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Chysauster Ancient Village

GULVAL, Newmill, Penzance, TR20 8XA

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.

Further information

Tel: 07831 757934

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English Heritage


£4.20 (ch 5-15 £2.50, concessions £3.80). Family (2ad+3ch) £10.90. Members free. Prices valid until Mar 2017

Opening times

Open Apr-Jun & Sep, daily 10-5
Jul-Aug, daily 10-6
Oct, daily 10-4. Closed Nov-Mar. Info valid until Mar 2017




Dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. No wheelchair access to site

Chysauster Ancient Village

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