In the far west of Cornwall and on Bodmin Moor there are many prehistoric sites, including stone circles, quoits, burial chambers, standing stones and fogous. Here is just a selection of those to include on a group tour…
Lanyon Quoit which is also known as the Giant’s Table or the Giant’s Quoit is a capped burial chamber in the West Penwith area of Cornwall and is said to date back to the Neolithic period (3500-2500 BC). It is one of Cornwall’s most well-known and important ancient monuments.
Chysauster is Cornwall’s most complete prehistoric monument and consists of stone-walled houses arranged around courtyards. They were probably built and lived in between 100BC-400AD and are the earliest recognisable village street in England.
Halliggye Fogou is one of West Cornwall’s most impressive ‘fogous’ – a long underground structure from the Iron Age. This complex of mysterious underground passages that dates from the 5th or 4th C BC probably had many uses such as storage, shelter or as a ritual shrine.
The Merry Maidens near Lamorna is thought to be Cornwall’s most perfect stone circle, which according to legend is the remains of 19 maidens who were turned to stone for dancing on the Sabbath. The stones date to 2500-1500BC.
Bant’s Carn Tomb on the Isles of Scilly is one of the Isles’ many megalithic monuments. Built over 4000 years ago it is part of the Halangy Down Ancient Village – a Bronze Age settlement whose ancient walls can still be seen.
At Cornwall DMC we use local knowledge to create unique itineraries for groups looking to explore the facinating history that Cornwall has to offer. We offer a complete service and can arrange all your accommodation, transport and guides. We also welcome the opportunity to customise your group’s tour to suit you or your client’s requirements. For more information or a no obligation quote please contact us