Sites in Cornwall




Cornwall has perhaps more scenic locations than any other county in the UK, in particular along its dramatic, sand and rock coastline, which extends for 422 miles. Inland are moors, meadows, fields, valleys and charming villages, plus many historic sites, including stone circles, ancient villages, castles and old mines.


Ancient Sites



Carn Euny Ancient Village
Carn Euny Ancient Village
Remains of an Iron Age village, in use from 500 BC to 400 AD; nine circular stone houses, plus an underground passageway, the fogou

Rating: ★★★★★
Chysauster Ancient Village
Chysauster Ancient Village
Well-preserved remains of a late Iron Age settlement, on high ground in a remote, scenic part of west Cornwall

Rating: ★★★★
Duloe Stone Circle
Duloe Stone Circle
Small stone circle, 35 feet in diameter, consisting of eight quartzite stones, dating from the Bronze Age, between 2000 and 1000 BC

Rating: ★★★★★
King Doniert's Stone
King Doniert's Stone
Two memorial stones from the 9th century, one bearing an inscription, referencing the last known king of Cornwall

Rating: ★★★★★
Lanyon Quoit
Lanyon Quoit
Megalithic tomb on moorland in far west Cornwall, consisting of four large stones

Rating: ★★★★★
Mên-an-Tol
Mên-an-Tol
Late Neolithic formation of three standing granite stones, two columnar, the middle a circular, holed stone

Rating: ★★★★★
Restormel Castle
Restormel Castle
Rare and well-preserved example of a circular castle, in a rural setting overlooking the River Fowey

Rating: ★★★★
Trethevy Quoit
Trethevy Quoit
Neolithic single-chambered tomb of five upright stones and a large capstone

Rating: ★★★★★

Landscapes



Bedruthan Steps
Bedruthan Steps
Sea stacks and a wide sandy beach, at the foot of steep, wildflower-covered cliffs

Rating: ★★★★
Godrevy Beach
Godrevy Beach
Broad sandy beach bordered by terraces and cliffs of dark-coloured slate, beneath sandy bluffs bearing varied wildflowers

Rating: ★★★★
Golitha Falls
Golitha Falls
Cascades and small waterfalls along the River Fowey, surrounded by ancient oak woodland

Rating: ★★★★★
Pentargon Falls
Pentargon Falls
Hundred foot coastal waterfall, above an inaccessible pebble beach and cliff-lined bay frequented by seals

Rating: ★★★★
Rocky Valley
Rocky Valley
Short wooded ravine giving way to a dramatic cliff-lined gorge that meets the sea

Rating: ★★★★
St Nectan's Glen
St Nectan's Glen
The deep, shady, wooded valley of the Trevillet River, containing a 60 foot multi-stage waterfall

Rating: ★★★★
Wheal Coates
Wheal Coates
One of the most spectacular old tin mines in Cornwall, a photogenic group of ruined buldings right by the coast

Rating: ★★★★★


Map of Featured Cornwall Locations