Hidden Cornwall,Men-an-Tol 

Men-an-Tol is an intriguing monument consisting of two upright stones standing on either side of a round stone with a hole through the middle. The site may have been associated with as chambered tomb at one time, as holed stones have been found at such tombs before. Local legend tells that people who pass through the hole in the stone will be cured of illness. Children could be cured of tuberculosis and rickets by being passed through naked three times, and adults could crawl through nine times to cure themselves of rheumatism. I did crawl through the opening just for fun and didn't feel any different, but then I don't suffer from rheumatism.

 

Location Penzance TR20 8NU

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