
Tel. 0 1492 870447
Open: daily 10-5pm
Bronze Age copper mines with underground galleries, four miles of tunnels and interpretive centre

Grey Hill
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Minor road north of A48 from Caerwent, Monmouthshire
30 foot in diameter circle with 13 remaining stones; 6 foot high stone outside the circle

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Harold’s Standing Stones
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
Near Raglan and Trellech, Gwent
Three tall stones in a line

Hendre Waelod Burial Chamber
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Near Glan Conwy, Caernarfonshire, on the A470
Right turning at angled crossroad onto a lane for signed footpath; across a field to woods
Dolmen tomb dated BC 3500 with 10 foot high portal stones and huge capstone

Holyhead Mountain Hut Group
Anglesey
On Anglesey, at Holyhead
Via car park on South Stack Rd
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric group of remains

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King’s Quoit
Pembrokeshire
Manorbier, off B4585 above the bay
Open: open site
Small chambered tomb consisting of capstone supported by two low side stones

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Llangorse Lake Crannog Visitor Centre
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Off north shore of Llangorse lake; signposted from Llangorse
Eight miles west of Brecon, on the B4560
Tel. 0 1874 658 226
Open: not given on website
Visitor centre explaining the prehistoric crannog discovered in the lake along with artefacts; parking; fishing
Web: Welsh Crannog

Llanmelin Wood Hillfort
Wye Valley and Vale of Usk
From Cwm Farm near Great Llanmelin
Reached from A48 north of Caerwent
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric hillfort

Lled-Croen-Yr-Ych
Snowdonia
Near Llanbrynmair, Gwynedd
Off the A470
75 foot in diameter circle with 30 low stones and outlying stone 90 feet away; Cerrig Gaerau circle nearby

Lligwy Burial Chamber and Din Lligwy Hut Group
Anglesey
Off A5025, north of Llanallgo
Open: open site
Cadw property; capstone supported by eight stones;nearby are stone bases, all that remains of a hut village

Llyn Eiddew Bach III
Snowdonia
In countryside off A496
north-east of Harlech, Gwynedd
Circle with only 7 of an original 13 stones remaining; stones are low with tallest being only 3 feet

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Maen Llia
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons National Park
Isolated 12 foot high standing stone, considered a Stone Age marker

Maen Madoc
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Brecon Beacons National Park
close to Roman road, Sarn Helen
10 foot high thin standing stone

Maen y Bardd (Stone of the Bard)
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
From B5106 to Rowen, Caernarfonshire
On minor road; from car park in the village along a path
Neolithic burial chamber with projecting capstone sitting on three standing stones. Nearby are individual standing stones

Moel Arthur and Pen y Cloddiau
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Nannerch, Denbighshire
Cadw property; circular iron age hillfort with two banks and ditches

Moel Ty Uchaf
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
From B4401 near Llandrillo, Denbighshire
Cairn circle 30 feet in diameter with 41 standing stones; cist in the centre; nearby is Ring of Tyfos circle

Moel y Gaer
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
Llangollen Denbighshire
Cadw property; iron age hillfort on summit; on a trail from Horseshoe Pass

Mynydd Y Gelli (Rhondda Stonehenge)
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Near Tonypandy, Glamorgan, off A4058/A4119
30 foot in diameter circle of small stones within a low embankment

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Nant Tarw
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
Usk reservoir road from Trecastle, Powys, A40; carpark in forestry commission plantation; map essential
Two circles of small stones with larger stones nearby on the ground and three stone group near the larger circle

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Parc le Breos
Swansea, Gower, and the Vale of Neath
Gower Peninsula, south-west of Swansea
Open: open site
Built as tapering wedge running north-east to south-west; 72 feet long and 40 feet wide; pair of drystone walls support the cairn; heavily restored

Parc Y Meirw Bronze Age Stone Row
Pembrokeshire
Near A487 Fishguard to Newport road
west of the Preseli Hills
Seven stones of an original eight now set into a field wall, can be seen close up; thought to have been used for predicting astronomical events

Pedwar Maen
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
In countryside
south of the A481 and A44 junction, Powys
Four stones leading to a burial mound

Pen Y Beacon (Blaenau)
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
By a car park on minor road
Off the B4350 from Hay-on-Wye, Powys
Four stones, one of which is standing; part of a stone circle; large number of prehistoric sites in the countryside here

Penrhos Feilw and Tymawr Standing Stones
Anglesey
Between Holyhead and Penrhosfeilw
Open: open site
Cadw property; two ten foot high standing stones, possibly the remains of a former circle

Pentre Ifan
Pembrokeshire
Minor roads from B4329 at Crosswell
Then walk from roadside parking
Managed by Cadw; dates from BC3500; consists of four upright stones, three of them supporting a huge capstone, estimated to weigh over 16 tons; considered to be burial place of an important person; only a handful of artifacts found at the site

Presaddfed Burial Chamber
Anglesey
B5109 to minor road east of Bodedern Signposted Penllyn; the private drive signposted Presaddfed
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric burial chamber

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Rhos Y Beddau
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
In countryside off the B4391
then minor road to Tan-y-pistyll, Powys
Stone circle now lying under a bog; 162 foot long avenue leading to it is visible

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St Lythans
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Minor road off the A4050
Near the village of St Lythans, Glamorgan
Chambered tomb with 14 by 10 foot capstone

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Tinkinswood
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
By St Nicholas on A48, South Glamorgan
Well preserved rectangular chambered cairn; capstone is 15 by 24 feet, estimated to weigh 40 tons; bones of 40 Neolithic people discovered here

Trecastle Mountain (Y Pigwyn)
Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons
By foot from Halfway on A40
Near Trecastle, Powys
Two circles of small stones, one measuring 74 feet in diameter with a small mound in the center; Roman marching camp occupied the site

Tredegar Hillfort (the Gaer)
Cardiff, Coast and Valleys of South Wales
Newport
Cadw property; large iron age hillfort with multiple enclosures; the outer one may have been for stock

Trefignath Burial Chamber
Anglesey
Minor road off B4545 near Holyhead
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric burial chamber

Troed y Rhiw
Pembrokeshire
Off the B4329 near Tafarn-y-bwich
Take path by a phone box
Near the Waun Mawn circle; two standing stones with a lone stone nearby

Ty Newydd Burial Chamber
Anglesey
Minor road from A4080
.5mile north of Llanfaelog
Open: open site
Cadw property; prehistoric burial chamber

Tyfos (Ring of Tyfos)
North Wales Coast and Borderlands
From B4401 near Llandrillo, Denbighshire
Circle with 14 low stones; Moel Ty Uchaf is nearby

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Waun Maun
Pembrokeshire
Off the B4329 near Tafarn-y-bwich
Originally a 150 foot in diameter circle, but only four stones remain, two of which have fallen; nearby is Troed y Rhiw

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