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Chysauster Ancient Village

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Address: New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
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+44 7831 757934
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman...

Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman period, this ancient settlement consists of about seven round huts, the walls of which are mostly intact and well preserved. Stunning views across the countryside and out to sea. Child and dog friendly.

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Best visited on a sunny day.

The long walk up to the settlement results in a wonderful view,today in bluebell covered fields this is all a bonus,The site itself is interesting and thought provoking. How did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alison M
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The long walk up to the settlement results in a wonderful view,today in bluebell covered fields this is all a bonus,The site itself is interesting and thought provoking. How did the occupants work and live here, in these stone dwellings? Did they travel down to the sea for food?its a very special place .

Thank Alison M
Worcester, United Kingdom
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Like others we were "house hunting" while wandering around the ruins although we decided on different ones! A fascinating slice of history and a great place to spend an hour or two.

Thank ColinandJane
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My partner and I enjoyed walking around pretending we where house hunting. Nice twist to visit and made us think at what each place could have used for. Wear walking shoes or wellies.

Thank Jp C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ruins of an ancient hamlet lie on the side of the hill slightly north of Penzance. There is a nice little car park and toilets by the road at the foot of the hill. An amazing view of the coast of Penzance awaits you once you reach the ruins.

Thank CaravanDad
Spring, Texas
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151 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Chysauster Ancient Village is a very interesting old site. There are many signs explaining the site and what may have happened when people lived here. It's also beautiful when all the flowers are blooming. We were there in August, and there were wild flowers everywhere. I will say it is a pretty good hike to get to the sight. It's... More 

Thank Tsalib
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

This ancient site might be in the middle of no where but it is well worth a visit. A small car park at the end of what seems like an endless track, before a short walk to this interesting site.

1 Thank 541gemma
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Not far from Penzance, the Chysauster Ancient Village is well worth the trek off the B3311. You take the fork in the road at Badgers Cross and head down the small lane for about 1-2 miles. The road is narrow in places so be careful of oncoming traffic and passing by farms. There is a nice little car park at... More 

1 Thank ShurlockHomes
Penzance, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I took my daughter here for a little adventure, we had a great time in the underground parts, She enjoyed crawling round the tunnels.

1 Thank corniscarrot
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I took the kids here while D visited something 'more interesting' (her words not mine!). We loved it here. Very helpful staff and plenty of signage to explain things. The boys loved it, their imaginations were running riot. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank BaileyRanger
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fantastic site where you can feel the years roll back. Amazing to work out the layout of the houses and rooms - the guide book was invaluable for this. We spent a good two hours walking around the site, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to visiting again when more excavation has taken place. Visitors should be aware that the... More 

1 Thank KimM750

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