One good reason to visit Anglesey
Updated: May 19, 2020
Travel anywhere on Anglesey and you’ll see mystical megaliths and ancient monuments dotted about the countryside. Surprisingly for such a small island, more than 120 of them are scattered around the fields and headlands, many dating back thousands of years. Lligwy burial chamber, near Moelfre, goes back to the 3rd millennium BC. Excavations in 1908 unearthed the bones of 15-30 men, women and children inside the Neolithic chamber, which would probably have been covered with a mound of turf or soil similar to other burial chambers nearby. Imagine the feat of levering the capstone onto the upright stones without the use of modern machinery, also bear in mind that this is before the iron age and the advent of metal tools. .