St Michael's Mount | Penzance | Porthcurno | Lands End | Pendeen | St Just | St. Ives

Botallack Mine

Cape Cornwall

Lanyon quoit
The village of Pendeen lies on the north coast of West Cornwall half way between Lands End and St Ives and there is a regular bus service joining these and connecting with buses to Penzance and St Just.

The parish of Pendeen encompasses several hamlets; Bojewyan, Boscaswell, Lower Boscaswell, Trewellard, Carnyorth and Levant being the main ones. Renowned for its copper and tin mines Pendeen grew in size to serve the mining community until the turn of the century. With the decline of the industry many of its sons emigrated seeking new lives in mines opening up all over the world and there are few old families without some connection to America, Australia , South Africa and other mining areas.

PLACES TO VISIT

ALONG THE COASTAL FOOTPATH

Pendeen Watch : The dramatic Pendeen lighthouse is situated on the slate promontory of Pendeen Watch. This part of the coast is renowned for the number of ships wrecked on the rocky headlands.

Portheras & Boat Coves : small sandy coves nestling under granite cliffs.

Levant Engine House : This lovingly restored steam engine run by the National Trust is a splendid symbol of the once vigorous Cornish Mining Industry.

Levant MineGeevor Mine : The famous mine ceased working tin only a few years ago but has been reopened as a Heritage Museum with tours of underground and surface workings.

ON THE MOORS

Ancient Sites : The moorland hills of the Land's End peninsula boast a remarkable concentration of Bronze and Iron Age relics dating from 4000BC; standing stones and stone circles abound.

Chun Quoit : burial chamber  Chun castle : hilltop iron age fort  Men-an-tol : holed stone

Men Scryfa : inscribed granite stone commemorating the death of a royal celtic warrior

Pendeen Fogou : An ancient underground chamber dating back to the 1st century BC may be visited by permission of Pendeen Manor Farm.

Pendeen Carn : The Carn (Cornish for hill) rises behind the village and affords a pleasant stroll with magnificent views over both moor and coast.

Carn Kenidjack : Natural rock formation also known as the 'hooting carn' due to the noises made by the wind whistling through the weird stone shapes.

Where to stay locally
Where to Stay Locally
CLICK HERE and find out how to make the most of your holiday in Cornwall
CLICK BELOW For Last Minute Vacancies & Special Offers
Late Vacancies & Special Offers
Click here to find out more about Cornwall and Devon

Promoting your business on Cornwall Online
Copyright ©1994 - 2012 - Disclaimer E&OE

Cornwall Online is a trading name of Internet Trading Systems Ltd
Cornwall Online Website by Internet Trading Systems Ltd. Tel 01579 384778

Please ensure that you confirm all details with the Advertiser before Booking
We recommend that you take out Holiday Insurance on ALL Bookings