North Cornwall Rocks

St Breock Downs Monolith


Places to Visit

An English Heritage site, St Breock Downs Monolith is the largest and heaviest monolith in Cornwall.

This huge stone stands near the summit of the St Breock Downs, and from this vantage point you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The monolith is estimated to weigh around 16 tonnes, and dates from the Neolithic to mid-Bronze Age - around 2500–1500 BC.

The site is open any reasonable time during daylight hours and is free to access.

Managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.

Access: - short walk but uneven terrain

Parking: - yes - layby a short walk away from the path that leads to the monument. 

Toilets: - none on site

Food: - none on site

Dogs: - dogs on leads are welcome


English Heritage Membership

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Membership costs just £69 per year – or £5.75 per month and will give you :

Unlimited access to over 400 historic places

Member’s Handbook to plan days out

Free or reduced price entry to our events

Free entry for up to six children per adult member

Exclusive member’s magazine

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