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“This is a must if you are visiting West Penwith” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Men-an-tol

Men-an-tol
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Madron
Certificate of Excellence
Penzance, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“This is a must if you are visiting West Penwith”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

When you live in West Penwith this is an iconic place. We love visitors to come here because this is what Cornwall is all about. Standing stones, iron age monoliths, eons of history with a mystical atmosphere which stilll has echoes today. You really must see this.

Visited May 2013
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“A Days Walk”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is very hard to find if you are walking from the nine maidens across the moor, but if you are driving then there is a small car park just past the Lanyon Farm tea rooms where you then have to walk up a track looking out for a stile on the right that is marked. The stones themselves are not tall but very interesting to see. If you go back to the track you can either go back the car park or walk a bit further up to see the standing stone in a field on the left that has faint carvings on it. Not far from the farm I first mentioned is the Lanyon Quoit which you can see from the road and I was able to stand under it was that tall.

Visited April 2013
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Halesowen
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Atmospheric moorland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

The Men-an-Tol holed stone is an enigmatic neolithic stone on the West Penwith moors, an open area with a feeling of remoteness and peace. From the road, where parking is available at a layby, it's a ten-minute walk along an ancient stony track whose atmosphere itself takes you back to the past. Further on past the Men-an-Tol is an inscribed stone, Meyn Scryfa, then the Nine Maidens stone circle and the Ding Dong mine engine house remains. One can also climb the outcrop of Carn Galva for a stunning view of the extenisive coast line towards Zennor. Recommended

Visited May 2012
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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“celtic cornwall”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Beautiful scenery over west cornwall. About quarter of a mile easy walk along a lane to get to men-an-tol. If you park you car at the entrance to the lane be warned as many cars have been broken into there. It's very isolated but full of atmosphere. This area of Cornwall is wild and beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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167 reviews
43 attraction reviews
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“Unrivalled location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

The walk in the countryside around Men-an-tol and Ding Dong mine is one of all-time favourites. The whole of the West Penwith Coat is stunning. There is not a lot to see, but walking on the moors is always a memorable experience, whatever the weather. Plan a walk anywhere in that area and you will not be disappointed!

Visited January 2012
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