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Halliggye Fogou

Roofed and walled in stone, this complex of passages is the largest and best-preserved of several mysterious underground tunnels associated with Cornish Iron Age settlements. The purpose of such ‘fogous’ – a Cornish-language word meaning cave – is unknown, but they may have been places of refuge, storage chambers or ritual shrines. Halliggye Fogou, thought to date from the 5th or 4th century BC, was once part of a small farming settlement, which was probably occupied until the end of the Roman period.

  • Snacks Available
  • cafe/tea room
  • Parking onsite
  • Toilets
  • Dogs Allowed
Venue Type
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
Suitable for
  • Older Children (9 - 12)
  • Teenagers
  • English Heritage
  • Historical Landmark

Halliggye Fogou, Trelowarren Estate, St Mawgan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6AF