Mên-an-Tol

Mên-an-Tol is a group of standing stones. The name in the Cornish Language means "the hole stone". There are two upright stones on either side of a round stone with a hole in the middle. It is thought to have been set up in the Bronze Age, making it 3,500 years old, and might have been part of a stone circle or the entrance to a tomb. At one time children were passed through the hole in the stone as a cure for rickets.

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Location: England - Cornwall - Madron

Category: Prehistoric

Tags: Standing Stone

The Mên-an-Tol is on an area of moorland near the Madron–Morvah road, three miles northwest of Madron. Park at the side of the road and follow the marked footpath into the fields.

A nice walk is to park on Madron–Morvah road and walk in to see the Men-an-Tol standing stones. Continue walking to the Boskednan Stone Circle. From there walk to the Ding Dong engine house, then back to the road stopping at the Lanyon Quoit.

You can get a very good cream tea at the Lanyon Farm Tea Room, north of the Lanyon Quoit.

Website: Historic Cornwall

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

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