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Chysauster Ancient Village

New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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Atmospheric Place

We visited this site on a cloudy day which added to feel of this isolated site. Fantastic if you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Interesting even on a dreary day

A great historic stop if you have any interest in how we used to live! Even on a drizzly dull day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jo F
Oxford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this site on a cloudy day which added to feel of this isolated site. Fantastic if you are interested in archaeology. The houses are brilliantly preserved. There is a bit of a steep climb which may limit access for some. There are handy...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great historic stop if you have any interest in how we used to live! Even on a drizzly dull day the site is fascinating and atmospheric. Slightly overpriced as (unfortunately) most English Heritage sites are but I'm still glad we went.

Thank Jo F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you are in Cornwall and enjoy your history this is a must. It is about the best preserved Iron Age settlement in the country. You hike about 400 yards up a hill from the car park but it is well worth the walk. Don't...More

Thank fishonsaturday
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful ancient village with stunning views. There is a small free car park with toilets and then a walk uphill to the kiosk. The walk is not difficult but is not disabled friendly with 2 lots of wooden steps to negotiate and once inside...More

Thank roycooper1
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We loved this place - went at the end of the day and out of main season and were allowed to let our dogs off leash as there was no-one else there. An interesting site and easy to get around - I can't imagine it...More

Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

My wife and I visited Chysauster Ancient Village (Chy Sylvester) on April 5th, 2017. The site is a little off the beaten path. Though only about 5km from Penzance in Cornwall, you will take rocky, beaten narrow roads to reach the small parking area (alongside...More

1  Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you enjoy ancient history, then this is a must. Beautiful setting and unexpectedly vast. The remaining walls give a telling insight of what life was like back then. Well worth a visit for any history seekers.

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The site has a free car park with free toilets. The entrance to the site is a short walk up hill. It cost around £4.50/4.75 per person. It's an lovely place to visit. It's interesting exploring the houses. It's interesting to get a feel of...More

2  Thank whitlamabroad
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Fascinating, well-described ancient village, set in stunning countryside. An uphill walk from the car park to the site, sensible shoes advised and not really suitable if you have poor mobility. Heathland flowers and wonderful distant views add to the delights of this place. The ruins...More

1  Thank Judith O
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Well we certainly found this to a bit of an adventure to find it, as you have to negotiate some really tight country lanes to get here, but it was certainly worth the effort. The village is totally accessible & has so much historical information...More

1  Thank P3439USandrewr
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Clive G
28 May 2017|
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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure I saw other visitors with dogs on a lead.