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“a living link to ancient history”

Ranked #18 of 66 things to do in Penzance
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Penarth - Vale of Glamorgan - Wales
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130 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
“a living link to ancient history”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

It is a relief that some places are still difficult to find – otherwise this fine place would be swamped with tourists. My wife and I have visited this extraordinary site many times and have always enjoyed the experience. Boscawen-un means ‘House of the Elder Tree’ and in the early Bronze age this circle of Granite stones was surrounded by an elder forest. In May the stone ring nestles in a swathe of bluebells. The stone standing West-South-West is veined quartz and is said to mark the May day sunrise at Beltane. The best way is find Boscawen-un is to tap the coordinates 50.08978°North—5.618847°West into a satellite navigation device. Otherwise, follow the A30 from Penzance – and, after passing Catchall drive 1.4 miles till you see a parking area at the left side of the road. Pass the gate and follow the path for about 500 yards and to arrive at Boscawen-un-stone circle..

Visited August 2013
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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“Magical place”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Isn't it good that some places are still hard to find! I have visited this extraordinary site a number of times and the pathway becomes a way of pilgrimage in itself. It doesn't need advertising and sign posts. If you want to find it, you will. As beautiful and powerful as ever, so glad that my 85 year old mum could share it with me again.

Visited June 2014
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Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Something Magical”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I was lucky enough to have a local take me here, so it was an easy day for us. I just think places like this are so magical. It is so interesting that this place and many other examples of other stones, burials, ley lines etc. litter the Cornish landscape! Worth tracking them down and finding out their stories!

Visited July 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Fascinating local site”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Nightmare to find!
The best way is to type the coordinates 50.08978°N 5.618847°W into your sat nav. This will take you to a muddy layby where on foot, you will be able to enter a field and follow a path down to the site approx. 300m from the main road.

Great piece of local history

Visited April 2014
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Magical mystery moor”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

Love all mystical places like this and this one didn't disappoint. Didn't see another soul the whole time, but could definitely feel other souls in the area of the stones. A beautiful experience.

Visited September 2013
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