Pentre Ifan

It is another miserable day weather wise, so a great opportunity to catch up with a few jobs in the Unicorn and load up some blogs.

One of the local places that we have been told to pay a visit to is the Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber. This is just a few miles up the road so by mid afternoon we decide it is time we brave the elements and pop out to have a look. A few miles up the road the weather is clearer and it almost looks bright by the coast.

Pentre Ifan dates from approximately 3,500 B.C. and it is thought it was used as a communal burial. The existing stones form the portal and main chamber of the tomb, which would originally have been covered by a large mound of stones about 98 feet long and 55 feet wide.


Through the stones we get a view of Carn Ingli hill-fort. It makes a stunning backdrop to this ancient site.

Tomorrow we will be moving a bit further north on the Welsh coast staying near New Quay. We have really enjoyed exploring this area and will add it to the list of areas that we wish to revisit.

(27th August 2014)

[To follow the places we visited you will need Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure Map OL35 – North Pembrokeshire]

© Two Dogs and an Awning (2014)

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