Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire, South Wales by Rod Williams ATC, ATD (Manchester)
 
Pentre Ifan is the best known and, because of its height, the most impressive megalithic monument in Wales. It is the remains of a chambered tomb for the communal burial of the dead which would have been used for some period before being finally sealed. The tomb was erected in the Neolithic Age, perhaps as early as 3,500 years B.C.
 
Source CADW.
 

Access to Pentre Ifan is along a short footpath from the road; there is parking space by the road for four or five cars. The cromlech is in a well-cared for, fenced off area at the end of the footpath and has a good information board showing, among other things, an artist’s impression of how the structure may have originally looked.

Pentre Ifan
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The Heritage Trust
 

Administrative authority: CADW.

The Heritage Trust Cared for Rating  **** (out of 5).

Suggested improvements: Better off-road parking facilities. Wheelchair access from road to site. Clear signs instructing visitors not to climb on the stones. One or two benches where people could pause and reflect on the monument and its setting.

See also moss’ feature on Three Cromlechs in Pembrokeshire.