The Blind Fiddler

The Blind Fiddler - Standing Stone

The Blind Fiddler
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 ancient Pagan ritual and ceremony. This stone was reputedly once a musician who neglected his Christian duties and angered his deity by playing music on the Sabbath, his punishment being eternal petrification.

The Blind Fiddler Standing Stone
The Blind Fiddler Standing Stone

Also known as the Tregonebris Stone, the Blind Fiddler has a distinctive triangular shape and measures over 6' at its base while being remarkably slim and smooth sided from a lateral view.

Burial remains were discovered here in the C19th making it likely that this stone is connected to the nearby stone circle ritual site of Boscawen-Un.