Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber
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Rikki
Llanrhystud, UK3 contributions
Great place to sit on and eat lunch apparently
Aug 2021 • Couples
I always thought there was an unwritten etiquette to visiting these type of monuments (that you let everyone enjoy them as much as you) Visited the site and two couples were eating their lunch on top of the large stone,only one acknowledged our presence and continued to eat their lunch for the duration of our visit.We were obviously taking photos and made it impossible to take any without including them.We live fairly close so can visit again.The site is well signposted but parking is very limited.
Written August 31, 2021
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Karen T
Goodleigh, UK8 contributions
History at your feet
Sep 2020
This is not a day out type of place, more a 15 minutes walk and maybe a 30 minutes mooch around. But worth the visit, we really enjoyed it and there was no-one else around. Best to park in Capel Garmon and walk to the site. It is not large, but is very interesting, although there was not a great deal of information at the site. But to be honest, it is what it is, a burial chamber on the edge of a farmers field, so for history buffs it’s nice that you can actually get to it, and not view from a distance like a lot of things.
Written October 5, 2020
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Adventure115464
7 contributions
Definitely worth a visit
Sep 2020
Very impressive burial chamber in beautiful countryside. I felt a connection with my ancestors living long ago. Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 14, 2020
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Daisy_May
Blackpool, UK45 contributions
Old burial chamber
Aug 2020 • Solo
Short walk from free car park.
Old burial chamber, very exposed.
Great views.
Lots of trees.
Free to visit.
Nice day trip.
Written August 4, 2020
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Tom H
Santa Cruz, CA331 contributions
A good look at an almost complete long barrow
Jun 2019 • Couples
This Neolithic burial chamber is ¾ miles south of the village of Capel Garman. We stopped off here on our way to Langollen. If you’re coming from the North, take the road that leads directly through the main part of Capel Garmen and continue straight. You will see a small sign on your right that says parking for Capel Garmen burial chamber. There is room for about two cars on the right of the road. Don't head off on any of the narrow side roads. There are instructions and arrows that direct you past a gate and a farmhouse and then left through a couple sheep filled pastures to this wonderful site. The entrance way of the chamber is tall enough to almost stand in without brushing you head against the capstone. Past that there are three burial chambers which are no longer covered up and you can imagine what the site looked like when complete. Its amazing to gaze around and wonder about people gathering here so many years ago.
Written August 3, 2019
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Helen N
Newport, UK29 contributions
Beautiful, but difficult to find
Jul 2019 • Couples
As other reviewers have noted, this is not an easy place to find. The location isn't clear on the OS map and the Cadw page doesn't give directions, so even with a map and compass it took these two walkers a long time to track it down. Access is via a path across fields, and even when we found the correct path it was easy to take a wrong turn. Once we got there, this was such a beautiful and tranquil location that I could happily have sat all afternoon in the sunshine, drinking in the calm of the place and the wonderful view of Moel Siabod to the west. There are information boards and the site is well kept -- it's even possible to walk inside, but mind your head!
Written July 28, 2019
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Morgan H
Hemel Hempstead, UK112 contributions
Worth the magical mystery tour!
May 2019 • Family
Wow, this place is a job to find! No signs, no location on Google Maps, not much other than a vague "It's south of the village" indication on a website. We eventually found it but there isn't really anywhere to park other than on the slightly wider side of the road and then walk through the gate. Again no signage or indication - we kind of figured we needed to go along the dirt track rather than into the farm but we might have kept walking right past the gate into the field if the farmer hadn't guessed where we were going and gave us directions.

Definitely worth the effort though. Absolutely astounding! Whilst you're there, look it up online as you can find quite a few diagrams and some good info. It's crazy to think of people moving rocks that size all those years ago with no machinery...love that kind of thing. Thoroughly recommend!
Written June 7, 2019
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John P
Leeds, United Kingdom295 contributions
Important long barrow in stunning scenery
May 2019 • Friends
Dating from 3rd millenium BC, this long barrow is well worth a visit (Capel Garmon, Llanrwrst, LL26 0RW). It is surrounded by farm land but with footpath access. The CADW map reference is actually the centre of the village, next to the now closed White Horse pub, where it is possible to park. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from there to the barrow: walk from the pub with the church on your right, pass down the street in front of the Zion chapel on your left. Continue along the lane for about a third of a mile, to a gated farm (Maes y Garnedd) track on the right. Go down the track until at the bottom of the hill, and before the farm, there is a stile on the left. Cross the stile and then the field to another stile. When over this, follow the fence on your left, over another stile, and then (keeping close to the fence on your left) on to a metal farm gate. From there you will see the fencing around the barrow a little over to the left, and about 100 yards further on.
Written May 24, 2019
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Tad666
Essex, England317 contributions
Amazing Site
May 2018 • Couples
This burial chamber is within a Farmers Field at this time of year there are young Lambs in the field beware because Mummy doesn't like you too close.
The burial site itself is truly amazing and worth the effort to get there it is not a long walk but with farm animals other stuff comes with I mean the smelly stuff. There is an enormous cap stone, who they lifted it who knows. Worth a visit parking an issue small layby by gate 2 cars.
Written May 24, 2018
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KevinSadler2364
Leicester, UK1,267 contributions
It's in the middle of nowhere
Mar 2018 • Solo
If you, like me, enjoy wrapping up in layers and don't mind the cold, then visiting in the middle of the coldest spell in the UK in many years holds no terror.
Walking to this place in the middle of nowhere I was glad I was wearing Wellington boots, the snow was reaching the top of them, and the wind was howling. However, I was rewarded with a wonderful sight, an ancient burial chamber dating back thousands of years, and the views made for an enjoyable experience.
Written March 3, 2018
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