This site is now open to view or visit.
In line with Welsh Government advice and guidance, we have started to reopen a selection of our unstaffed heritage sites in a safe and controlled way — for the benefit of local communities.
We are pleased to announce that this monument is now open and is free to view or visit with no pre-booking required. Please adhere to our new visitation guidelines, act responsibly and be respectful towards the site and its local area at all times.
Site opening times, parking and other available facilities at our reopened sites may have changed. Please check this site’s webpage carefully for specific updates.
For further information on what to expect and how to stay safe during your visit, please read our FAQs page.
Neolithic burial chamber in an unexplained location
Thanks to its setting in north Wales, this well-preserved Neolithic (New Stone Age) chamber is something of an oddity. Tombs of this type belong to an archaeological grouping called ‘Cotswold-Severn’ after the area in which they are generally found, so Capel Garmon’s unusual position so far north remains a mystery.
A 16ft/5m passageway leads to a triple burial chamber with a large capstone over the western compartment. Surrounding the structure is a ring of stones marking the outline of a nearly 100ft/30m earthen mound which originally covered it.
For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.