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Men Scryfa

On the Morvah to Penzance Road, Land's End, England
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Prehistoric Cornish history.

Mên Scryfa, Cornish for 'stone with writing', is a prehistoric standing stone which has been... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
Steve W
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Karratha, Australia
Take paper and a crayon/chalk with you!

If you're at Men-An-Tol, it's well worth the extra few minute walk to see this Inscribed stone... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Katie N
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On the Morvah to Penzance Road, Land's End, England
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

Mên Scryfa, Cornish for 'stone with writing', is a prehistoric standing stone which has been inscribed with "Rialobranus son of Cunovalus" during the medieval period. According to Cornwall Guide this translates to 'Royal Raven, son of the Glorious Prince'. Mên Scryfa is about 300 metres...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 24 June 2017

If you're at Men-An-Tol, it's well worth the extra few minute walk to see this Inscribed stone... hard to make out... if you can do a rubbing on it, would love to know what it looks like. :)

Thank Katie N
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Peaceful and rather mysterious, the Cornish landscape is dotted with hundreds of strange monolithic standing stones. Not quite stone henge but very accessible from the road. Locals say that a battle was fought nearby, and that Riolbranus was slain and buried at the spot. It...More

Thank Kernowbysvykken
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Always enjoy the rare treat of seeing real ancient Britain. Easy to find thanks to some great directions in earlier reviews. Loved just sitting there contemplating for a while.

Thank Dave H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Mên Scryfa or the 'Inscribed stone' is close to Mên-an-Tol just a short walk from the road where there is a small parking area. It isn't sign posted but is easily visible from the path in the middle of a field.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Mên Scryfa is a solitary standing stone in the middle of a field about a quarter mile from the most excellent prehistoric Mên-an-Tol standing stones which feature a round stone. A Roman inscription on its northern face is weathering after 1500+ years. At one time...More

2  Thank thunefeld
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This standing stone or “menhir” sits approximately 6 miles south-west from St Ives. It is reached by a rough, stony track that leads north from a small pull-in on the Madron to Morvah road where there is room to park several cars. Its precise grid...More

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