Bodowyr Burial Chamber
Neolithic standing stones still shrouded in mystery
Standing on a hillock backed by panoramic views of Eryri (Snowdonia), Bodowyr is a striking landmark. The massive, mushroom-shaped capstone was originally supported by four tall standing stones, one of which fell at some point over the last few millennia. A fifth, shorter stone is believed to mark what was once the tomb’s entrance.
Originally covered in earth and built in Neolithic (New Stone Age) times it is most likely a passage grave used for communal burial. However, the site has never been excavated so exactly who or what is buried here remains a mystery.
Last admission 30 minutes before closing
Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0800 464 0000 or National Rail Enquiries on 03457 48 49 50.