The Bachwen Dolmen is notable for the many -- some say up to 100 -- cupmarks on the upper surface of its large wedge-shaped capstone, which is supported on four upright stones and measures some nine feet long by five feet wide. In addition, at least eight cupmarks have been found on its east face.
The supporting stones are arranged around a rectangular space in two facing pairs. It is thought that the gaps between the stones were probably originally filled with dry-stone walling, a technique found commonly in tombs of this region, according to one observer.
About Bachwen Dolmen
Megalithic Portal: Bachwen
Journey to Bachwen Dolmen
The Bachwen Dolmen is located on a footpath west of St. Beuno's Church in Clynogg Fawr on the Llyn Peninsula in Gwynedd, Wales.
The Modern Antiquarian: Bachwen Burial Chamber
Ordnance Survey Map (SH407495)
Visitors information for the Bachwen Dolmen may be found at the Modern Antiquarian website. General tourist information may be found on the Llyn Peninsula page of the Snowdonia Mountains and Coast website.
Additional Photos of Bachwen Dolmen
Sign on Path to Bachwen Dolmen
Approaching the Bachwen Dolmen
Cupmarked Capstone, Bachwen Dolmen
Interior, Bachwen Dolmen