Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chambers
Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chambers
What makes this neolithic tomb unique is that there are two burial chambers, 30 feet apart within the mound. The chambers were built sometime between 3000-1900 BC, probably as a communal burial site. The entire monument was probably originally covered by a mound of small stones.
Today the site consists of an elongated oval, running up a slight slope, with one large chamber at the top of the slope and a smaller chamber beneath the branches of a tree at the lower end. Beside the upper chamber is a solitary standing stone. It seems that the site would originally have offered views to the sea.

The Dyffryn Ardudwy site is signposted rather indifferently. I only noticed one sign, visible approaching from the A496 heading north into the village, with no apparent signs to help those coming from the north. Parking is problematic; you'll likely have to park on a nearby street and walk. There is a short footpath of a hundred yards leading off the A496 to the burial chamber.