Discover exceptional hotels in Cornwall. Each choice in the 'Top 10 Hotel Recommendations for Cornwall' list has a stunning location and we provide information on what to explore locally.
Sponsorsed Advertisement

Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall


  • Located in Sancreed, Cornwall, South West England, England
  • Amazing place. Managed by English Heritage, the information board on site as you enter Carn Euny describes it as 'one of the best preserved ancient villages in south-west Britain'. Those of us who cover the South West region for PictureTheUK have lived near Avebury, Stonehenge and the high moors of Dartmoor National Park. These areas have some of the most famous prehistoric sites in the UK. We'd put Carn Euny up there with the best we've experienced
  • Dating from the fifth century BC, Carn Euny was occupied for nearly a millennia until the end of the Roman occupation of Britain. What you see today are the walls and foundations of courtyard houses dating from the end of this period of occupation
  • Unique to West Cornwall, courtyard houses have horseshoe outer walls in which sit a dwelling, outhouses and a courtyard. These courtyard houses were built on older Iron Age roundhouses. There's also a remarkable 'fogou' or underground passage that we've photographed
  • We've positioned Carn Euny on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to see its exact location. There's limited parking in the hamlet Brane. Alternatively, you can walk in from the car park at Chapel Carn Brea. You walk across Tredinney Common to St Euny's Chapel and Holy Well before arriving at Carn Euny. Consult the Ordnance Survey Explorer 102 'Land's End' map for detail
  • If this is of interest, we'd recommend visiting Chysauster Ancient Village
  • By James Penman

External Links
None
Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall


Local Map

Explore Carn Euny Ancient Village, Cornwall through our Explore The UK map or discover it yourself using


Photo Gallery



Local Attractions  [See more Attractions]

St Euny's Chapel and Well, Cornwall

Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

St Euny's Chapel and Holy Well are situated next to Carn Euny Ancient Village on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). Sancreed Chapel and Holy Well are about a mile away to the east as the crow flies. See Le...

What's near here?  

Tredinney Common, Cornwall

Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

We include Tredinney Common on PictureTheUK as a point of reference. It sits between the first, or last, hill in England and a remarkable ancient village that's now managed by English Heritage. A track runs between these...

What's near here?  

Bartine Castle, Cornwall

Located in St. Just, Cornwall, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

Bartine Castle is most likely a Bronze Age enclosure on top of Bartinney Downs near St. Just on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula). It is marked 'Bartine Castle Enclosure & Cairns' on the Ordnance Survey Ex...

What's near here?  


Local Accommodation  [See more Accommodation]

Captain's Cottage
© Owner
Star Rating

Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Rates: 419 - 953 Per Week

In the heart of the village a short stroll from its shops pubs and restaurants Captain's Cottage boasts a courtyard patio with small games room and sauna. Attractively furnished and spacious it sits at the roadside a...

What's near here?   Streetview

The Commercial Hotel, Penzance
© Owner
Star Rating

Approximately 2.5 miles away.

Total Rooms: 11; Rates: 40 - 70 Per Night

A former coaching inn run by the Woolcock family for over 100 years, the Commercial Hotel is well known locally for its great food and warm Cornish welcome...

What's near here?   Streetview

Image Unavailable
© Owner
Star Rating

Approximately 3.3 miles away.

Total Rooms: 7; Rates: 59 - 169 Per Night

In a secluded location high above the Cornish village of Newlyn, this beautiful property offers boutique-style accommodation Higher Faugan Parc was built in 1904 as a private house and has undergone extensive refurbishme...

What's near here?   Streetview