Thought to be one of the best-preserved portal dolman burial chambers in Britain - Treverthy Quoit dates back to 3000BC.
Known locally as the Giant’s House, the Neolithic structure stands at over 10ft high and comprises five upright stones - supporting the capstone (measuring over 12ft long and weighing over 20tonnes) at a distinctive angle.
Tombs of this type would have typically been covered with a large mound; remnants dictate that the encompassing mound would have measured over 7 metres in circumference.
An interesting Cornish landmark – Trethevy Quoit is well worth exploring when visiting the county.
That Trethevy Quoit is free for the public to explore during reasonable daylight hours.
The surrounding area of Bodmin Moor, scattered with pre-historic monuments and providing beautiful far-reaching views of the surrounding area – the moor is a great day out in Cornwall.