Portal dolmens are the simplest form of megalithic tomb. They comprise several upright stones, and a horizontal capstone which rests on these. Bachwen, on the Llŷn Peninsula is an example of this type of monument.
Tips for visiting portal dolmens:
- Be careful not to bump your head when you are inside the dolmen.
- Please be careful around the capstone as it can be precariously balanced at some sites.
Tips for photographing:
- Walk around the outside of the dolmen, taking photographs from all around the outside.
- Try to get good coverage on the top of the dolmen, but please don’t climb on top of the capstone!
- Photograph the inside of the dolmen, including the underneath of the capstone and the floor.
- Using a tripod will ensure your photographs are not blurry if there is low lighting inside the dolmen.
- You can use a flash if you need to.