Attractions

Top Choice Monument in Camborne & Redruth

Carn Brea

Towering on the skyline between Camborne and Redruth and visible for miles around, this craggy hilltop is one of Cornwall's most iconic natural features. It's thought to have been occupied for several thousand years…
Top Choice Bay in St Agnes

Chapel Porth

Two miles from St Agnes is one of Cornwall's most beautiful coves, Chapel Porth, a wild, rocky beach framed by steep, gorse-covered cliffs, owned by the National Trust. Above the cove is the ruined engine stack of W…
Top Choice Beach in Perranporth

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth's huge, flat, sandy beach is a favourite for everyone: dog-walkers, bucket-and-spade families, kite-buggiers and surfers alike. Its main draw is its sheer size – more than a mile long, backed by dunes an…
Bay in St Agnes

Trevellas Porth

This former mining valley near Trevaunance Cove is locally known as Blue Hills, a reference to the vivid blue heather that grows here in summer. There's a small sandy beach at the bottom of the valley, lots of rock …
Forest in Camborne & Redruth

Tehidy Woods

The 101-hectare country park of Tehidy formerly belonged to the Bassets, one of Cornwall’s four richest tin-mining families, who made their fortune from exploiting mineral rights across west and central Cornwall. Th…
Community in Porthtowan

Mount Pleasant Eco Park

Up on the hill above Porthtowan, this community-focused eco-centre and organic farm is a catch-all venue, hosting everything from vegan food fairs to green weddings. It regularly runs workshops on the likes of runni…
Mine in Camborne & Redruth

East Pool Mine

This mining centre near Redruth is an ideal place to get acquainted with Cornwall's once-great industry. At the heart of the complex are two massive working beam engines, both once powered by steam boilers designed …
Historic Site in Camborne & Redruth

Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape

Since 2006 Cornwall’s historic mining areas have formed part of the UK’s newest Unesco World Heritage Site, the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape. This site covers huge tracts of land around the county, wit…
Viewpoint in St Agnes

Beacon

If you're feeling energetic, climb up to the area's highest viewpoint. The panorama from the top of the Beacon stretches across most of Cornwall on a clear day; look out for the dark tors of Bodmin Moor to the east …
Museum in St Agnes

Blue Hills Tin Streams

A mile east of St Agnes (signed to Wheal Kitty) is the rocky valley of Trevellas Porth, home to one of Cornwall's last tin manufacturers. You can watch the whole tinning process, from mining and smelting through to …