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Find directions on the map of Lligwy Burial Chamber.
Alternatively follow the signpost from the roundabout southwest of Moelfre on the A5205. Sign says Din Lligwy. The tomb is .5 mile,1km, along the lane on the left hand side. Keep an eye open for the kissing gate into the field. If you reach a fork in the road you have gone too far.
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Lligwy Burial Chamber is to be found in a field close to the small town of Moelfre Lligwy Burial Chamberon the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The most striking feature of the burial chamber is the massive capstone, estimated to weigh some 25 tonnes.

Lligwy is a neolithic burial chamber probably constructed before 3000 B.C. It was excavated in the early 20th Century and found to contain bones from up to 30 men, women and children. The illustration below suggests that the capstone was probably dragged over the support stones by brute force.
It is possible to enter the tomb but it is rather cramped for height!

There are many ancient sites on the Isle of Anglesey including prehistoric burial chambers but I would definitely recommend anyone visiting the east coast of Anglesey to find time to search out Lligwy. Lligwy is a fantastic burial chamber ...if you like ancient burial chambers!

Click the pictures below to see enlarged images of the Lligwy Burial Chamber, Moelfre, Anglesey Wales. © All pictures and text copyright Bernard Wellings

An illustration of possible means of construction of Lligwy Cadw, welsh heritage societies information board
An illustration of possible means of construction of Lligwy. Picture © Cadw  
Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation's information board on site
View from inside the tomb   Another view of Lligwy, looking like a  second world war pill-box
View from inside Lligwy tomb  
Another view of Lligwy, looking like a second world war pill-box

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