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Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, Cornwall
- Located in Cornwall, South West England, England
- The Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in South West England. Most of the landscape is within Cornwall. A small section lies in Devon. The landscape has been mined for thousands of years across ten geographical locations. Moving north to south, these are:
- Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock
- Caradon Mining District
- Luxulyan Valley with Charlestown
- St Agnes Mining District
- Gwennap Mining District, Kennall Vale and Perran Foundry
- Camborne and Redruth with Portreath
- The Port of Hayle
- Wendron Mining District
- St Just Mining District
- Tregonning and Trewavas Mining District
- 'Much of the landscape of Cornwall and West Devon was transformed in the 18th and early 19th centuries as a result of the rapid growth of pioneering copper and tin mining. Its deep underground mines, engine houses, foundries, new towns, smallholdings, ports and harbours, and their ancillary industries together reflect prolific innovation' (source: UNESCO World Heritage Site, link provided). As you travel around Devon and Cornwall you'll see scores of engine houses and ruined buildings connected with this extraordinary industrial heritage. Some of our favourites, moving from West Devon down into Cornwall, include:
- Over on the western fringe of Dartmoor National Park, Wheal Betsy is very evocative
- Morwellham Quay, in the Tamar Valley AONB, is superb
- Again, in the Tamar Valley AONB, explore the National Trust's Cotehele House and Gardens and surrounding area including Calstock
- Kit Hill Country Park
- The Caradon Mining District in Bodmin Moor
- Wheal Martyn China Clay Country Park, the Cornish Alps and Wheal Martyn
- The exceptional coastal village of Charlestown
- Wheal Coates (Tin Mine) and the nearby Portreath
- All the way down in the south west corner of Cornwall, on The Land's End Peninsula (The Penwith Peninsula), we'd recommend Botallack Mine The Crowns Engine Houses, Levant Mine and Beam Engine and Geevor Tin Mine. These are coastal sites so walk the South West Coast Path to explore them
- By James Penman
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In the heart of the village a short stroll from its shops pubs and restaurants Captain's Cottage boasts a courtyard patio with small games room and sauna. Attractively furnished and spacious it sits at the roadside a...
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