Kenidjack Castle, Cornwall
~ History ~
Kenidjack Cliff Castle is one of several Iron Age promontory forts that have been found in exposed coastal locations on the Penwith peninsula. The neck of the headland would have been protected by a triple row of ramparts that dropped steeply from the spine, stopping just short of the edge of a near-vertical cliff.
Kenidjack has a rich industrial history, including engine houses perched on the edge of dramatic cliffs and Bronze Age burial cairns. The remains of hut circles have also been found in the vicinity. Kenidjack Cliff Castle lies on the coast path between St Just and the Botallack mines that takes in stunning views. There isa small stile giving easy access to the headland.