Barclodiad y Gawres
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: One of the largest Neolithic tombs in Wales, with unique spiral carvings
The most historically important feature of Barclodiad y Gawres is the wealth of carved stones, particularly several carved with spiral patterns similar to those found at Bryn Celli Ddu, also on Anglesey. These spiral patterns are unique in Wales, and have more similarity to decorated tombs in Ireland than to other British sites.
The name of this Neolithic tomb means "the giantess's apronful", which gives you an idea of its impressive size. The tomb is built to a cruciform pattern, with a central area with a hearth, and side chambers. Two cremated male burials were discovered in a side chamber.
The exterior of the tomb can be viewed daily, but the interior is limited to accompanied seasonal viewing. See the Cadw website for current details.
About Barclodiad y Gawres
Address: Rhosneigr, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: 1 miles south east of Rhosneigr, off the A4080. Parking on the A4080 at Cable Bay.
Website: Barclodiad y Gawres
Barclodiad y Gawres Photos
OS: SH329 707
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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