Ty Mawr Standing Stone

Ty Mawr Standing Stone

The Standing Stone dates from the Bronze Age and is believed to be around 6,000 years old.

Believed to date back to the Bronze Age, the Standing Stone is based on the outskirts of Holyhead, stands 9 feet tall (2.7m) and is believed to date back to the Bronze Age. It is located next to another historically significant site of the Trefignath Burial Chamber and, as a result, is sometimes referred to as the Trefignath Standing Stone.

More recently, major works in the area have revealed several round houses and a long house along with several other artifacts also believed to date back to the Bronze Age, including axe heads believed to be around 6,000 years old along with other stone and flint tools of the era.

The name "Standing Stone" comes from the French (from Middle Breton 'A menhir' men meaning 'stone' and hir meaning 'long') and such stones have been discovered across Europe, Africa and Asia with the highest volume being discovered in Ireland, Western Europe, particularly Ireland, Great Britain and Brittany.

How to get there:

Road 1m (1.6km) SE of Holyhead, off B4545

Additional Information:

The Ty Mawr Standing Stone is open from 1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

Current Opening Times - 

1 April 2014 - 31 March 2015

Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm

Last admission 30 minutes before closing

Phone: 01443 336000

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