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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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One of many ancient sites in a very small area

Lanyon Quoit is one of numerous similar structures and, having been restored to what is believed to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick S
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Penhayle Bay
Neolithic megalithic tomb.

This megalithic tomb most likely dates from the early Neolithic period, but not in it's current... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
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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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The place has a magical atmosphere. Almost like feeling a connection with our ancestors who used this as a place for gatherings. We visited passing by, a few cows and bulls from the nearby farm were around grazing. Which made it for interesting pictures!

Thank Davide C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Worth stopping to take a look or picture but bare in mind that it has been rebuilt. Despite this it does give a good indicator as to it's original configuration.

Thank Ray G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

This is a beautiful Quoit in a lovely remote location. Although it is not exactly how it was when it was built, it is still beautiful. But please treat it with respect as ancient people were probably buried under here. Please refrain from playing around...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2017

Really lovely isolated place to find peace and tranquility. It was a little foggy when I visited but this just added to the mystery of the place. Felt really special and definitely worth the effort to visit.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 11 January 2017

It was very foggy the day we visited Lanyon Quoit. It really did add to the atmosphere of the place. This is another one of those places that is easy to reach from the road, if you know what road to take. We had a...More

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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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