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.
A farming community from the past
How old are these? Originally thought to date from the times of the Roman occupation of Wales (Roman coins and pottery have been found here), they are in fact much older, reaching back to prehistoric times. What we see before us are the remains of a sizeable agricultural settlement in use for many generations. Around 20 of an estimated 50 original buildings survive, mostly as circular hut foundations. It’s not difficult to imagine what these stone-built huts would have looked like, topped with their conical thatched roofs. To help paint an even clearer picture of the past, some even have traces of internal divisions, storage areas and furniture such as benches and basins of stone.
Check out our 3600 reconstruction of how people may have worked the land. As a bonus to visitors, there’s a spectacular mountainside setting with far-reaching sea views.