Other Historic Sites In Cornwall
Cornwall is steeped in history and we hope you will visit all our wonderful sites.
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Here are just a few examples:
Tintagel Castle is a magical day with its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast. It offers dramatic views, fascinating ruins and a stunning beach café.
Pendennis Castle, Falmouth is one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII. It has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War.
Great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition,standing on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch.
St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all.
The houses line a ‘village street’, and each had an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms.
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This well preserved 13th to 14th century dovecote, with its keystone finish roof, is thought to be the only one, of four surviving examples of its kind, in Cornwall. The Culverhouse was used to farm the eggs and meat of its inhabitants.
This magnificent iron age Celtic fort dates from about the second or third century B.C. It consists of three concentric circles, of ditch and rampart, 850 feet in diameter and standing 700 feet above sea level.
Built between 1839 and 1842 by its owner Joseph Thomas Treffry, this viaduct, 90 feet high and 670 feet long, had the dual purpose of carrying both a tramway and a high level leat across the beautiful Luxulyan Valley.
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A still almost complete and charming c.1500 granite-built Well House set over a Holy Well. This little baptistery and oratory contains the remains of a simple bath for the purpose of immersion.
Within a host of prehistoric remains on Bodmin Moor, this line of three early Bronze Age stone circles is one of the best examples of ceremonial standing stones in the south-west and is associated with many Cornish legends.
This superb example of a Neolithic or early Bronze Age Entrance Grave was probably built sometime between 2000 to 3000 BC. It is located by the roadside on a grass verge near Merry Maidens Stone Circle, which is known as ‘Dans Macn’, or the stone dance.
This Menhir or prehistoric Longstone, which was originally about 16 feet high, was known as Men Gurta. It is now more correctly called St Breock Longstone. Weighing about 16.5 tons it is still the heaviest standing stone in Cornwall.
This is perhaps the best preserved Portal Dolmen in Cornwall and one of the most impressive in Britain. This chamber tomb is dated from the Neolithic or late stone age, and may have been built sometime in about 3500 BC.
Lying on the south west slope of Caer Brane, this courtyard house settlement of the Iron Age and Romano-British periods was occupied from about 500 BC to AD 400; especially noted for its well-preserved souterrain or fogou.