PendeenCornwall. It is a quaint village in a designated 'Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty' with lots of interesting features such as the stunning lighthouse, a lovely beach, bronze-age monuments such as 'Pendeen Fogou', the house in which the famous Cornish antiquarian William Borlase was born, Geevor Tin Mine museum complex, superb views from the 'carn' (hill), two great pubs (The Radjel and The North Inn) and a historical brass band.
Bus 10 comes from Penzance every half hour M-Sa, less frequently on evenings and Sundays. Every other bus goes via St Just in Penwith.
Free parking, then walk or simply drive to where you want to go.
phone: +44 1736 788662address: Pendeen, TR19 7EWOpen every day except Saturday and tours start at 11AM, 1PM, 3PM. You can see an exhibition about mining and then go on a guided tour. The first part of the tour is through the processing facilities above ground. (How did they get the tin out of the stones?) The second part of the tour is through one of the early mining tunnels.
phone: +44 1736 786156address: Trewellard, TR19 7SXmine and beam engine (National Trust)
- Walk along the south-west coast path.
- Walk to the prehistoric sites inland.
The North Inn and The Radjel do good food and proper real ale.
phone: +44 1736 788446address: Boscaswell Terrace, Pendeen, TR19 7DS2 bars with food and accommodation.
phone: +44 1736 788417
The two pubs, the North Inn and The Radjel, both offer good food and real ale.
- Couple of B&Bs and Inns that have rooms
address: +44 1736 787790B&B
phone: +44 1736 788417B&B and a basic campsite.