Dehus Dolmen
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The Déhus Dolmen is a Prehistoric passage grave approximately 10 metres in length. One of the capstones has a remarkable carving featuring a bearded face, arms and hands, what appears to be a strung bow and a series of symbolic designs. Large quantities of finds dating from 3500-2000BC have been found at the site.
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FionaG350
Poole, UK264 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
The bus driver was very good and telling me the correct stop to get off and where to find the Dehus Dolmen. There is also a signpost.
I had to wait a few minutes as there was a group of people inside, so I walked all the way around it.
Inside it is a little daunting when the door shuts, even with the light on. I had to stoop a little bit.
It is almost Tardis like inside with the side chambers.
Well worth a visit - esp as it is free to enter.
Written 4 October 2022
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pookahrabbit
Reading, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
To some people this would be little more than a pile of stones but the Neolithic people built this with great skill and precision and huge effort so its worth trying to imagine what it was like for them.

Extremely atmospheric inside the barrow. We were very struck by the carving -its really intriguing and expressive. I would hope children could enjoy finding the carving and interpreting it.

The bus driver kindly dropped us at the nearest corner but even then glad I brought a map.
Written 14 November 2019
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Thank you for your review and for making the effort to visit the Dolmen and appreciate it for the truly wondrous site that it is.
Written 18 November 2019
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Samantha T
103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I like Neolithic remains as they are a fascinating insight into people the same as us, only 4000+ years ago. We nearly missed the place as completely inadequately signposted. For information, there is a small layby nearby for one car. There is an information board outside, you unlatch a hobbit sized door, turn on the light on the left, and then wow! I couldn't believe how tardis-like 'big' it is, very long with four small chambers, two on each side. I was able to get in one of these side chambers, but the real gem is the main chamber itself, complete with standing stone in the middle. My partner discovered another light switch to the left which specifically lights up the engraved face of a man on one of the ceiling stones. When my partner put his face near the 'guardian', it was such a weird moment - two men separated by 4000 years. Apparently you can also see an engraved bow, but I couldn't spot that. I'm really glad we made the effort to track this plce down.
Written 30 October 2019
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Thank you so much for the great review! Not everybody appreciates the sheer beauty in the age of such an ancient monument and it is always gratifying to know our efforts to keep it lit and open are worthwhile. The signage isn't great and we do rely on people searching it out but I'm glad you did and took the time to give such a detailed explanation. It has inspired to update on the front of this page.
Written 1 November 2019
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Hannhdowns
London, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
This lovely little Dolmen has been restored so modern people can visit and enjoy. Low rated reviews do not take into account the Dolmen was not purpose build or situated as a tourist attraction. The lighting provided is outstanding to highlight the features of the chamber. It is a spiritual and a fascinating place, well maintained. I have visited similar places across Europe and have been expected to pay an entry fee. It is worth a detour. Fascinating.
Written 4 October 2019
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Leopold M
Kerkdriel, The Netherlands1,349 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We came accross this great place during a hike. We were surprised about the place and the quality of the remains. Going in the grave was quite exciting!
Written 31 July 2019
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ElaineAndGreg
Chesterland, OH3,040 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
The Dehus Neolithic Barrow appears on various websites, but the actual thing is subtle to say the least. It’s basically on the northwest corner of Guernsey.

Getting there is a little tough. It’s surrounded by the town and reached via a single-track road. If you pass it, which is easy, you have to navigate a warren of streets to find your way back. It wasn't that hard with our GPS, but a little frustrating.

Parking is worse. There is a large parking lot about 100 feet away for a small commercial enterprise, but they have all kinds of signs prohibiting any kind of parking there. Instead, you have to pull into a single unpaved spot directly next to the barrow itself. We passed it the first time because it was so small.

The barrow is little more than the barrow itself, maybe 20 feet wide and 35 feet long. You go through a gate to the barrow (which is all of 2 feet away, tops) and then through a small door. Duck. The ceilings are very low – less than 5 feet. There is a light switch to the left as you enter. Turn it on and you can walk in (but be sure to stoop). There is some limited information about the barrow either inside or just outside, but not a lot.

It was cool to see and go inside a structure that's about as old as the pyramids. It apparently was saved from destruction by a citizen around the time of the American Revolution to save it from being taken apart for its stone.

There is no charge to visit. There is a quality plaque that gives interesting information about the site.

If you an ancient sites fanatic this should probably make your list on Guernsey, but most others should probably pass unless you're nearby.
Written 13 July 2019
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Thank you for your comments. For the sake of accuracy and to make life easy for future visitors who may be reading this please allow me to clear up a few points. The Dehus Dolmen is not surrounded by the town. It's in the Vale parish on the very north-west tip of the island. There is a public car park less than half a mile away at the end of Le Parcq Lane. Free tourist maps do not give enough road detail or mark the nearest public car parks, but page 7 of the ubiquitous Perry's Guide map (the map all locals swear by) clearly shows the location of the dolmen and three nearby public car parks. This information, and more is also available on the Guernsey Museums website. It is down a single track road, as is much of Guernsey. The large parking lot referred to above is someone's private property and as such, public parking is not allowed there. There is much more information about this and other sites in the archaeology gallery of Guernsey Museum which also displays some of the Neolithic finds from within this tomb.
Written 27 July 2019
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fab_ab21
Basingstoke, UK63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Hidden away, this tomb is well looked after and very interesting. Although you will only spend 5 minutes, I would still recommend this visit. Mind your head...
Written 26 September 2018
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gene411
Freehold, NJ67 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Was an interesting stop but had very low access and dark to see ancient burial place was an interesting stop along tour route
Written 5 September 2018
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Thank you for your comments. It does have low access, but there are lights inside. You just need to locate the light switch.
Written 27 July 2019
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Dianne J
Bewdley, UK545 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This is only a small tomb, but it is easily accessed, is easy to enter, and is complete with a roof. Well worth a visit, and it's free!
Written 3 June 2018
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EliseHki
Helsinki, Finland25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Rare chance to see a tomb from this era, do it! We visited as a part of Guernsey Taxi Tours amazing full island tour, highly recommended!
Written 11 May 2018
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