Places to Stay
Skyber Vean Cottage
Places to Stay
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:
Lavender (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Lily (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Cherry (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Orchid (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Clematis (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Holly (Travel Lodge) St Wenn (1.13 miles)
Jasmine (Cottage) St Wenn (1.14 miles)
Skyber Vean Cottage (Cottage) St Wenn (1.45 miles)
The Cosy Nook (Holiday Park) St Wenn (1.90 miles)
Rock Barn (Cottage) St Wenn (1.96 miles)
Want to see more? Click for Lots more St Breock Downs Monolith accommodation nearby
Trevanion Culver House (2.45 miles) ...originally served nearby Trevanion Manor
Southern outskirts of Wadebridge (OS Map 200; ref SW 999716)
This well preserved 13th to 14th century...
Camel Creek Adventure Park (2.91 miles) Heaps of family entertainment in this fun theme park. Open February to early November....
Cornish Birds of Prey Centre (2.99 miles) For an interactive, educational, and ultimately fun day out in North Cornwall try The Cornish Birds of Prey Centre in...
Castle An Dinas (3.95 miles) 1 mile North of the A30 at Goss Moor (OS Map 200; ref SW 945624) near St Columb Major. Access...
Camel Valley Vineyard (3.97 miles) At Camel Valley, we’ve been producing award-winning, world-class wines in a beautiful corner of Cornwall since 1989. What is it...
Rock (5.25 miles) A long narrow sandy beach on the Camel Estuary that joins up with Daymer Bay and Porthilly Cove at low...
St Georges Cove (Padstow) (5.89 miles) Lots of facilities, parking, shops etc in Padstow but not on the beach. St Georges Cove is just a short...
Daymer Bay (6.22 miles) A large sandy beach just inside the mouth of the Camel estuary. very shelterred here, good swimming! Facilities close by...
Harbour Cove (Padstow) (6.39 miles) Part of the long sandy beach, along with Hawkers Cove and St Georges Cove, that forms the south side of...
Hawkers Cove (Padstow) (6.66 miles) Part of the long sandy beach, along with Harbour Cove and St Georges Cove, that makes up the south side...