Home Newsletter Locations Diary
Topic Alpha County Sections By

Travellers Resource

Lligwy Burial Chamber

nr Moelfre, Anglesey

Location Guide

This unusual chamber was excavated in 1908 and skeleton remains of between 15 and 30 people, men, women and children, as well as animal bones were found. Shells, flint implements, pottery and a bone pin was also found. From the pottery remains it was a deduced that it was in use in the Neolithic through to Bronze ages.

The Capstone is estimated to weigh between 25 and 28 tons and covers the burial chamber, standing on eight uprights that sit on the natural bedrock around 5ft below, or on rough stone walling. The capstone is 18ft (5.5m) long and 15ft (4.6m) wide. The entrance was at the eastern end.

Being sunk into the ground it gives it a shrunken appearance compared to others. You can get inside, but there is little to see.

It would have been originally covered by a mound of stones, earth or turf.

The inside

This huge rock appears different from every direction

Location: Lligwy Burial Chamber, near Moelfre, Anglesey

Grid Reference: SH501860 Ceremonial County: Anglesey

Map Link: Get-A-Map   Multimap

Aerial photo: Multimap

Getting there: At the roundabout where the A5108 to Moelfre joins the A5025, go round and slightly across into a narrow lane that takes you to Lligwy Bay, signposted to Din Lligwy. Follow this winding lane a few hundred yards and the Lligwy Burial Chamber is on your left, in a field within a few metres of the road, where there is room to leave a single car for short periods.

Access: Access from road into field.
Website: CADW
Other Useful Websites: Wikipedia   Geograph   Megalithics
Postcode: Telephone:
Opening Times: Open all the time

Charges: Free

Nearby Locations: Din Lligwy Hut Group   Capel Lligwy
Other Location Pages:
Other Relevant Pages: Anglesey Attractions    Anglesey Attractions Map






Please let us know any other information that we can add to the Grid(s) or page and any errors that you discover. Before making a long trip to any location it is always wise to double check the current information, websites like magazines may be correct at the time the information is written, but things change and it is of course impossible to double check all entries on a regular basis. If you have any good photographs that you feel would improve the illustration of this page then please let us have copies. In referring to this page it is helpful if you quote both the Page Ref and Topic or Section references from the Grid below. To print the planning grid select it then right click and print the selected area.

Please submit information on locations you discover so that this system continues to grow.


By: Keith Park Section: Heritage Section Key:
Page Ref: Lligwy_Burial Topic: Burial Chambers and Mounds  Last Updated: 07/2010


This page:

Link directly to this page, with text or the button on right.

Text linking: Lligwy Burial Chamber on Photographers Resource

Linking Instructions                            http://www.photographers-resource.co.uk/

Photographers Resource, all the information for the photographer