Pentre Ifan

The iconic symbol of ancient pre-Celtic people and their burial chambers. Other burial chambers can be found behind Harbour Village above the Ferry terminal. Pentre Ifan is about 12 miles north of Fishguard. Pentre Ifan is the most popular megalithic site in Wales,  a splendid burial chamber with a huge capstone delicately poised on three uprights. Occasionally called Arthurs’ Quoit, Pentre Ifan means Ivan’s Streading or Village. Dating back to about 3500 BC and unusually oriented north-south, this striking monument stands on the slopes of a ridge with sweeping views over the Nevern Valley and Cardigan Bay. Although the capstone weighs over 16 tons, is 5m (16ft 6in) long and 2.4m (8ft) off the ground, it is hauntingly elegant.  The stones of the chamber are all of local igneous rock and on the portal stone you can discern a faint decorative cupmark.

Pentre Ifan Cromlech

Location:

Pentre Ifan

Near Nevern