Chysauster Ancient Village



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Chysauster Ancient Village is what remains of an Iron Age settlement occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The village consisted of stone-walled homes known as ‘courtyard houses’, found only on the Land’s End Peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. The houses line a ‘village street’, and each has an open central courtyard surrounded by a number of thatched rooms. The site also has the remains of a ‘fogou’, an underground passage of uncertain purpose.

Chysauster Ancient Village
GULVAL,Newmill, Penzance,TR20 8XA


  • Parking onsite
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open 30 Mar onwards (see website for times); Oct, daily 10-4. Closed Nov-Mar and 24-26 Dec and 1 Jan

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