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Chysauster Ancient Village

New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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Fascinating history

What a place!! Me & my daughter (7yrs) are pretty into our history,we both love going to historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Good walking shoes and outdoor clothing required

A rare and fascinating Romano-British settlement. The settlers chose a fabulous place to set up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debbie R
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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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  • Poor2%
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New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place!! Me & my daughter (7yrs) are pretty into our history,we both love going to historical sites & finding things out so Chysauster was always on our list. Its an Iron Age village almost on top of a hill near Penzance. There's a...More

Thank treenabeanz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare and fascinating Romano-British settlement. The settlers chose a fabulous place to set up home for views. The layout of the houses is really interesting, makes for an interesting visit. However, there are a number of issues for visiting the site. The car park...More

1  Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A chance to look into the lives of pre-Roman Britons and where they lived. Very well presented with information panels strategically placed and well designed. I personally think House 6 is the best of the group, with much of the walls still in place giving...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner planned to go here whilst holidaying in south Cornwall. It's very interesting with good information about each ruin and pictures etc. Only thing I didn't really like was being charged entry into the field, although it was only £4.50 each it...More

Thank dragonpotter
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Very well set out and described small village ina stunning hillside location. Really enjoyable to wnder round the different remains opf buildings and imagine what it must have been like. Special plaudit for whoever it was in the information office on 7 May - the...More

Thank TonyBond
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Highly recommended for a cultural / heritage visit - the guide book is worth the extra investment and great value considering costs go towards preserving the site and other historical sites.

Thank ivdgbfhb
Reviewed 10 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 23 April 2017 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
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
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...More

Thank CaravanDad
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Clive G
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure I saw other visitors with dogs on a lead.