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Capel Garmon Burial Chamber

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The Capel Garmon Neolithic Burial Chamber is located three quarters of a mile south of the village and approximately 200 yards (182metres) south of Ty’n y Coed farm. The megalithic monument dates back to between 1,500 and 2,200 BC and was first excavated in 1927. Classed as a Severn-Cotswold Cairn it has been significantly reduced leaving only the central chamber and an impressive 14 ton capstone Although the recovery of artefacts has been very limited some ‘Beaker-People’ late Neolithic pottery was found. The most important discovery, an iron firedog, was made some distance from cairn on a nearby farm and is believed to have been a high status votive offering to the gods of the time. During the 19th century the Capel Garmon Burial Chamber it was utilised as a stable by the local farmers of the time. In more recent years the site has been thoroughly explored and restored.


Bala CampsiteBala

Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Crynierth Caravan Park, Cefn Ddwysarn (Road), Bala
Gwynedd, Wales, LL23 7LN
+44 (0)1678 530 324

Contact Details

  • Address: Rhydlanfair Road, Capel Garmon, Denbighshire, Wales, United Kingdom, LL26 0RR
  • GPS: 53.07317002331906,-3.7617015838623047
  • Part of UK: Wales
  • Sat Nav Postcode: LL26 0RR
  • Entrance Fees: Free Entry / Access via right of way
  • Disabled Access: Very limited
  • Visibility from Road: None

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