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Bryn Celli Ddu Burial Chamber - an ancient monument on Anglesey.

Bryn Celli Ddu. SH 507702

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, a general view

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, a general view

Close to the village of Llanddaniel Fab. This burial chamber is deservedly one of Anglesey's most important ancient monuments, and dates from circa 3000 years BC. A spiral inscription on one of the stones to the back of the mound is probably of Celtic origin.

One of Anglesey's best preserved ancient monuments, and certainly one of the most interesting, it has everything, standing stones, a henge, an inscribed stone, a mound, and an accessible burial chamber. If you visit just one of Anglesey's monuments, I would suggest you make it this one.

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Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, a side view of the entrance

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, a side view of the entrance

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, close up of the front

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, close up of the front

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Engraved Stone 140609

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Engraved Stone 140609

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Flowers left by someone on the internal megalith

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Flowers left by someone on the internal megalith

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Front Entrance

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Front Entrance

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, General view of the front

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, General view of the front

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Information Sign

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Information Sign

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Internal Entrance Hall

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Internal Entrance Hall

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Internal Megalith

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Internal Megalith

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Looking back to the entance from the internal chamber

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Looking back to the entance from the internal chamber

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Looking back to the entance from the internal hall

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, Looking back to the entance from the internal hall

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, the engraved standing stone from the top of the mound

Anglesey, Llanddaniel, Bryn Celli Ddu, the engraved standing stone from the top of the mound

Originally designed and built as a circle henge with a diameter of fifty seven feet, in the late Neolithic period this was destroyed by the building of the present burial chamber. Possibly suggestive of two early different religious cultures. It has a passage of over 25 feet, leading into the actual burial chamber. Inside you come across a free standing stone pillar. The site was excavated and repaired in four years, starting in 1927.

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