Best Things to See & Do in Lamorna

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  • As with Madron Well, this water source in the village of Sancreed pre-dates Christianity, though traditional rituals and reverence did not diminish in the Christian world; visits for sacred ritual and healing passing from...

  • Once described as 'the most perfect of its kind in the West of England' by the historian Borlase, this entrance grave is a petite and well-preserved example of a barrow only found on the westernmost Cornish tip and on Scilly...

  • Sancreed Beacon is a granite hill, rising nearly two hundred meters above sea level, with several Bronze Age burial mounds on top and the remains of a Bronze Age hut on the western slope. The Beacon, which gives spectacular views of the Land's...

  • Prussia Cove

    The path leaves Penzance from the seaward side of the train station, at the bottom of Market Jew Street. A paved footway is sandwiched between the railway line and the sea, although at low tide it is possible to walk along...

  • Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast of England and Wales for over 400 years.

  • The Egyptian House

    Located 50 or so metres from the top of Chapel Street is the Egyptian House (Nos 6-7). It's perhaps one of Cornwall's most flamboyant examples of architecture with it's ornate facade of lotus columns and stylized cornices....

  • View back to Porthgwarra Cove

    Porthgwarra is famous for its unusual seabirds, migrants which often turn up in spring or autumn after a southerly storm to take refuge in the sheltered hollows of this long and unspoilt valley.

    Culminating in Gwennap...

  • Madron Well
    Down a muddy path lined with blackthorn and hawthorn just north of the village of Madron, lies Madron Well which has long been revered for its magical and healing powers as well as its supply of water to the local community. Even...
  • Montol

    Montol, which means 'winter solstice' in Cornish, is a recently-revived ancient festival that takes place every year in Penzance. The ritual heart of the festival, which has been likened to a Venetian Masquerade, is the huge '...
  • Grey Heron, little Egret

    Marazion Marsh is the most southerly RSPB reserve in the UK, famous for Aquatic Warblers (of which more than 170 have been spotted on the site) and, more recently, the presence of rare Bittern, for which the EU has granted the site SPA (Special...

  • The five holed stones found on Kenidjack Common are somewhat of an enigma. Relatively little known when compared to neighbouring Tregeseal East stone circle and virtually unheard of when compared to the nearby superstar of...

  • Tregeseal East Stone Circle

    Overlooked by the rocky outcrop of Carn Kenidjack on Truthwall Common near St Just are what remains of a complex of perhaps three stone circles. Today all that remains is the Tregeseal East stone circle.

    What is...

  • Boswens Standing Stone

    Boswens Menhir is a standing stone near St Just in West Penwith, possibly associated with the nearby Tregeseal stone circle. Visible from Tregeseal stone circle, and not far from Chun Quoit, Boswens Menhir stands in the middle...
  • Carfury Standing Stone

    The tall, slender menhir at Carfury stands at about 10 feet (3m) tall. The stone was known as Cuckoo Rock at one time and it is possible that it was one of a pair as their is a larger fallen stone nearby

    In 1958 the site was...

  • Bosiliack Barrow

    Bosiliack Barrow is an example of a Scillonian entrance tomb found scattered over the West Penwith peninsula and the Scillies, but is unique insofar as its rediscovery and listing as such is very recent (C20th) and so it has suffered little...

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