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Glan Conwy, Conwy, North Wales. United Kingdom.




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View showing the huge capstone and the present day entrance to the burial chamber.

The date is estimated at c.3500 B.C.

Hendre Waelod. Location



A view toward Snowdonia from near the Burial Site.


Hendre Waelod is the only one of the Conwy valley portal dolmens with the traditional high portal stones-in this case, originally 3m high and probably covered by a separate lintel, now lost. The chamber behind is large but rather low, covered by an enormous capstone which has slipped to the north. Access from the portal is blocked but it is possible to squeeze inside from the other elevation.


Hendre Waelod burial chamber is situated in a beautiful location on the bank of the River Conwy.


View from the burial chamber toward Conwy and the Conwy Estuary



Capstone and one portal stone viewed from the South


View from inside the chamber with the River Conwy in the background.

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View from the South showing portals with capstone to the left



One of the portal stones originally 3m high. The sloping site has caused a build up of ground level.





Location:
Map Ref.
OS 115/116 SH 793747 U2

From Glan Conwy, North Wales, travel south on A470 for 1 .25 mile to top of hill. At angled cross road turn right and continue down the lane for .75 mile to the footpath sign post at the bottom of the hill. Cross the stile and cross the field following the hedgerow to the small woods. The burial chamber is on the fenceline on the far edge of the small wood.


Visit the next site.
Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber

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.
HMSO Publications.


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