Bryn Celli Ddu Welsh pronunciation: [brʌn keːɬi ðɨː] is a prehistoric site on the Welsh island of Anglesey located near Llanddaniel Fab. Its name means 'the mound in the dark grove'. It was archaeologically excavated between 1928 and 1929. Visitors can get inside the mound through a stone passage to the burial chamber, and it is the centrepiece of a major Neolithic Scheduled Monument in the care of Cadw. The presence of a mysterious pillar within the burial chamber, the reproduction of the 'Pattern Stone', carved with sinuous serpentine designs, and the fact that the site was once a henge with a stone circle, and may have been used to plot the date of the summer solstice have all attracted much interest.
Bryn Celli Ddu is generally considered to be one of the finest passage tombs in Wales. Its passage and burial chamber are complete, and it is still buried under a mound or cairn, reinstated following its excavation in 1929. (Many stone chambered cairns have lost these features.) As it now stands, the passage is 8.4 m (28 ft) long, the first 3.4 m (11 ft) being unroofed with a pair of portal stones. The main passage has walls of vertical rock slabs, roofed by a series of stone lintels. The mound, being substantially smaller than as originally made, no longer completely encloses the burial chamber, so the back wall is open to the air, allowing some natural light in.
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George Brittain | Feb 13, 2018
There is free parking across the road. Turn right out of the parking and you will find the path on your left. When I was there is was washed out due to flooding so I had to walk along the farmers road which is to the left when leaving the car park. It's a muddy walk and also had to jump a fence to get into the area. There are a couple signs posted with information, but it's best to look the site up beforehand to learn more.
DanyLS | Apr 3, 2018
A prehistoric site on the Welsh island of Anglesey located near Llanddaniel Fab. Visitors can get inside the mound through a stone passage to the burial chamber, and it is the centerpiece of a major Neolithic Scheduled Monument in the care of Cadw. The presence of a mysterious pillar within the burial chamber, the reproduction of the 'Pattern Stone', carved with sinuous serpentine designs, and the fact that the site was once a henge with a stone circle, and may have been used to plot the date of the summer solstice have all attracted much interest.
Emma Clarke | Mar 1, 2018
Beautiful place and very peaceful, best to go on a quiet day as it can get busy which takes away the charm of the place
John Awen | Dec 23, 2017
A truly magical and very sacred place. Incredible energies that literally hold and cradle you whilst there. A real gem of a place.
Jason Parry | Feb 7, 2018
Found this fantastic burial chamber which is a prehistoric site in great condition, just off the A4080 when I was returning from a walk on Llandyn island (Newbrough Beach) its sign posted on the road just a couple of minutes drive away from Plas Newydd House and Gardens. When you find the parking there is a little walk along a river to found the burial chamber, wearing wellies may be necessary if there had been lot of rain. There is also plaqe with more information and been able to actually go inside is a real treat.
Natalie Quate | May 30, 2018
A nice quick walk from the car park and you are there. The information boards give enough information to intigue but not be boring. You can go inside the burial chamber and it feels very mystical and mysterious. Can highly recommend!
andrew barlow | Jun 1, 2018
If you use your sat nav you'll end up at a farm. Keep going for a bit and you'll see the car park on your left( coming from the Plas Newydd end). Cross the road and follow the path. When it diverges, cross the bridge heading left. The burial mound is low, but okay for me. Interesting to see and think about it's age.
James Maskery | Jul 6, 2018
While a little walk away from the car park, this attraction is well worth a visit. You can have a very close look at the burial mound and there are a few information boards around the site. While not much else to do at the site, been able to get close so some of the oldest British history outside of a museum. No cover available on rainy days.
Paul Steffan Jones | Jul 5, 2018
Atmospheric even on a hot, bright day. Felt privileged to be in that tight interior space the ancients once frequented. An impressive monument a few hundred metres walk on an even path from a car park that is for about eight vehicles.
Michael Nicholson | Jul 15, 2018
Well maintained site. Make sure you leave an offering inside
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