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Welcome to Redruth


Holidays in Redruth

At the heart of a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, the historic market town of Redruth is popular with culture lovers. Surrounded by miles of countryside, disused mines and family friendly attractions there is plenty to see and do far all. Redruth is also perfectly placed for exploring the best of Cornwall!

Walkers can enjoy the idyllic views with a hike to Carn Brea monument, whilst the kids will love the free adventure playground at Heartlands, a mining museum and exhibition centre. Redruth is also perfectly placed for exploring the best of Cornwall. The beautiful beaches of Cornwall's north coast are just a short drive away, where you can stroll along the shoreline or ramble along the coastal paths, there's also easy access to the rest of Cornwall, with the tropical beaches of the south and rugged east coast not far away.

Top tip

Walk to the top of Carn Brea for coast to coast views!

Things to do in Redruth


When it comes to walking around Redruth, you'll be spoilt for choice, from coastal strolling along the sand or coast path to countryside rambles, exploring ancient monuments and historical sites!  Walk to the remains of Carn Brea castle and the Carn Brea monument (seen for miles around) where you can see from coast to coast with uninterrupted views. Further routes will take you past old mines and the natural amphitheatre at Gwennap Pit. You can hop in the car and head to the nearest beaches of Porthreath and Porthtowan. From Porthreath, head south-west towards Godrevy and from Porthtowan you can head north-east towards St Agnes.


A must visit for all the family is Heartlands, a free mining museum showcasing the fascinating heritage of the area, once the richest town in Europe! Kids will love the interactive activities and adventure playground, plus there's plenty of spots in the beautiful grounds for a picnic or stop in the Red River Cafe for a tasty cream tea. For the adventurous, you can try a selection of watersports at Stithians Lake, from kayaking to paddleboarding, windsurfing and sailing! There's also a pirate-themed adventure playground and cafe. 


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Getting around

Redruth is ideally located for those wanting to explore Cornwall, with easy access to the A30 you can head south towards St Ives or south east towards The Lizard.  Driving north you'll find the the surfing mecca of Newquay and harbour town of Padstow, with beautiful sandy coves and beaches dotted between, perfect for a days beach hopping or coastal walking. 

You can leave the car at home and jump on the train with mainline links to the cathedral city of Truro as well as Penzance further south. You can hop off at St Erth and enjoy a picturesque coastal train ride to Carbis Bay and St Ives. 

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