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Tinkinswood Burial Chamber

Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, Wales
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5000 year old picnic site

I love this place The largest capstone on the country at approximately 50 tonnes. Lots of myths... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2017
Nick L
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Informative and atmospheric

A great little trip and it's free. There's parking for about 3 cars and after a a 5 min stroll... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2016
Bourne End, United Kingdom
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Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

I love this place The largest capstone on the country at approximately 50 tonnes. Lots of myths and legends abound. True it could have been restored better but that was done a century ago. About 500 m walk from the road where you can park...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed October 26, 2016

A great little trip and it's free. There's parking for about 3 cars and after a a 5 min stroll along a marked path you spy this enormous stone perched on top of others, just how they got it up there 6000 years ago is...More

1  Thank Oskydog
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Easy 250m walk from the road where there is room for 5-6 cars. The site is marked but you may pass it if not on the lookout for the car area. Worth the walk, and listening to the recorded information. The site has been reconditioned/preservation,...More

Thank GroovyM
Reviewed February 21, 2016

We had to walk here and from the X2 bus stop at St Nicholas. We took the long way accidentally so for anyone wanting to go in the future make sure you stay on the road! There is a brown sign clearly marking it from...More

Thank Amena317
Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

Great place to go on halloween if you like a good scare approx 10pm in the night around burial chambers.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were travelling specifically see places like Tinkinswood and we weren't disappointed. This is a spectacular Burial Chamber set in a peaceful field. The wind-up audio machine offers information in both Welsh and English with part designed for children. It's quite easy to find -...More

1  Thank CanBrit1
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went here on my DofE Expedition as one of our stop off s, not much to say about it other than its very quiet there and peaceful. Nice place to stop off on a walk but wouldn't say I'd make an entire journey just to...More

Thank MattyJ97
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great place to spend an afternoon with the little ones setting the scene of what it would have been like 5000 years ago (that alone is enough to get them interested). If it has been wet take some wellies and you might even meet the...More

1  Thank David D
Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is a fine balance to be found between preserving veracity of a historical site and providing context through the provision of information, artefacts or reconstruction. Tinkinswood falls short. A 300m walk across a field is acceptable for access to such an old site but...More

2  Thank Scott W
Reviewed November 30, 2014

Tinkinswood Burial Chamber is an excellent place to glimpse Wales’ ancient past, away from the crowded tourist attractions. Located just outside of Cardiff, it is easily reached by car. As is typical of many similar Welsh sites, the megalithic burial chamber is situated a short...More

2  Thank CalWiscy
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