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Carn Euny Ancient Village

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Hidden ancient gem + cat

Lovely sunset visit to Carn Euny, had the site all to ourselves. Staying close by we walked there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Worth the walk

We parked the car at the bottom of the Carn Chapel Brea hill and walked at least a mile to Carn... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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Sancreed, Penzance, Brane TR20 8RB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely sunset visit to Carn Euny, had the site all to ourselves. Staying close by we walked there via overgrown footpaths. Amazingly preserved example of this type of ancient site. Amazing tunnel and underground room. We met a very friendly cat there, who decided to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sue A
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

We parked the car at the bottom of the Carn Chapel Brea hill and walked at least a mile to Carn Euny. No signposts from this direction. We nearly missed the site although there was a green sign close to the site but not visible...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank janerogers50
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The road from the north is not suitable for normal cars (your sat Nav might take you this way, our TomTom did). The road from the south is also narrow but smooth and may have refuse lorries! Otherwise a great place for a short visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank EEP2
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Another fascinating place on our travels in Cornwall. If anything, we preferred this over Chysauster Ancient Village. It seemed to have more atmosphere. How they dug the underground living quarters is quite amazing. It's free too. The woodland walk to the site is lovely as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank CockneyBrum
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Unique archaeological site that brings iron age to life. Fascinating to explore, especially the fogou. Take care when driving there, as approach is via narrow lanes; and dress for the weather (also beware of horse flies in the car park in July).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SjShap82
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Carn Euny is off the beaten path, both literally and figuratively. Tucked away among farms (watch for tractors and animals) the drive lets you see rural Cornwall up close. The site itself remains primitive, with a handful of interpretive markers. We spent about 1.5 hours...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank John W
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We spent a glorious hour here this afternoon. The atmosphere grabs the imagination especially since the purpose of the underground rooms is unknown, and on a sunny day surrounded by wild flowers there could be no better place. Don't miss the well and the ancient...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank PenelopeScriv
Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit well off the beaten track but we found it its down some quite longish very narrow lanes but we'll worth the effort. I've been to a reconstruction of an ancient village in Ireland which was wonderful but it lacked the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bladefire929
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Came across this place by accident and what a thrill. My husband was so happy. A free site and quite under valued he thought. We did have a bit of a muddy trek through the paddock but it was so worth it, We were the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Karin C
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We came accross the sign for this village as were driving back from St Just to our holiday let in Drift village. It is very off the beaten track, but well worth a visit, driving past a sort if tropical jungle at one point. The...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Julie D
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