St Breock Downs Monolith

Close up of St Breock Downs Monolith

Free Entry

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours


St Breock Downs, Rosenannon, Cornwall PL30 5PN

Before You Go

Originally five metres high and weighing some 16.75 tonnes, St Breock Downs Monolith is Cornwall's largest and heaviest prehistoric monolith. It stands on the summit of St Breock Downs, offering wonderful views.

Managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust.

Read more about the history of the monolith.


Before You Go

Parking: There is a layby a short walk away from the path that leads to the monument.

How to Find It: From Burlawn, head two miles south west on the road to Rosenannon and look for the finger post.

Dogs: Dogs on leads are welcome.

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Plan a Great Day Out

In nearby Wadebridge you'll find a range of shops, food outlets and facilities. Further up the coast visit the spectacular ruins of Tintagel Castle. The stunning Beach Café offers a range of delicious Cornish treats, and the exhibition offers insight into the castle's links to the legend of King Arthur.


The sunrise through the conservatory at Witley Court.

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About us

English Heritage cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. The English Heritage Trust is a charity, no. 1140351, and a company, no. 0744722, registered in England.

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