|West Cornwall has a
plethora of standing stones and ancient stone-age remains, such as Lanyon
Quoit (above) which marks one of the great chamber Tombs of over 5,000
|The Merry Maidens near
Lamorna are a complete circle of standing stones dating back to the Bronze
Age. A charming legend attaches to these stones. It is said that maidens
dancing and the piper playing for them were turned to stone for their
merrymaking on a Sunday.
|Iron Age Celtic chieftains
raised great strongholds in West Cornwall, the best examples being Chun
Castle and the cliff castle, Treryn Dinas on the Logan Rock promontory
|Chysauster, north of
Penzance has wonderful examples of preserved Iron Age courtyard houses
as does Carn Euny near Sancreed. Carn Euny also has a magnificent example
of a 'fogou' - an underground system of passages and chambers, who's true
purpose is shrouded in mystery.