Places to Stay
Tregolls Farm B&b
Trevanion Culver House
About St Breock Downs Monolith
3˝ miles South West of Wadebridge off A39 (OS Map 200; ref SW 968683)
This menhir or prehistoric longstone, which was originally about 16 feet high, was known as Men Gurta. It is now called St Breock Longstone. Weighing about 16.5 tons it is still the heaviest standing-stone in Cornwall.
A menhir is a large upright standing stone and they are found singly as monoliths, or as part of a group of similar stones. Their size can vary considerably; but their shape is generally uneven and squared, often tapering towards the top. Menhirs are widely distributed across Europe, Africa, and Asia, but are most numerous in Western Europe, in particular in Ireland, Great Britain and Brittany. They date from the late neoltihic and bronze age periods, roughly from 3000 to 1200 BC.
Information and photo courtesy of Cornwall Heritage Trust
Rosenannon, Wadebridge, website
Closest town: St Wenn
Places to stay near St Breock Downs Monolith:
Cedar Lodge, Wadebridge (Holiday Park) St Wenn (1.12 miles)
Holly (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Lily (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Orchid (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Cherry (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Rose (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Clematis (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Jasmine (Cottage) St Wenn (1.14 miles)
Azalea (Cottage) St Wenn (1.15 miles)
Tregolls Farm B&b (Bed and Breakfast) St Wenn (1.67 miles)
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