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Anglesey Neolithic burial chamber reopens


Anglesey Neolithic burial chamber reopens

The Neolithic burial chamber Barclodiad y Gawres in Anglesey has been closed for a number of months to remove graffiti, but the outstanding monument which overlooks the Irish Sea can now be visited again by appointment every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday between 12 and 4pm until 30 September.

The burial chamber can be viewed externally throughout the year between 10am and 4pm.

Cared for by Cadw, Barclodiad y Gawres, located northwest of Aberffraw on the Anglesey coastal path, is an example of a cruciform passage grave, and is famous for its decorated stones.

As the chamber is reached through a locked gate, visitors wishing to see the monument should call into the nearby Wayside Stores in Llanfaelog, one mile north of the chamber, where they will then be accompanied to the chamber by a member of staff. Wayside Stores are contracted by Cadw to manage the chamber.

Barclodiad y Gawres key-keeper, Keith Woods, said, 'I am delighted to have the burial chamber open again. It is one of the most precious sites of its kind in the UK and is extremely popular with tourists.'


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