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“ancient history comes to life”

Carn Euny Ancient Village
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Brane
Certificate of Excellence
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Redruth, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“ancient history comes to life”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

an intriguing ancient site....fascinating place.
Prepare for a walk from parking to the settlement area.
Annotated information boards good.....but we were so keen to know more

Visited March 2012
Thank clive l
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English first
Swindon, England
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Stepping back in time”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

In my experience, Carn Euny is a unique place and worth finding if you have an interest in ancient history. 'Find' is the operative word because it is in the middle of nowhere and there is limited signage. Check directions on the English Heritage website (admission is free) and look for the board giving final instructions on the five-minute walk.

Because the village was occupied for 900 years, tracing the different phases of building is virtually impossible, but don't let that put you off. The sense of community remains and it is easy to understand how life was concentrated here in an otherwise mostly unoccupied landscape (which is still the case).

We were lucky enough to be the only visitors there (even on a sunny day in June) and it had a lovely atmosphere and beautiful views.

Visited June 2012
Thank grahamrcarter
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Off the main road lies an ancient settlement.”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

1.5 Miles off the main road from Lands End Lies the South West best preserved Ancient Settlement. Follow the winding road, park up and walk 450 mtrs up a path and you're there.
A nice place if you're into Ancient Settlements.

Visited September 2011
Thank LozzaKR
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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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1,297 reviews
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“Fascinating site”
Reviewed May 2, 2011

I have heard of Fougous but never had the pleasure of visiting one until I found this one whilst on a circular walk around the area. For those who don't know, a Fougou is an iron-age underground tunnel (the name is derived from the Cornish word 'Fogo' which means 'cave'). It's purpose is unknown.

The Fougou at the Carn Euny site is probably around 20 metres long, with a couple of side tunnels, and is quite an impressive feat of architecture. The site is free to enter, and there are some signs showing information about it. It's by no means a wonderful tourist attraction, but if you're interested in history, it is well worth making a visit to see this attraction.

Visited April 2011
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