Best Things to See & Do in Mousehole

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  • The Blind Fiddler

    Standing over 10' high and visible over the hedge from the A30 to Land’s End, this Menhir earned its name, along with numerous other ancient stone sites, from what was probably a moral parable aimed at warding people off...

  • Men-an-Tol holed stone
    An unusual and attractive Cornish site, the Mên-an-Tol is believed to belong to the Bronze Age, thereby making it around 3,500 years old, though little evidence has been found. It consists of four stones, the most memorable being the...
  • Boscawen Ros standing stone

    Boscawen-Ros is located in the Boleigh area which is brimming with ancient sites. Less than a mile away from the Merry Maidens this solitary stone stands in the middle of a large wheat field. Also referred to as the Longstone, Boscawen-Ros is an...

  • 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...
  • Chysauster
    Some say that Chysauster's eight stone dwellings represent the earliest identifiable village street in England. The dwellings, which have been called 'courtyard houses', were probably built and occupied between 100BC and 400AD by...
  • St Michael's Mount Rainbow

    St Michael's Way is a 12.5 mile walking route between Lelant, near St Ives, and St Michael's Mount, near Penzance. Due to its historical significance St Michael's Way is the only footpath in Britain that is part of a...

  • Mulfra Quoit Sun

    The Neolithic Mulfra Quoit sits high on the West Cornwall moors with wide reaching views over the landscape and sea. It is similar in structure to nearby Chûn Quoit but less well preserved. 

    The quoit is a typical...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

    Porthcurno Telegraph Museum records the history of the telegraph station and the defensive tunnels built to house it during the Second World War

  • Logan Rock

    Perched on top of the Teryn Dinas(Treen Castle) cliffs at Treen, accross the bay from Porthcurno is the Logan Rock. It's a 65 ton, naturally balanced rock about 30 metres above the sea - at one time the rock would sway or '...

  • 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...

  • Chapel Carn Brea Entrance Grave

    From the brow of Britain’s westernmost hill the sea is only a number of fields away on three sides and the commanding view of the surrounding area and the distant Scilly Isles makes it unsurprising that this prominent hill...

  • 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...
  • Carn Kenidjack

    The Tinners Way is an ancient 18 mile (29Km) trail from St Ives to Cape Cornwall in St Just. The walk takes in everything that is quintessentially West Penwith, starting on the rugged north coast and heading inland across high moor which has...

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