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Overview

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.


Opening times

Daily 10am - 4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

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Directions

Road
3/4m (1.2km) S of Capel Garmon, 5m (8km) S of Llanrwst, off A5
Rail
Betws-y-coed 3m (4.8km)

For further information, please contact: Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 2233 or National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.