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Sense of history

We visited today, walking across the peaceful grassland, if a little flooded in parts. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
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Its a miracle...that it's still there!

Mmm, bit of a toughy to write much about this if you're not into history or like so many that don't... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2018
Craig S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have visited st piran oratory many times over the last 40 years and I still find it interesting you can see the remains easy no

Thank pjmay2017
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We visited today, walking across the peaceful grassland, if a little flooded in parts. We were guided by the large cross near the top of the dunes and shortly after found the Oratory. Unfortunately, the site was partly flooded but the information panel gave a...More

1  Thank Kelly1917
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Mmm, bit of a toughy to write much about this if you're not into history or like so many that don't know that St Piran is one of the Patron Saints of Cornwall... who came ashore on the beach at/near Perranporth in the 5th Century....More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Beautiful area for walks and every so often something unexpected and very special. There's a plaque/information board nearby giving interesting historic facts which we didn't expect to find in the middle of nowhere...

3  Thank SamDennett
Reviewed 2 October 2017

When you consider this building is around one and a half thousand years old, it's in an amazing state of preservation. Probably because it was buried under sand dunes for most of that time means it wasn't pillaged for building stone. It's not hard to...More

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Not too much to see, but a great draw for all people who love Cornish history, the oratory is the first worshipful place of St. Piran, recently excavated for a second time by an archaeological team, featuring an old altar and remains of the original...More

1  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

"They" should put up a police cordon around this place with a guy with a megaphone shouting "nothing to see here, move on". We set off with good intentions, a sunny walk promised by the met office, forgetting that a sunny day in Cornwall for...More

1  Thank tomjoad00
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We came across this historic ruin by accident as we got lost on the dunes. We had walked on the coastal path from Holywell bay and wanted to circle back to our starting point. The paths on the dunes are not well signed and you...More

Thank MillyYorkshire
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Well worth the walk, it's such a wonderful place, especially with the dog and we're ones that always 'picks up', no matter where! The panel is very informative and good to see. A great site and a little gem of interest.

Thank Nikki D
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Nestled in the dunes at Penhale this site is a little piece of history, It has slowly been uncovered over the last few years after funding was secured to do this. It's a nice walk among the sand dunes and if you are interested in...More

1  Thank mark1ee
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