Ancient Cornwall: 10 of the oldest landmarks in Cornwall

Posted by Simon Lockyer on 22nd December 2017


oldest landmarks in Cornwall

With a bounty of beautiful beaches, fascinating attractions for all the family and world-class surfing locations, Cornwall is one of the most alluring places to visit in the modern age - but what was it like hundreds of years ago?!

Well, thankfully there are still buildings and sites which allow us a glimpse into what life in Cornwall was like throughout the ages – including the oldest pub in Cornwall, built way back in the 11th century by monks!

That's not the only fascinating facet we've found, though. From the oldest family business in Cornwall to the oldest quarry in the world, here are 10 of the county's oldest and most fascinating landmarks:

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The fantastic thing about these wonderful places is that there are equally beautiful places to stay nearby! We have a huge range of hotels, holiday parks, cottages and B&Bs that are perfect for all - why not take a look at our accommodation page and start planning your adventure into Cornwall's enchanting past?

NOTE: In compiling this infographic of the oldest landmarks and buildings in Cornwall, we used several means to make it as accurate as possible. However, as there is no legal obligation to divulge the status of the original business ownership, we cannot unequivocally say there are not a few other hidden gems out there.

We are happy to update the list to show any businesses or buildings that should have been included in the list, either in this article or in future editions of the infographic.


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