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|Description ||Barclodiad Y Gawres Burial Chamber SH329707
Visited Saturday 24th and Monday 25th September 2000
This outstanding location, another Giantess Apronful (another being situated near Conwy), is NW of Aberffraw and S Rhosneigr, off the A4080. Easy parking access, and a 10 minute or so walk along the coast (you might even see some surfers at Porth Trecastell cove below!) brings you to the concrete capped chamber overlooking the Irish Sea. You might find some of the signposts eroded; and one English language section had been defaced, leaving the Welsh part only!
A key is necessary; available for loan at the Countryside Centre at Aberffraw (open May to early September, or from the adjacent tea rooms). A torch is imperative, really but I did not have one, so some of the photos are literally a shot in the dark! My eyes did adjust quite well after about ¼ hour, enough to be able to pick out some of the rock art. Spirals & Chevrons abound similar to art at Newgrange in Ireland, if I remember correctly. Offerings had been left on the stone with spirals.
There is also a full scale replica of the inside of the chamber at the Oriel Ynys Mon in Llangefni. This location also has some poignant memories, as my daughter took some of her 1st steps here!|
|WOW!!! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SITE.|
|I visited Barclodiad and I have to say the same. It is one of the most amazing ancient british sites. One of those rare features that catches the last dying rays of sunset over a beautiful seascape view.|
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