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Visitor notice

As of Monday 14 December all staffed and unstaffed monuments will be closed until further notice.

This is following the announcement of the closure of all outdoor attractions in Wales.

For further information on the Welsh Government’s written statement: Updated Covid-19 control plan for Wales, please visit: gov.wales/written-statement-updated-covid-control-plan-wales

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Overview

Lonely Neolithic tomb with links to Arthurian legend

This bare and imposing Neolithic (New Stone Age) tomb stands alone in the centre a field on the outskirts of Cardiff. While it was originally covered by an earthen mound around 90ft/27m in length, only traces of this now remain, leaving its huge stones fully exposed to the skies. 

The largest is the massive capstone, still supported by three unusually tall uprights. Excavations in 2012 demonstrated that originally the burial chamber was buried within a large cairn of stones 30m long and 12m wide.  The chamber itself has never been excavated, so who or what is buried here remains a mystery.

Despite its Neolithic origins, the site’s name may derive from the Arthurian legend of Culhwch and Olwen, which appears in two 14th-century texts.


Prices

Category Price
Admission
Free

Facilities

No drones icon No smoking icon

Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.

Smoking is not permitted.


Directions

Road
1 1/2m (2.4km) S of St Nicholas, off A48, 6m (9.7km) SW of Cardiff
Rail
Waungron Park 41/2m (7.2km)

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