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Lanyon Quoit

B3312 Madron To Morvah Road, Bosullow | 2 Miles Drive From Madron, Madron, Penzance TR20 8NY, England
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A thought provoking window on the past

Lanyon Quoit is a Neolithic monument, thought to be on the site of an ancient burial ground. It is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Deena63
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Sydney, Australia
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Shame about the cattle grazing here

Such a shame that cattle are grazing around this ancient monument. Poo everywhere, paths churned up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jsinglehurst2017
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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Believed to be a burial chamber or a mausoleum from prehistoric times, this well-known Cornish quoit collapsed during a storm in 1815, breaking some stones, and was re-erected several years later.
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B3312 Madron To Morvah Road, Bosullow | 2 Miles Drive From Madron, Madron, Penzance TR20 8NY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lanyon Quoit is a Neolithic monument, thought to be on the site of an ancient burial ground. It is not in its original state, having been 'reassembled' in more recent years. It is administered by the National Trust. It is tucked away in a field...More

Thank Deena63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a shame that cattle are grazing around this ancient monument. Poo everywhere, paths churned up and quite worrying if you have a dog. It was never like this before and so sad that the farmer needs money so badly to ruin this place.

Thank jsinglehurst2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, the first challenge is to find it. Clearly visible from the road from Madron to Penzance we have to go back twice to find the point to access to the site. There is a small sign just on the side of the road and...More

Thank paolovbossi
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving back from Men-a-tol and saw Lanyon Quoit from the road. We parked in a lay by right next to the style which led straight to it. By this time it was tipping it down with rain, so we ran out with the...More

Thank Annabel S
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Stone henge is fenced off, if you want to get up close and personal with a monument then this is the one to head for, you can touch and connect and really appreciate it. sits alone in a field but worth the visit, theres a...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lanyon Quoit is one of numerous similar structures and, having been restored to what is believed to be its original configuration is arguably the best representation of its kind. What still puzzles archaeologists and historians is what it was used for. Thought to have been...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This megalithic tomb most likely dates from the early Neolithic period, but not in it's current form, having collapsed during a storm in 1815. It is nonetheless worth dropping in on if you enjoy history or just love exploring. It does have limited access through...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while touring around south Cornwall. The stones are fairly close to the roadway but you will need to park down the road a bit and walk to the stairs over the fence. Would be a great place to stop for a pic-nic. The...More

Thank hairycow
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Love the history behind Lanyon Quoit. Beautiful landscape surrounding the stones. Worth reading up about before a visit.

Thank lovecornwall2017
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There is no parking here, The lane is narrow so you need to find somewhere to pull over where you will not block the traffic. Be careful getting out of your car as the locals tend to use the road a bit like a racetrack...More

Thank LadyGail62
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Jerry E
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theres one called men scryfa
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I would say car would be much easier, we drove down through St Ives, stopped off at Zennor then on to the Quoit (its not really signposted but easy to see from road), not a soul there when we saw it, we continued on to Lands... More
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