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
Phone : 07831 757934


  • Parking onsite
  • No wheelchair access to site
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

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

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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