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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...more
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To be able to wander around a village established in 1AD is an amazing experience. Although much has been lost, sufficient remains to be able to envisage what the settelemnt may have looked like over 2000 years ago. There is some walking involved, but the...More
There are many interesting ancient monuments on the Penwith peninsula. Many are in remote and isolated locations. This Iron Age Village is close to Penzance and well signposted. Some of the roads are a bit narrow. But generally it is easily accessible. There is a...More
We visited here early August during a camping trip to Cornwall.
I found it fascinating and the kids liked it too as they've both covered Iron Age Britain at school. It took my wife a little while to appreciate it (but mainly because it was...More
This is a lot more than just a load of old stones. You really can see the "houses" where our ancestors lived. There are some great panoramic views as well. We had a lot of fun here exploring.
The little hut with the English Heritage...More
Visited here last week and was very impressed. A great site full of interesting information regarding the ancient settlement. Run by English Heritage and a very nice and helpful lady on reception duties. I would recommend buying the guide book for £3.50 as this had...More
Worth reading the guide available on site. This ruined set of ancient houses has minimum "rules" so children can run in and out and imagine how families lived. It is a good walk up the hillside on gravel paths -- not suitable for buggies or...More
Approached by narrow roads. Parking for about 8 cars. Toilets in car park. Unsuitable for the less able as there is a 200 metre walk up a steep hill and over a stepped style. Enthusiastic lady on the reception. A further short walk uphill to...More
The abandoned & ancient village of Chysauster is an English Heritage site. It is free for members. Access is via a steep walk with steps so would be very difficult for someone with mobility issues.
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
The site itself...More