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Chûn Quoit** (pronounced ‘Choon’) lies on a high spot on the West Penwith moors near to Pendeen. It can be seen clearly on the horizon from the B3318.
Chûn is the best-preserved example of the class of Quoit monuments, probably the earliest of any of the prehistoric monuments remaining, dating from the early Neolithic period (3500-2500 BC).
Follow the path on to Chûn Castle, an impressive Iron-Age hillfort. Surrounded by two extensive stone walls, the interior of the site contains the remains of several roundhouses.
**The word Quoit comes from the Cornish legend that the capstones on the Quoits came to be there because they were thrown by the giants enjoying a game of quoits.