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Redruth

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Redruth (Cornish: Resrudh) is a town in Cornwall.

Understand

Redruth combines with Camborne to form the largest conurbation in Cornwall. The town also has a long history of Tin mining and is the home of Rodda's, a dairy that is the largest producer of Cornish clotted cream.

Get in

By train

1 Redruth station is part of the London Paddington to Penzance line.

Get around

See

  • 1 East Pool Mine, Pool TR15 3NP (leave A30 at Camborne East or Redruth junctions. Site signposted on A3047), ☏ +44 1209 315027, ✉ eastpool@nationaltrust.org.uk. Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre, at the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers, invented by local hero Richard Trevithick. £9.00 adult £4.50 child.  
  • 2 King Edward Mine, King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne, TR14 9HW (Outside of Camborne near to the village of Troon off the A30), ☏ +44 1209 614681, ✉ info@kingedwardmine.co.uk. 10:00-15:00. A museum and visitor centre on the topic of Cornish tin mining history, with working displays of machinery. The site has a cafe and shop containing specialist books and gifts. £9 adults, £2 Under 16s, Free for Under 5s, £20 Family Ticket. (updated Jul 2020)
  • 3 Wheal Basset Stamps, Carnkie, Redruth. Ruins of the former Wheal Basset stamphouses and tin processing plant. (updated Jul 2020)

Do

  • Mineral Tramways Trails. Explore Cornwall's mining heritage by cycling or walking along the mineral tramways trails, there are many ruins of former engine houses and tin processing facilities which stand tall within the landscape. (updated Jul 2020)

Buy

Eat

  • 1 Carn Brae Castle, Carn Lane, Pool, TR16 6SL, ☏ +44 1209 218358. Middle Eastern restaurant in a castle that was built in 1379, and was later remodelled. (updated Jan 2018)

Drink

Sleep

  • 1 Rayle Farm, Bridge, Illogan, TR16 4QP, ☏ +44 1209 842245. Rayle Farm self-catering holiday cottages are set in the heart of beautiful western Cornwall. The traditional farm buildings have been sensitively converted by local craftsmen and are perfect for relaxing short breaks or longer family holidays. Each cottage rental accommodates between two and six people and dogs are welcome. 

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