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Chysauster Ancient Village

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No where like it

If you want to view the ruins of very very old houses this is your place . The views are good as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A trip into the past ...

To be able to wander around a village established in 1AD is an amazing experience. Although much... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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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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New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
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All reviews guide book english heritage ticket office iron age carn euny a small car park walking shoes an interesting place to visit well worth a visit uphill walk up hill bit off the beaten track better condition uneven ground helpful lady poor mobility information boards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to view the ruins of very very old houses this is your place . The views are good as well

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CG101010
Reviewed 28 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy U
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CockneyBrum
Reviewed 13 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I travel here on 6th of August 2018, It's a good place to visit. have nice views. the weather just perfect.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank muriedewi
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Amazing well preserved houses for such an age. Very quiet and peaceful, only saw one other couple all the time we were here. Informative staff in office. bit rough underfoot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bzoow
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure I saw other visitors with dogs on a lead.