Places to Stay
The Tack House
Gwynver (Whitesand Bay)
About Carn Euny Ancient Village
Half a mile North of Brane, West Penwith (OS map203; ref SW 402288)
A well-preserved Iron Age village with a stunning fogou, an underground chamber whose purpose is unclear. Lying on the south west slope of Caer Brane, this courtyard house settlement of the Iron Age and Romano-British periods was occupied from about 500 BC to AD 400. It is especially noted for its well-preserved souterrain or fogou which leads to a beautiful corbelled inner chamber. Like its larger contemporary village not far away at Chysauster (English Heritage), Carn Euny consists of a number of “courtyard houses” of a type unique to West Cornwall. Rooms, huts, workshops and stables are built around a central courtyard, with a substantial doorway leading from the courtyard to the lanes and “streets” of the village.
Information and photo courtesy of Cornwall Heritage Trust
Brane Sancreed, Penzance, website
Closest town: St Just
Places to stay near Carn Euny Ancient Village:
Glebe Farmhouse (Self Catering) St Just (0.24 miles)
Moor Magy (Self Catering) St Just (0.57 miles)
Garden Cottage, Penzance (Self Catering) St Just (0.69 miles)
Chy Gever (Self Catering) St Just (0.72 miles)
Tredinnay Farm Cottage (Self Catering) Penzance (0.88 miles)
Cardinney Caravan and Camping Park (Camping and Caravanning Site) Penzance (0.88 miles)
The Tack House (Cottage) St Just (0.89 miles)
Anjarden Byre (Cottage) Newlyn (0.98 miles)
An Gwel (Self Catering) Sennen (1.02 miles)
An Garth (Self Catering) Sennen (1.02 miles)
Want to see more? Click for Lots more Carn Euny Ancient Village accommodation nearby
Sancreed Beacon (0.89 miles) ...a beautiful stretch of natural moorland
Map reference: (OS Map 203; ref SW 415297) Three miles West of Penzance, turn...
Trewidden Garden (2.60 miles) Beautiful 15 acre garden boasting a huge collection of over 300 Camellias and Magnolias, plus a lare tree fern dell....
Tregiffian Burial Chamber (3.20 miles) ...a late-Neolithic/early-Bronze Age burial chamber
Two miles South East of Buryan beside the B3315 (OS Map 203; ref SW 430245)
Trengwainton Garden (3.34 miles) 25 acres of exotic trees and shrubs...
Ballowall Barrow (3.40 miles) Bronze Age tomb on the cliff top near St Just. Managed by the National Trust. There is a small layby...
Gwynver (Whitesand Bay) (2.60 miles) A great sandy beach and a favourite with experienced surfers. You can park here, but access down the cliff is...
Gwenver (2.60 miles) A great surfing beach (very exposed) and very popular. No facilities here and it's a walk from the car park...
Progo Beach (3.19 miles) Remote and with no facilities this is a lovely beach to get to if you don't want sand, toilets etc....
Porth Nanven Cove (3.20 miles) Quiet rocky beach close to St Just. Take your dog and go exploring! Not a good family beach, no lifeguards...
Sennen Cove (Whitesand Bay) (3.28 miles) One of the beaches making up Whitesand Bay (the other being Gwynver). A wide sandy beach, good for the...