Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The false entries may have been created not to deceive grave robbers, as happened in ancient Egypt, but simply to create places for ceremonial observances.
Some of the original stone walls remain in the lower sections of the eastern burial chambers. Only one of the original capstones remain, however, and the main entrance was created in the 19th century when the burial chamber was used to stable horses.
Excavations have turned up bits of late Neolithic pottery of the type known as Beaker ware, and pieces of bone were discovered in the passages.
The chamber would originally have been covered in stones and probably topped with earth. The original extent of the stone mound is marked by lines of stones on the earth.
There are wonderful views from Capel Garmon westward to the peaks of Snowdonia.
About Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
Address: Capel Garmon, Gwynedd, Wales
Attraction Type: Prehistoric Site
Location: Off a minor road at Ty'n y Coed, just south of Capel Garmon village. Access via a footpath.
Website: Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
Capel Garmon Burial Chamber 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
Conwy Falls - 0.7 miles (Countryside)
St Michael's Church, Betws-y-Coed - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Betws-y-Coed, St Mary's Church - 1.9 miles (Historic Church)
Ty Mawr Wybrnant - 3.4 miles (Historic House)
Swallow Falls Waterfall - 3.7 miles (Countryside)
Gwydir Uchaf Chapel - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Gwydir Castle - 4.3 miles (Historic House)
Bryn-y-Gefeiliau Roman Fort - 4.7 miles (Roman Site)
Nearest Accommodation to Capel Garmon Burial Chamber:
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