A 4000 year old barrow cemetery is found on the hills just a few miles from Prestatyn and Rhyl, in Flintshire. These Bronze Age monuments are quite hard to see on the ground, but there are a surprising number of them in this part of Wales, near to Snowdonia and the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Watch my video to see my visit to four Bronze Age barrows within a few metres of each other. I describe how they were made, what they were for, and why they may have been built here thousands of years ago.
The monuments’ history doesn’t end in the Bronze Age. As time went on, they were used for other things too, such as the location for a water reservoir, stone for a road, and even a holding point for a boisterous donkey!
These particular monuments only sit about a mile from Gop Hill – the third largest prehistoric human-made mound in Britain. Hear and see a lot more about it in my video (with tiny tot Poppy in tow), here:
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