Saints and Stones: Gop-y-Goleuni

After Silbury Hill, Gop-y-Goleuni is the largest prehistoric monument in the U.K. The site measures approximately 300 x 225 feet and is almost 40 feet high. It is made of mostly stone construction.

Excavations in 1886-7 revealed just a few bones of animals, with no chambers or passages being discovered. Many observers, however, believe there may be a large passage grave lurking beneath the mound. Others believe that the nearby caves are connected to the cairn.

About Gop-y-Goleuni

Megalithic Portal: Gop-y-Goleuni
The Modern Antiquarian:The Gop Cairn
Wikipedia: The Gop

Journey to Gop-y-Goleuni

Gop-y-Goleuni is located north of the village of Trelawnyd in Flintshire, Wales.

Ordnance Survey Map (SJ08668017)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Gop-y-Goleuni may be found at the geograph website. General tourist information may be found at the Discover Flintshire: North Wales website.

Additional Photos of Gop-y-Goleuni

Path to Gop-y-Goleuni
Looking Downward from the Top of Gop-y-Goleuni
Top of Gop-y-Goleuni
Evidence of Earlier Excavations, Gop-y-Goleuni
Caves Near Gop-y-Goleuni
Interior of Cave Near Gop-y-Goleuni

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