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Take the A5025 Anglesey east coast road. At the Llanallgo roundabout (on the outskirts of Moelfre) follow the sign to Din Lligwy. Continue along the lane for 1km to layby. Follow instructions on sign post to Din Lligwy.

Din Lligwy Ancient Village Moelfre

The Din Lligwy Ancient Village, or as sometimes called the Din Lligwy Hut Group is located on the outskirts of Moelfre close to the north east coast of Anglesey, North Wales. If you are visiting Anglesey and you are able to visit just one archaeological site then I would have to recommend that you visited Din Lligwy.|
Din Lligwy Ancient Village
The Din Lligwy site is a well preserved example of the type of settlement built by the native population of Anglesey during the latter part of the Roman occupation of Wales. But the origins of the settlement may well go back into the iron age and it was probably a small farming community. The name Din refers to its surrounding protective wall, although the site cannot really be considered defensive in character.|
For a pre-Roman site, a great deal remains including the enclosing wall and the foundations of many buildings, many of them with substantial and well made foundations constructed from the local limestone. The massive outer protective wall is almost intact although much reduced in height. Within the wall the settlement consists of round and rectangular huts, probably not all put up at the same time. The principle period of occupation was during the 4th century AD. | The settlement is one of several in the Lligwy Valley. Excavations in 1905 -07 produced hundreds of Roman pot sherds of the 3rd and 4th Centuries AD, many repaired with iron clamps. The most important economic activity appears to have been iron working, smithing and perhaps smelting. From excavation, it seems that the round structures were probably houses and the rectangular ones barns or workshops.

First view of the Din Lligwy Ancient Village
Round house at the Din Lligwy Ancient Village
1.First view of the Din Lligwy Ancient Village 2. Remains of the Round house at the Din Lligwy Ancient Village
Din Lligwy Settlement
The 5 ft, 1.5m, thick perimeter walls at Din Lligwy
3.Din Lligwy Settlement 4. The 5 ft thick, 1.5m, perimeter walls at Din Lligwy
Din Lligwy Iron Age Village
Pathway to Din Lligwy Ancient Village
5.Din Lligwy Iron Age Village 6.Pathway to Din Lligwy Ancient Village
Artist's impression of Din Lligwy
Artist's impression of Din Lligwy Ancient Village
7.Artist's impression of Din Lligwy 8.Artist's impression of Round House
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