Due to concerns over the further spread of Coronavirus and the well-being of our visitors, we regret to report that all Cadw unstaffed monuments and car parks will be closed from 5pm Monday 23 March until further notice. We do look forward to inviting people to once again enjoy these outstanding monuments as soon as we are able.
A true heavyweight
Lligwy has a squashed look about it, as if its supporting stones are being slowly forced into the ground by its massive capstone. That’s not the case, even though this large tomb is roofed by a formidable stone 18ft/5.5m long by 15ft/4.6m wide weighing an estimated 25 tons, one of the biggest in Britain.
Lligwy, dating from late Neolithic (New Stone Age) times, would have originally been covered by an earthen mound. When the tomb was excavated in 1908, the bones of men, women and children were found along with animal bones, shells, flint implements, pottery and a bone pin.