Sunday, September 27, 2009

Carn Brea Castle and Monument

Carn Brea  is a hilltop situated between the towns of Redruth and Camborne and has seen various human settlement over the years.

Carn Brea castle and a nineteenth century monument to Lord Francis Basset, Lord de Dunstanville, stand on top of the hill.

Carn Brea had a Neolithic settlement between 3700 and 3400 BC and the site was re-occupied in the Iron Age.

The Castle itself can be traced back to 1379 and was built by the Bassett family and is inside the ramparts of the Iron Age hillfort.

The views from the hill are fantastic and you can see far and wide across the North coast and inland.

The Carn (cornish for hill) is reasonably high and whenever we go away, it is one of the first things you see as you get closer to home and i always find it a welcoming site.

The castle is now a restaurant, owned by the Sawahla family serving a fine selection of Jordanian style food.

I took Rose there last week for here birthday as a suprise and we had a fantastic evening...*smiles*


  1. awww! That is a beautiful castle!! I would love to eat in a castle- so fun!

  2. What a lovely castle -- I much prefer these types than the gigantic ones...

  3. *grin* Come to Cornwall and we can show you our lovely little castles used in proper battles and things for defence!

  4. Nice blog I will be looking in more often thank you for your kind comments. Keith