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Tinkinswood Burial Chamber

Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, Wales
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Fascinating Neolithic site

This Neolithic burial chamber was built 6,000 years ago. The site was excavated in 1914. Its... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
This is a true hidden gem

This Neolithic age structure is truly impressive and worth going out of your way to see. Like some... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
henry v
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This Neolithic burial chamber was built 6,000 years ago. The site was excavated in 1914. Its capstone is thought to be the largest in Europe. The legend associated with Tinkinswood is that you die, go mad or become a poet if you spend the night...More

Thank ElizabethJK
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This Neolithic age structure is truly impressive and worth going out of your way to see. Like some of the stone circles seen throughout the UK, Tinkinswood offers a glimpse into the marvels of past civilizations. It is amazing to see such a large stone...More

Thank henry v
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place The largest capstone on the country at approximately 50 tonnes. Lots of myths and legends abound. True it could have been restored better but that was done a century ago. About 500 m walk from the road where you can park...More

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A great little trip and it's free. There's parking for about 3 cars and after a a 5 min stroll along a marked path you spy this enormous stone perched on top of others, just how they got it up there 6000 years ago is...More

1  Thank Oskydog
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Easy 250m walk from the road where there is room for 5-6 cars. The site is marked but you may pass it if not on the lookout for the car area. Worth the walk, and listening to the recorded information. The site has been reconditioned/preservation,...More

Thank GroovyM
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had to walk here and from the X2 bus stop at St Nicholas. We took the long way accidentally so for anyone wanting to go in the future make sure you stay on the road! There is a brown sign clearly marking it from...More

Thank Amena317
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to go on halloween if you like a good scare approx 10pm in the night around burial chambers.

Thank Katie W
Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were travelling specifically see places like Tinkinswood and we weren't disappointed. This is a spectacular Burial Chamber set in a peaceful field. The wind-up audio machine offers information in both Welsh and English with part designed for children. It's quite easy to find -...More

1  Thank CanBrit1
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Went here on my DofE Expedition as one of our stop off s, not much to say about it other than its very quiet there and peaceful. Nice place to stop off on a walk but wouldn't say I'd make an entire journey just to...More

Thank MattyJ97
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great place to spend an afternoon with the little ones setting the scene of what it would have been like 5000 years ago (that alone is enough to get them interested). If it has been wet take some wellies and you might even meet the...More

1  Thank David D
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