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Din Dryfol Chambered Tomb

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Din Dryfol Chambered Tomb

Din Dryfol is a Neolithic chambered tomb standing in a farm field near the village of Bethel on the Isle of Anglesey. Excavations indicate that the site was used and adapted over an extended period of time. Our best guess for the initial construction is about 3000 BCE.

The monument initially extended from 47-62 metres, and contained a single large chamber. This was later altered to create four chambers, closed off from each other by internal stone divisions. Unfortunately some of the tomb was destroyed during construction on a nearby road. Excavations revealed remains of cremations, plus pottery remnants.

The Din Dryfol tomb is set on a narrow ledge on the steep flank of Din Dryfol hill, and is accessed via rough footpaths (good footwear is advisable).

About Din Dryfol Chambered Tomb
Address: Aberffraw, Isle of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Footpath from a lane off the B4422 north of Bethel
Website: Din Dryfol Chambered Tomb
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Din Dryfol Chambered Tomb Photos
OS: SH395724
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time


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Caernarfon
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Gwynedd
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LL55 1ES
Tel: 01286 672 232
Fax: 01286 676 476
Email: caernarfon.tic@gwynedd.gov.uk
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