Men-An-Tol

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Nearest Town: Penzance, Cornwall

OS Grid Reference: SW 426 349

Directions: On the unclassified road from Madron to Morvah NE of Penzance. A little way north of Lanyon Quoit, there is signposted parking, from where you must walk approximately 15 minutes up a signed track to reach the site. Worth it.

Site Notes: You’ve never seen anywhere like this. The stones are no more than 2 feet high, and yet the holed stone is amazing, and must have taken hours of work using only stone tools. There are all sorts of folklore regarding the benefits of being passed through the holed stone (If you don’t want kids, don’t do it!) but I am more interested in what the site was. Numerous other stones are present, and the feeling that this was once part of a larger monument is inescapable. Unique, and must be seen.

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