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Address: Culverhouse Cross, Cardiff, Wales

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Informative and atmospheric

A great little trip and it's free. There's parking for about 3 cars and after a a 5 min stroll along a marked path you spy this enormous stone perched on top of others, just how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A great little trip and it's free. There's parking for about 3 cars and after a a 5 min stroll along a marked path you spy this enormous stone perched on top of others, just how they got it up there 6000 years ago is mystifying. The information board is excellent, especially the drawing recreating what it might have looked... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Easy 250m walk from the road where there is room for 5-6 cars. The site is marked but you may pass it if not on the lookout for the car area. Worth the walk, and listening to the recorded information. The site has been reconditioned/preservation, which was just fine for me as it enabled me to understand the history and... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

We had to walk here and from the X2 bus stop at St Nicholas. We took the long way accidentally so for anyone wanting to go in the future make sure you stay on the road! There is a brown sign clearly marking it from the road and you walk through a field to get to it.

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Thank Amena317
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Great place to go on halloween if you like a good scare approx 10pm in the night around burial chambers.

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Sudbury,ON
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188 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We were travelling specifically see places like Tinkinswood and we weren't disappointed. This is a spectacular Burial Chamber set in a peaceful field. The wind-up audio machine offers information in both Welsh and English with part designed for children. It's quite easy to find - just drive through St Nicholas village from Caerleon and turn left on Dyffryn Lane. There's... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

Went here on my DofE Expedition as one of our stop off s, not much to say about it other than its very quiet there and peaceful. Nice place to stop off on a walk but wouldn't say I'd make an entire journey just to see it.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2015

Great place to spend an afternoon with the little ones setting the scene of what it would have been like 5000 years ago (that alone is enough to get them interested). If it has been wet take some wellies and you might even meet the local pagan group who hold the odd celebration there (and very interesting it was to... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

There is a fine balance to be found between preserving veracity of a historical site and providing context through the provision of information, artefacts or reconstruction. Tinkinswood falls short. A 300m walk across a field is acceptable for access to such an old site but the chamber is then thoroughly underwhelming. Opening one side of the chamber allows an easier... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

Tinkinswood Burial Chamber is an excellent place to glimpse Wales’ ancient past, away from the crowded tourist attractions. Located just outside of Cardiff, it is easily reached by car. As is typical of many similar Welsh sites, the megalithic burial chamber is situated a short walk across a farmer’s field shared by sheep and cows. There is just a simple... More 

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penarth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Tucked away down a lane off the main A48 road. Tranquil, atmospheric surroundings. Huge stones which always make us wonder how on earth they were placed there.

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