Din Lligwy has visible boundaries around the site and the remains of the hut circle house are in good condition. Looking around you can easily see all the remains and almost imagine how it would have looked. If you were to walk round an outdoor museum this is how it should look (in theory). It truly is a remarkable piece of history.
Infact its one of 3 in close proximity to each other. Lligwy Cromlech is a late neolithic burial chamber that is only a short walk away. You also have the remains of Capel Lligwy which are the remains of a 12th century chapel which you must walk past.
Din Lligwy sits just out side of Moelfre and close to the Anglesey Coastal Path. The area seems steeped in history over different milennia. Din Lliwy the remains of an ancient village which is remarkably well preserved given its age.
It’s widely believed that Din Lligwy held high significance in the local area. Iron working and smithing are to have been it’s primary purpose. Sections of the site may well have been of Iron age origin and expanded.
Archaeological excavation took place at Din Lligwy between 1905 -1907. Broken pot shards were excavated and dated to the 3rd and 4th centuries. Moreover animal bones were also discovered some of which were made into tools. One may have been a musical instrument at some point.
If you love your history then don’t miss this gem of a place. Don’t forget to check out the other two spots nearby.
Closest toilets are in the main car park in Moelfre. LL72 8HD, 15 March – 30 September.