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Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall

Pendeen

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About Pendeen

The main village of a stretch of coast drenched in industrial history, Pendeen itself is a linear settlement, with an attractive church and an award-winning pub, the North Inn. During the 19th century the village grew considerably – mainly to house miners and their families.

The white lighthouse of Pendeen Watch stands on a headland below from where spectacular sunsets can be seen. The adjacent Boat Cove is a tiny fishing cove and, a little further, Portheras cove is a remote but pleasantly sandy beach.

In nearby Trewellard, Geevor mine, the last working tin mine in the area, is now open to the public with a visitor’s centre and a tour of 18th century tunnels. Further still, Botallack boasts some atmospheric engine houses, the Crowns engine houses, huddled at the foot of a dramatic cliff, and even older arsenic works. Close by, the Levant engine house still contains a working beam engine; the oldest in the UK.

Scenic bus routes in Pendeen

Penzance | Lands End | St Ives open top bus – Lands End Coaster from First Kernow / Adventures by Bus – Scenic Bus

Lands End Coaster

Open-top bus service between Penzance, Lands End, St Just, St Ives and Penzance

Visit the south western most tip of the country and take in the sublime views with the wind rustling through your hair from the top deck.

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