View from the west (Colwyn Heights in the
The date is estimated at c.3500 B.C.
A view of the Conwy Valley near the Burial Site.
Maen y Bardd is a beautiful structure in a beautiful location high above the
On the west the sidestones and the capstones
project to form a portal area., though this "entrance" does not have
the extra height associated with portal dolmens (the class of tomb to which
this monument almost certainly belongs).
Maen y Bardd burial chamber is situated in a beautiful location on the hills
above the River Conwy.
View from the roof of the burial chamber looking south toward Llanrwst.
Capstone and portals forming the "entrance".
View from inside the chamber with the
River Conwy in the background.
View from the southwest.
View from the east.
Standing stone near Maen y Bardd.
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From Conwy, North Wales, travel south down
the Conwy valley about 4 miles (west side of the river) to Rowen. Park car in
Rowen and climb steep hill (very, very, very steep) past the old YHA. Continue
to the old roman road. Maen y Bardd is on the right hand side of the track soon
after exiting the wooded path (please shut the gate). Their are some other standing
stones nearby supposedly belonging to the 2nd millenium B.C. One only is shown
here, it is situated approx. 500m. west of Maen Y Bardd above the track. (I
missed the one below the track). There
are more standing stones further along the roman road at Bwlch y Ddeufaen. Well
worth a visit.
Visit the next site.
Hendre Waelod Burial Chamber
Capel Garmon Burial
For holiday breaks including accommodation close
to these and other Standing Stones, Stone Circles and Burial Chambers in North
Wales please contact
the Bryn Holcombe Hotel.
Visit the walesdirectory home page
for links to other interesting Welsh historical sites.
Acknowledgement: A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales. Gwynedd. Frances Lynch.