Outdoor space open year round
Nearest facilities are found at The Morvah Schoolhouse and Cafe
Locally thought of as one of our most iconic prehistoric monuments, dating back to the early Neolithic Period, Lanyon Quoit** was originally 4 standing stones with a large capstone. Unfortunately it was damaged by a storm in 1815, and rebuilt 9 years later with only 3 standing stones.
A Quoit is thought of as burial chamber for the bones of the dead.
**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.
Click here for an easy to follow walking tour map that guides you to Lanyon Quoit and the Mên-an-Tol in one circular walk whilst taking in other astonishing ancient landmarks along the way.
If you would like to explore our ancient landscape with a guided tour and learn how our local monuments and stone formations relate to the night sky, join Carolyn at Archaeoastronomy Cornwall for one of her walking tours.
AddressLanyon Quoit, Madron, Penzance, UK View on map
Buses from Telephone Box (W)
The next bus from Telephone Box (W) is expected to depart at 14:48