Open Day Fun at Barclodiad y Gawres

On a blazing hot saturday, the team headed out to Barclodiad y Gawres – a stunning chambered tomb on the coast of Anglesey – for an open day organised in collaboration with Cadw. Since an incident of vandalism some years back, access to the inside of the tomb has been restricted (although access is available on request, see more info on the Cadw website), but during the open day visitors were offered guided tours inside with the wonderful Rhys Mwyn. During the day, Lee flew above the mound and took some great photographs (you can see the whole album here), we made another rock art mural with the help of some wonderfully artistic kids, and spoke to lots of lovely and enthusiastic people about the site.

Rock art inside Barclodiad y Gawres Barclodiad y Gawres

Using these photographs, we were able to create a model of the mound. We will be heading back to survey the inside sometime soon, as it will require careful lighting to make sure the rock art is photographed at it’s best – if you had a look inside, you will know just how dark it is! Thanks to everyone who came out and visited the site, we hope you had as fantastic a day as we did!


I am a computer scientist (aka a keyboard basher!), working as part of the HeritageTogether team at Aberystwyth University.

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