Explore Gurnards Head for a great walk with spectacular sea views. There’s an atmospheric Iron Age Fort, Chapel and Mine and the prospect of a posh lunch beside a roaring log fire in the pub of the same name
Ancient sites in West Cornwall
Explore West Cornwall with a rich heritage of ancient sites, dating from the Bronze and Iron Age.
The Ancient sites to visit in West Cornwall range from stone circles, healing stones, Menhirs, & burial chambers to ancient courtyard settlements and Holy or Sacred Wells
So why not get off the beaten track and really absorb the atmosphere and culture of the Cornish landscape.
Each blog combines recent photos with local knowledge and historical notes. A perfect short cut to help you plan you holiday in West Cornwall!
Our walk through the steep sided Kenidjack valley followed a route that perfectly frames views to Cape Cornwall. We were accompanied on our journey to the sea by a gurgling stream and glimpses of historic tin mines
Logan Rock presides over a beautiful stretch of coastline with dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches
To explore the holy wells of Cornwall is a chance to find quiet contemplative places away from the bustle of tourism and daily life. Sancreed or Chapel Downs Holy Well is one of the most easily accessed – although the setting has been heavily influenced by the Victorian clergyman’s idea of a garden
We made an August visit to Boskednan and Tregeseal, to find two of Cornwall’s ancient stone circles, set on heather clad heathland
Explore the atmospheric ancient healing well at Madron on the Land’s End Peninsula or “Boswarthen Celtic chapel and well” you will plunge back through the centuries into the ancient heart of Celtic Cornwall.
There are so many fascinating Ancient Sites to explore in West Cornwall.. We revisited the once mighty Iron Age fort of Chun Castle set beside the remarkable preserved Chun Quoit, in a commanding position high on the downs, with spectacular views over West Penwith.
We took a look at some of the ages of art yesterday in our local churches, by visiting the 15th century Frescoes in Breage church and the Penzance and Newlyn school paintings in St Hilary. Each are well worth a detour if you are looking for a different interest on your holiday in Cornwall. We’ve […]
Carn Euny is an ancient courtyard village settlement set around a deep fugue on the Land’s End Peninsula in West Cornwall
We visited Boscawen-un stone circle again this week mainly because Charles loves to photograph the ancient Cornish landmarks! At one point he had built up a fairly good collection but it was sadly lost down a crack of the computer never to be seen again. The years have gone by and a return visit to […]