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Visitor notice

This monument is open and free to visit with no pre-booking required.

Check our opening times and facilities below; please act responsibly and be respectful of the local area during your visit.

Please adhere to Welsh Government social distancing guidelines and coronavirus restrictions at all times and do not attempt to access enclosed spaces.

Overview

A bird box on a truly epic scale

At first glance, it’s hard to believe that this massive structure was built to house pigeons and doves. Built around 1600 by influential Welsh politician Sir Richard Bulkeley, the dovecote’s huge domed roof provided room for up to 1,000 nests and was an important source of meat and eggs. Inside the vaulted dome is a stone pillar some 12ft/37m high, which would have supported a revolving ladder used to reach the nests lining the walls.

Penmon is particularly well blessed with historic sites – make sure you also visit Penmon Priory, Cross and St Seiriol’s Well


Opening times

Daily 10am–4pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Directions

Postcode LL58 8RW