Best Things to See & Do in Sancreed

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  • Carn Euny Prehistoric Village

    Carn Euny is one of the best-preserved Iron Age villages in the south west, with nine visible hut foundations and a spectacular sixty-five foot fougou. The name 'fogou' derives from the Cornish 'fogo', meaning 'cave'. Fogous...

  • Located in Madron near Penzance. Woodland garden with views over Mounts Bay. Exotic trees and shrubs including tree ferns create a prehistoric feel

  • Located on the outskirts of Penzance Trewidden is reknowned for it's collection of camellias and exotic shrubs

  • Tanglewood Wild Garden

    Are you looking for a wild getaway in Cornwall? Look no further as Penzance is home to the Tanglewood Wild Garden. Tanglewood Wild Garden is a 9-acre natural garden and woodland boasting four ponds. The dog-friendly gardens are kept as natural...

  • The Shore - Penzance

    There’s nothing overly fancy about the location of the Shore. Set on a crossroads on the edge of Penzance town centre this restaurant is all about the food. 

    Probably the best seafood in town, this bistro is run by Bruce Rennie, a chef with a wealth of experience from the Michelin starred kitchens of some of the biggest names in food. Now working alone in the kitchen, food is...
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  • Boscawen-un

    Boscawen-Un, believed to have been a very important Bronze Age ceremonial site, lies off the beaten track between Carn Euny and St Buryan. Of all the stone circles in Penwith, this one is particularly special as it is not only...
  • Lanyon Quoit
    Situated in largely unpopulated and treeless Cornish landscape between Madron and Morvah, Lanyon Quoit, along with other Cornish dolmens, dates back to the Neolithic period (3500-2500BC), predating both the pyramids in Egypt and metal...
  • 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...

  • Merry Maidens - aerial photo
    This late Stone/early Bronze Age (2500-1500BC) stone circle is renowned for both its beauty and the stories connected to it. It lies in a gently sloping field between Lamorna and St Buryan, a stone’s throw from Tregiffian barrow and a...
  • 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...

  • Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

  • Cape Cornwall from Carn Gloose

    This stretch starts at Cape Cornwall. If you have made a detour into St Just, follow the road past the school and continue for a mile or so until you reach the coast. If you have clambered across the rocks at Porthledden you will emerge directly...

  • View from Wheal Edward mine, Botallack

    Used in the filming of the BBC's Poldark series as the family's mining interests of Wheal Leisure and Grambler, Botallack Mine has become some of Cornwall's most iconic industrial heritage. Owned by the National Trust, its overground structures,...

  • 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...
  • Jubilee Pool - Penzance

    Situated at the eastern end of Penzance's promenade is one of the jewels in Penzance's crown - the iconic art deco Jubilee Pool. Opened in 1935, to celebrate King George V's Silver Jubilee the pool is testament to Penzance's...

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