Bant's Carn Burial Chamber and Halangy Down Ancient Village
ST MARY'S, CORNWALL & ISLES OF SCILLY
On a cliff top a mile north of Hugh Town with views of the sea, this Bronze Age burial mound has an entrance passage and inner chamber and makes for a good walk on a breezy day. On the slopes below it are the remains of an Iron Age settlement that was used for around 500 years until the end of the Roman period. The burial mound was excavated in the 1900s but was found to be almost empty; it’s thought that it was originally over 13 feet high. The English Heritage website has a short audio tour available for downloading to MP3 players, iPods and iPhones to accompany a walk around these ancient monuments.
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Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.
In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.
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