Access to Monuments
A field guide to accessible sites
This is an online guide to accessible monuments in Cornwall, compiled by the Strategic Historic Environment Service of Cornwall Council. It is aimed at anyone with an interest in the countryside, heritage and culture of Cornwall, who wish to get out and experience the wealth of the county’s remarkable sites and monuments.
The range of monuments that can be visited in Cornwall encompass every period of history and prehistory, and reveals insights into changing patterns of agriculture and subsistence, ritual and religion, industry and transport – in short, all facets of human culture over a timespan exceeding 10,000 years.
New sites will be added periodically, so please check back in the future for any newly added sites. Any new additions will be highlighted as such on this page.
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Browse through a list of monuments in Cornwall. Sites are listed by name in alphabeical order.Take me there
Browse through the ages to find the types of monuments in Cornwall from that era. Examples of sites to visit are listed in under their respective monument type.Take me there
Monuments can be found via their monument type which are listed alphabetically.Take me there
Please remember that it is unwise to clamber onto walls or attempt to move stones, and that digging holes and lighting fires are not appropriate activities.
Many of the sites listed here are protected as Scheduled Monuments and it is an offence to disturb them in any way.
Undisturbed sites often have a high ecological value and the plants and other living creatures which share these sites should also be respected and left as far as possible untroubled.