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Le Creux ès Faïes

The north-western end of the tomb

Le Creux ès Faïes

This neolithic tomb is known in Guernsey folklore as one of the entrances to Fairyland.

This chamber and passage grave on the L'Eree headland by Lihou Island is nine metres long, two metres high and ten metres at its widest.

Two capstones remain over the chamber but there may have been more covering the passage as well as a line of stones around the northern edge of the mound which have been moved over the years.

Le Creux ès Faïes

Does the entrance lead to Fairyland?

Excavations of the site in 1840 discovered flint arrowheads, prehistoric pottery, and human and animal bones.

Folklore says every Friday night the fairies would leave the tomb to join the witches' revels at Le Catioroc and every full moon would see them dance until daybreak at the Mont Saint.

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