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Bryn Celli Ddu (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

Each time I've visited this site its been such an experience. First time round bumped into a couple of students meditating the afternoon away inside whilst waiting for the ferry to Ireland! Second time around, when approaching the chamber along the new pathway and to the rear, my partner and I could make out voices coming from the direction of the mound. Upon venturing inside we expected to see other intrepid explorers but the place was absolutely empty! (Of living beings anyway)Weird!! In the right light (or with a torch) it is possible to see the exquisite patterns on the inner stones. The pananoramic views from the top of the mound of the surrounding area and Yr Wyddfa range are superb. A definite must see along with Barclodiad Y Gawres!!

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Barclodiad-y-Gawres (Chambered Cairn) — Fieldnotes

What can I say about this site that hasn't already been said before! Visited the site twice now whilst in Anglesey. Once about 7 years ago and then again last year after The Modern Antiquarian had rekindled my inner fascination and connection with such sites (thanks to Cathy Mc by the way for first borrowing me her copy!). Only just found the time though to post pics from last years visit. On visiting the site you must make sure that you get the key and have a look inside (someone had already borrowed it last time and disappeared for the day with it!). The modern concrete dome does take a bit away from the aesthetics of the internal structure but it is still worthwhile venturing in. The carved stones are superb examples and you can imagine what kinds of ancient ceremonies used to take place within their view. The location and panoramic views are simply breathtaking. Astounding!!

Barclodiad-y-Gawres (Chambered Cairn) — Images

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