Trips into history
This part of Cornwall is full of witnesses of the past. As an example of the late iron age we visited the Chysauster Ancient Village. This is not a gigantic, overwhelming installation. In the middle of the landscape there are just a few ruins and a little hut where you pay a small entrance fee, that’s all. There are not many people around, with a little luck you got the grounds for yourself. And standing up on that hill you may indeed feel yourself transferred back into the past.
Back to the Bronze Age you come via a detour to the “Merry Maidens” stone circle in this part of the island full of stone circles.
The weather in Cornwall again was as we are already used to from former journeys to Great Britain – fantastic! We used the one obligatory rainy day to make a trip to Truro, the administrative center of the County of Cornwall. You can avoid getting wet in the rain with various inside sightseeings. The neo-Gothic Cathedral is worth seeing, it was finished in 1910. Maybe Gernot and I are not able to see straightforward but in comparison to the Salisbury Cathedral we thougt the long central aisle was not in a real 100% straight line.
People with interests in history may also want to visit the Royal Cornwall Museum. Besides other topics it explicitly informs about the history of mining in Cornwall. The county for a long time was the main supplier of tin worldwide, later they switched to arsenic. Some of the old and meanwhile inoperative mine shafts are open for visitors.