Hendre Waelod Burial Chamber
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The portal stones stand over 5 feet high and have been incorporated into a farm fence. The stones may originally have been much taller, as much as 10 feet high, though the ground level has risen around the tomb due to soil deposits from the sloping hillside.
The portal stones would have formed the original entrance to the chamber, but the partially collapsed capstone now obscures the opening. The capstone is massive; about 10 feet square and over 3 feet thick, and tapering slightly to form a wedge shape.
The name Allor Molloch, sometimes used to describe the site, translates loosely as 'Altar of Molloch', suggesting a religious use, but the name was probably added long after the tomb was built. The surrounding area is full of ancient sites, suggesting that Hendre Waelod could be seen as part of a sacred landscape.
Access to the cairn is easy; several footpaths lead from minor roads nearby, and from the village centre of Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, just across the A470.
About Hendre Waelod Burial Chamber
Address: Llansanffraid Glan Conwy, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: On a footpath off the A470 at Llansanffraid Glan Conwy
Photo Credit: Ceri Thomas, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Bodnant Garden - 1.5 miles (Garden)
Conwy Castle - 1.8 miles (Castle)
Aberconwy Abbey - 1.8 miles (Abbey)
Conwy Suspension Bridge - 1.8 miles (Historic Building)
Teapot World (Teapot Museum) - 1.9 miles (Museum)
Aberconwy House - 1.9 miles (Historic House)
Plas Mawr - 1.9 miles (Historic House)
Conwy, St Mary's and All Saints Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
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