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Redruth & Camborne

Redruth & Camborne

Two bastions of West Cornwall's industrial heritage.

6 miles 15mins. by car.

The home of West Cornwall’s industrial heritage and home to some of the most important events in mining history.

These two towns along with Hayle, were the centre of Cornwall’s industrial revolution and responsible for worldwide developments in mining for decades. South Crofty mine between Redruth and Camborne finally closed in 1998 but in 2018 there is still hope it will reopen and one day become productive again. The whole area is a world heritage site and there are various visitor centres, including East Pool Mine showing beam engines and engine houses as they would have been.  Huge steam engines rumble through the streets of Camborne on Trevithick Day and people come from all over England to honour their famous son.