Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: One of the best preserved hut circles in Wales
The initial hut remains date to the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age period, but the site was later reused by subsequent generations of settlers. Excavations have revealed Roman pottery and coins.
Many of the hut foundation walls remain; enough to give us a clear idea of the shape of the houses and guess at how they may have been used. Some contain internal divisions which suggest storage areas.
Some of the structures are round, while others are rectangular. One theory is that the round structures were used as houses, while the rectangular buildings were used as workshops or to shelter animals.
A similar juxtaposition of circular and rectangular buildings can be found at Din Lligwy Ancient Settlement, also on Anglesey. The site covers over 20 acres and is one of the best-preserved hut circles in Wales.
About Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles
Address: Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Immediately south east of South Stack lighthouse, on the western slope of Holyhead Mountain. There is a small RSPB parking area on the opposite (west) side of the road.
Website: Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles
Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles Photos
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
Opening Details: Open access site, usually accessible at any reasonable time
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
South Stack Lighthouse - 0.5 miles (Historic Building)
Caer y Twr, Holyhead Mountain Watch-tower - 0.9 miles (Roman Site)
Penrhos Feilw Standing Stones - 1.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Holyhead, St Cybi - 2.1 miles (Historic Church)
Caer Gybi - 2.3 miles (Roman Site)
Ty Mawr Standing Stone - 2.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Trefignath Burial Chamber - 3.1 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Soar Standing Stone - 7.2 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Holyhead Mountain Hut Circles:
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