Halliggye Fogou



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This mysterious place dates from the Cornish Iron Age and is a complex of well preserved underground tunnels roofed and walled in stone. ‘Fogou’ in Cornish means ‘cave’ and nobody really know what these were used for, though it has been suggested that they could have been refuges, storage chambers or shrines. The fogou is part of the Trelowarren Estate but it is free to enter and is under the care of English Heritage. You may have to pay their car park fee unless you’re a member. Dogs on leads are welcome. Bring a torch.

Halliggye Fogou


  • Parking onsite
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open any reasonable time during daylight hours, May-Sep. Closed Oct-Apr

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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