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Gwennap Pit

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Address: Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
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+44 1209 822770

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Gwennap pit

Unique place to visit, was very quiet. Visitors centre was closed when we went so didn't get to learn much about the history. Would recommend if you are going nearby and don't... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Joshua H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Unique place to visit, was very quiet. Visitors centre was closed when we went so didn't get to learn much about the history. Would recommend if you are going nearby and don't mind a stop for half hour to check it out.

Thank Joshua H
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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284 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Gwennap pit is signed well, but needs some perseverance to actually get there in what can seem a maze of small narrow lanes. Limited opening of the chapel next to the pit but pit is always open- as a monument to the Cornish mining industry. and the place of Methodism in that culture. This is an iconic place for Cornwall,... More 

1 Thank 1949etwall
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had been told so much about this place by my late sister and wasn't disappointed the place is very peaceful and steeped in history there is a lovely little visitor centre with a chapel and plenty of photographs ❤️plus a very informative staff member who told us lots. If you walk round and down every layer of the pit from... More 

Thank Norma W
Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We found the Pit quite easily and parked at the kerbside. Walking up the steps to the old chapel and visitor centre, there is no awareness of the Pit itself. We went into the charming little chapel and had a nice chat with the volunteer lady at the small visitor centre. She just happened to be a Methodist minister and... More 

Thank Roger E
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I miss this place, It used to be clean and it was a lovely place to spend time with friends and go for dog walks. Now there is a lot of rubbish and dog poo. Havent been there in a while.

Thank nikolahoran
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We visited two adults two children 8 and 12. This is a free site and dogs are allowed kept on leads. There is not a great deal to do here worth visiting all the same. Information around the area and also in the cafe area when open (can call to check) we walked the mile - all the way around... More 

Thank Nikolawatson
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Surprisingly close to Redruth yet hidden away amongst some narrow country lanes, this is a fascinating place. Originally caused by mining subsidence, then adapted to become a 1500-seater arena, the 'pit' has historic associations with early Methodism. But the stone displays at the entrance need some TLC, or at least a coat of paint, as they let the area down... More 

Thank cltc43
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223 reviews
85 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

I found this place as a child and did not know of it's importance then. Coming back 40 years later glad to see it is now a world heritage site. Nice new visitor centre as well. For a passing visit on a dry day, allow an hour.

Thank Mike P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

If you're a Christian in Cornwall, stop by Gwennap Pit! John Wesley often preached here and you can still hear and feel the echoes. Also, give a bit in free-will offering to support the upkeep of this important place, hosting the presence of God!

Thank Gloria G
Dorset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

An interesting place to visit with details of the history of the pit. Peaceful location and easy to locate.

Thank NBCblueberry

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