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Trethevy Quoit

| Off B3254, Bodmin PL14 5JY, England
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How did they do it?

Trethevy Quoit begs the question, how did they do it? An ancient burial chamber that represents a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael P
Williamsburg, Virginia

What a great stone to see, Roads very narrow. And while you can't get right to the quoit if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dudley, United Kingdom
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This dolmen has a strange doorway and a mysterious port-hole in its capstone, which is thought to have served as an astronomical observation instrument and/or burial chamber around 2500 BC.
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| Off B3254, Bodmin PL14 5JY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Trethevy Quoit begs the question, how did they do it? An ancient burial chamber that represents a ton (pardon the pun) of work to send the departed to the nether world. Very interesting to see and ponder the questions of what motivated them and what...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great stone to see, Roads very narrow. And while you can't get right to the quoit if you have mobility issue's you can still see it.

Thank Silverether
Reviewed 9 July 2017

As an avid hunter of neolithisc and bronze age sites in the UK, Trevethy Quoit was on the list to see ( again). Its sheer size and the manpower that created it is awesome, and though once covered in earth its now exposed stonework does...More

Thank Pat J
Reviewed 28 June 2017

A very well preserved Neolithic burial chamber in Cornwall, managed by English Heritage. The drive is an adventure in itself, on those narrow Cornish lanes. Parking is available with a few bays on the island in the middle of the intersection, on the north easterly...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Trethevy quoit is really worth a visit and is beautiful overlooking St Cleer. It is now in the care of English Heritage. Just please remember that this is basically a grave so treat it with respect.

1  Thank Areviewer24
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We really had to work to get to this, roads were closed due to roadworks, didn't help either. Access is up a single track road, we followed a tractor that filled the space, right up to his farmyard by the monument. On arrival there was...More

Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not well signposted, but parking for about 4 cars at the edge of a tiny village green. The Quoit is visible from the carpark and very easy to get access to. Definitely worth visiting.

1  Thank Michaela P
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Drove to see it and there is a small car park close by - also an information board at the gate. Very close to houses so there's not really any atmosphere to speak of - very unusual pile though and worth a look.

Thank Grant N
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We parked up near St Clear and the Golitha Falls and did a 6mile walk (that turned into 8 miles by the end) following the Cornwall 'iWalk' app and the Quoit/burial chamber was the final point of interest. I was expecting it to be higher...More

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A pleasant walk from the car park , a little steep for the frail or unsure. Great views ,unusual placement of stones ,old minings ,great for dog walkers .

1  Thank amadeus11190382
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