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Halliggye Fougou

Opens in 28 min: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Out of the way

After our SAT NAV taking us on a detour we finally found our way to the trewarren estate car park... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Butterfly F
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Greater Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Intriguing

Not exactly a standard tourist attraction. It's quite hard to find (even the staff at Trelowarren... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2018
clivetwooaks
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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About
Archaeologists and historians still don't know what purpose these subterranean tunnels served nearly 2,000 years ago.
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| Trelowarren Estate, Helston TR12 6AQ, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Excellent example of a fougou, intensely atmospheric & in tranquil setting-though I imagine it could be a little spooky in the twilight. Don't attempt if you suffer from claustrophobia and be prepared for the fact that, while it is easy to get into the first...More

2  Thank Olwenfls
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Good walk to it,be careful with the steps going down.Interesting place but rather spooky,just make sure mobiles are charged in case of an accident and don't visit alone.

2  Thank Adele P
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Combine this with the exhibits in the Helston Folk Museum and take yourself back 5000 years. Then go to New Yard Restaurant and remind yourself how lucky we are

Thank Rod S
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

After our SAT NAV taking us on a detour we finally found our way to the trewarren estate car park and the start of the walk. Nice stroll near farm land. When we got to the fougou there was a wind up torch which didn’t...More

Thank Butterfly F
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Not exactly a standard tourist attraction. It's quite hard to find (even the staff at Trelowarren weren't sure where it was; one of them hadn't even heard of it!), but it's a really curious place when you find it. A small network of stone-lined underground...More

Thank clivetwooaks
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

This fogou is off the beaten track, we ended up getting a local to show us the way. Take a torch cause it’s very dark and be prepared to crawl. It’s not very big but it’s unusual and worth a visit.

Thank Explore591011
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Cracking start today,Trelowarren woods & Fogou by 6.30am. Silence obliterated by the sound of yelling birds and wind leaf rustle..as near perfect as it could get. Then 8am cheapy BF at Sainsburys and home by ten as the holiday traffic chaos began.

Thank RoyL65
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

The fougou is quite interesting but not suitable for very young children or those with disabilities as it is narrow, rather damp and can be slippery, it's very dark and there are steep steps. Taking a torch is a must because once you are inside...More

1  Thank Maria C
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Small buried stone chamber with 2 further passages off. The one in front is probably too tight a squeeze but the one on the left opens up soon after the entry hole. Wind up torches are a nice touch. Follow the green arrows from the...More

Thank LordCadwell
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Up until last week, I had no idea what a fogou was. I now know that, apart from being worth remembering for Scrabble, a fougou is an underground structure probably built by early Celts for mysterious purposes; possibly religious or possibly just storage. Halliggye is...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited here on a lovely sunny day. Park in the carpark and walk up the uphill farm track. When you get to the top there is a small, handwritten sign pointing to the right. Go to the right and the Fogou is almost immediately...More

Thank tillyc_13
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The best Fogou we visited. It was large inside. There was a small parking area on the side of the road. An information sign about the Fogou will let you know your in the right spot. Its free to visit. Take a torch. The entrance...More

1  Thank whitlamabroad
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