showing the huge capstone and the present day
entrance to the burial chamber.
The date is estimated at
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
Hendre Waelod burial chamber is situated in a
beautiful location on the bank of the River
View from the burial chamber toward Conwy and the
Capstone and one portal stone viewed from the
inside the chamber with the River Conwy in the
the South showing portals with capstone to the
One of the portal stones originally 3m high. The
sloping site has caused a build up of ground
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
Visit the next site.
Dyffryn Ardudwy 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.