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Chysauster Ancient Village

New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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A bit off the beaten track, but worth the effort.

Well we certainly found this to a bit of an adventure to find it, as you have to negotiate some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Fascinating walk through history

This place is not that easy to find, with some narrow roads and a small car park. However it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Dated back to the later Iron Age and in continued use during the Roman period, this ancient settlement consists of about seven round huts, the walls of which are mostly intact and well preserved. Stunning views across the countryside and out to sea. Child and dog friendly.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, England
+44 7831 757934
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well we certainly found this to a bit of an adventure to find it, as you have to negotiate some really tight country lanes to get here, but it was certainly worth the effort. The village is totally accessible & has so much historical information...More

1  Thank P3439USandrewr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not that easy to find, with some narrow roads and a small car park. However it is well worth the visit. Steep walk from car park to entry booth - not suitable for disabled or elderly visitors. Very helpful assistant in shop,...More

Thank BengalCatLady
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history and so accessible with you being able to freely walk around through and even inside it! A chance to really immerse yourself into ancient history with boundaries and roped off areas.

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lover of history, this site was a must see when in the St Ives area, so off we went. Chysauster is looked after by English Heritage so there is an entry fee that is not cheap, but members get in free, and I...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

What a place!! Me & my daughter (7yrs) are pretty into our history,we both love going to historical sites & finding things out so Chysauster was always on our list. Its an Iron Age village almost on top of a hill near Penzance. There's a...More

Thank treenabeanz
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

A rare and fascinating Romano-British settlement. The settlers chose a fabulous place to set up home for views. The layout of the houses is really interesting, makes for an interesting visit. However, there are a number of issues for visiting the site. The car park...More

1  Thank Debbie R
Reviewed June 28, 2017

A chance to look into the lives of pre-Roman Britons and where they lived. Very well presented with information panels strategically placed and well designed. I personally think House 6 is the best of the group, with much of the walls still in place giving...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner planned to go here whilst holidaying in south Cornwall. It's very interesting with good information about each ruin and pictures etc. Only thing I didn't really like was being charged entry into the field, although it was only £4.50 each it...More

Thank dragonpotter
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Very well set out and described small village ina stunning hillside location. Really enjoyable to wnder round the different remains opf buildings and imagine what it must have been like. Special plaudit for whoever it was in the information office on 7 May - the...More

Thank TonyBond
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Highly recommended for a cultural / heritage visit - the guide book is worth the extra investment and great value considering costs go towards preserving the site and other historical sites.

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Response from Alison M | Reviewed this property |
I am sure I saw other visitors with dogs on a lead.