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Chysauster Ancient Village

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Address: New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
Phone Number: +44 7831 757934
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Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman...

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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Middle of nowhere

This ancient site might be in the middle of no where but it is well worth a visit. A small car park at the end of what seems like an endless track, before a short walk to this... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
541gemma
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ancient site might be in the middle of no where but it is well worth a visit. A small car park at the end of what seems like an endless track, before a short walk to this interesting site.

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Thank 541gemma
Reading, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not far from Penzance, the Chysauster Ancient Village is well worth the trek off the B3311. You take the fork in the road at Badgers Cross and head down the small lane for about 1-2 miles. The road is narrow in places so be careful of oncoming traffic and passing by farms. There is a nice little car park at... More 

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Thank BakedAlaskaBoy
Penzance, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I took my daughter here for a little adventure, we had a great time in the underground parts, She enjoyed crawling round the tunnels.

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Thank corniscarrot
Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I took the kids here while D visited something 'more interesting' (her words not mine!). We loved it here. Very helpful staff and plenty of signage to explain things. The boys loved it, their imaginations were running riot. Well worth a visit.

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Thank BaileyRanger
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Fantastic site where you can feel the years roll back. Amazing to work out the layout of the houses and rooms - the guide book was invaluable for this. We spent a good two hours walking around the site, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Look forward to visiting again when more excavation has taken place. Visitors should be aware that the... More 

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Thank KimM750
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Not enough signage to know what you are looking at, £8.40 wasted (£4.20 each) to walk around some poorly maintained houses. Would have been £2.99 to buy the book as well. With lack of signage and gardener who left this strimer out for a trip hazard. Came away feeling ripped off. Such a shame as we love a good ruin.

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Thank Hollie A
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Came thinking it was neolithic but is actually roman. Small parking area so was difficult as busy. Small shop and assistant after a long walk. Further uphill walk to the site. A few small placards explaining the site. The site is made up of 9 ruined houses, some more ruined than others. You can make out the variety of rooms... More 

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Thank Busker999
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really interesting, gives real insight as to how the people lived here. Best to get a guide book to understand the site, the lady from English Heritage was also very helpful. If you have mobility issues this is probably not for you as there is quite a walk on uneven ground and over a stile to the site.

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Thank Sarah O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Having visited many historical sites similar to this I was dissapointed to find there had been a fair bit of restoration in the past especially when I had paid £4.20 to get in and then finding to really get the whole picture of the settlement I had to pay another £2.99. It is an interesting place but there are many... More 

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Thank notinham
Coalville, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Three generations of my family had a lovely morning here, learning about how people used to live. It's incredible to see how well the houses have lasted!

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