Mystical Cornwall Ancient Sites Tour
Seven Day Ancient Sites of Cornwall Tour
The mystical Atlantic peninsula of Cornwall is home to a whole variety of ancient sites and we have a full week to explore the wonderful countryside and spectacular sea and cliff views of this English Riviera. Our home for the week will be Newquay, where we will have a free day to relax on the beach where surfing lessons are available for the energetic. You could walk the cliffs and discover the ‘Hidden Church’ and other gems of the area, spend time in the hotel pool, or just visit the shops and bars. The Watering Hole pub, near the hotel, is the only licensed beach bar in Britain and is one of the town’s live music venues. After ten years this might be the last year that we will be able to stay at the Ponsmere Hotel, ‘The Hotel on the Beach’, so don’t miss the chance.
We will have two days visiting the ancient sites of the Lands End Peninsula where we will find a plethora of stone circles, ancient holy wells, Cornish Crosses and ancient settlements. We will also have a full day on Bodmin Moor the home of the famous Hurler Stones stone circles, the Cheese Rings and the Quartz Duloe Stone Circle. We will also call in at the Jamaica Inn, the old smugglers meeting place on the moor and the location of the smugglers museum and where Daphne Du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock based their novel and film of the same name. Not far from the inn is a little known church which was once a meeting place of the Knights Templar.
We will also visit the Cornish town of Tintagel where we will visit Tintagel Castle, said to be the birth place of King Arthur and Merlin’s Cave beneath it. We will then move on to mystical Boscastle to visit the famous and fascinating witchcraft museum, which boasts exhibits from a whole variety of mystic and magical traditions.
Cornwall is an epicentre of ancient sites particularly from the Neolithic and Bronze Ages and a visit here is a must for anyone interested in exploring mystical Britain.
Proposed Itinerary of Cornish Ancient & Mystical Sites
Day 1 – Travel Down to Cornwall
Travel to Cornwall and book into our hotel on Newquay, with time to explore this seaside town.
Day 2 – Lands End Ancient Sites Day 1
- Merry Maidens Stone Circle
- Tregiffian Chamberd Tomb
- Pipers Stones Monoliths
- Alsia’s Ancient Holy Well
- Last Café Lands End – Lunch Stop
- Cairn Gluze Ancient Settlement
- Tregeseal Stone Circle
- Cairn Euny Ancient Village & Souterrain
- Blind Fiddler Monolith
Day 3 – Lands End Mystical Sites Day 2
- Madron Holy Well
- Lanyon Quoit. Chambered Tomb
- Chun Quoit. Chambered Tomb
- Chun Castle Iron Age Hill Fort
- Lunch stop in Zennor
- Chysauster Ancient Village Settlement
- Men-Al-Tol Stone Circle
Day 4 – A Free Day in Newquay
After a busy start to the week we will be ready for a rest and a chance to recharge the batteries with a free day in the resort of Newquay. We will have the opportunity to walk the cliffs and surfing beaches of this beautiful and dramatic coast line and to visit the shops and bars of the town.
Day 5 – King Arthur’s Tintagel & Boscastle Witchcraft Museum
Today we will visit the small Cornish town of Tintagel. The site of the Medieval Castle, said to have been the birthplace of King Arthur, situated on the cliffs overlooking the town and above the caves, which it is said, were once the home of the magician Merlin. We will also call in at the village of Boscastle and the famous and fascinating Witchcraft museum.
Day 6 – Bodmin Moor Ancient Sites Day
- Duloe Stone Circle
- St Keyne Town Well
- King Doniert’s Stone Cross
- The Hurlers Stone Circles
- The Cheese Rings
- Lunch Break @ Jamaica Inn
- Temple Church (Knights Templar)
- Tippet Stone Circle
- Trethevy Quoit – Chambered Tomb
Day 7 – Today we will head north and home with our memories.
Pictures of Ancient Sites of Lands End
Early Bird Price Available until 31st December 2017 – £950
7 Days Ancient Sites Tour – £1,000 from 1st January 2018
(Single supplement £100, deposit £250)
The price includes transport, B&B in Newquay. Entrance to Tintagel Castle & The Boscastle Witchcraft Museum.
Deposits can also be made via Paypal here (includes £10 Paypal fee per person)