Friday, 12 July 2013

Chysauster, An Ancient Cornish Village



Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Near Penzance in Cornwall, the remains of an ancient village are nestled on a hillside. Dating from the Iron Age, a surprising amount of these houses remain in tact - they may not have roofs, but from the what remains of the walls it's easy to see the boundaries of buildings and rooms. Several houses are arranged along a little street, which gives an idea of what village life might have been like in these days.

The views from Chysauster are amazing, too, as it looks out with sweeping views over open Cornish countryside.

Our only disappointment was that the fogou (an underground passage) was closed for safety reasons. I hope they'll fix up any problems and make it accessible again in future, because this is another really unusual feature of the site.



Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013

Chysauster Village - Cornwall 2013



13 comments:

Elizabeth Braun said...

What a great place! Must put it on my travel wishlist. Sir loves history too, so...=)

Rachel said...

What a fascinating place, and great food for the imagination..

Susan Francino said...

This is SO COOL.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Gorgeous photos Rachel. What a place. Bet it hs a strange atmosphere.

Tabor said...

I would probably spend all day taking photos. I love wild flowers and rock walls! then the history part is pretty neat as well.

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

How wonderful. Living first in the US with its 200 or so years of settled history and now in Australia with about the same amount, it's amazing to see things that have been around that long.

Pauline Persing said...

I always enjoy your photo tours of England.

Kalyan Panja said...

beautiful captures...lovely place to visit!

Gloria Baker said...

really lovely and interesting place Rachel!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a cool place to visit!

Charlotte Klein said...

Oh, magnificent, Rachel. I'm drooling over these photos :)

Jenny Woolf said...

Remarkable. Cornwall has so many interesting corners, have you ever tried walking the Saints Way? Anyway will visit this place next time I go.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like a wonderful place to explore. It is just lovely.

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