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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 Dozens on interesting Ancient Sites in West Cornwall

One of Dozens on interesting Ancient Sites in West Cornwall, but this one is easy to find and only... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AndyMoir
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Saltash
Nice find!

This is very close to the road. There is a lay-by where you can park up. Well worth a visit if you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Princess_Nemi
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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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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"national trust"
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"standing stones"
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"ancient sites"
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"quick look"
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"worth a stop"
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"burial chamber"
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"ding dong"
in 5 reviews
"huge stones"
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"neolithic period"
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"worth the effort"
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"tea room"
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"post code"
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"stone circle"
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"monument"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Dozens on interesting Ancient Sites in West Cornwall, but this one is easy to find and only 100 metres from the road. Many of the others need an OS Map and a compass but they are all facinating and unspoilt and free! Men...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is very close to the road. There is a lay-by where you can park up. Well worth a visit if you like this type of thing.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I was blessed with a beautiful sunny day, but was reminded of the season as soon as I left the car. Even so, it's true I really did love this place. It's an oddesey to get there in a way, but a really charming drive...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Stopped as we were passing. Not much information but a nice place to take some photos and soak up the atmosphere for a few minutes. We then went on to men-an-tol.

Thank Dave R
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Located just off B3312 only a few miles out from Penzance. There is maybe a 2 car shoulder parking spot. A short walk after a climb over a wall. It is evocative and photo worthy. No real signs explaining history.

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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Lanyon Quoit is a Neolithic monument, thought to be on the site of an ancient burial ground. It is not in its original state, having been 'reassembled' in more recent years. It is administered by the National Trust. It is tucked away in a field...More

Thank Deena63
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Such a shame that cattle are grazing around this ancient monument. Poo everywhere, paths churned up and quite worrying if you have a dog. It was never like this before and so sad that the farmer needs money so badly to ruin this place.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Ok, the first challenge is to find it. Clearly visible from the road from Madron to Penzance we have to go back twice to find the point to access to the site. There is a small sign just on the side of the road and...More

Thank paolovbossi
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We were driving back from Men-a-tol and saw Lanyon Quoit from the road. We parked in a lay by right next to the style which led straight to it. By this time it was tipping it down with rain, so we ran out with the...More

Thank Annabel S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Stone henge is fenced off, if you want to get up close and personal with a monument then this is the one to head for, you can touch and connect and really appreciate it. sits alone in a field but worth the visit, theres a...More

Thank James M
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Jerry E
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Response from ashyBury | Reviewed this property |
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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