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“Very calming.”
Review of Gwennap Pit

Gwennap Pit
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Redruth
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Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very calming.”
Reviewed 26 May 2012

We sensed a presence in the pit and felt that Wesleys influence was still there

Visited May 2012
3 Thank Wendy D
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“a place of specail interest to methodists”
Reviewed 10 April 2012

this is the sight where john westley preached.i have sung in concerts here. its a very unusual place .worth a visit if history or methodisum is your thing

Visited September 2011
2 Thank lynn c
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St Germans , Cornwall
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“A very beautiful circular turf covered amphitheatre”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

50 years ago my late father bought an AA guide and UK atlas illustrated with dozens of pen and ink drawings. I used to spend hours looking at the pictures and years later I went on to publish some of my own drawings. The pictures opened the door to many enjoyable trips . One of which was Gwennap pit.
It is a very beautiful circular turf covered amphitheatre on a wind swept hillside near Redruth.A work of art in its own right and a must see for any budding landscape designer. Sadly not used to its full potential I couldn’t find any reference to events.
The historic connection- The pit was probably a cockpit originally but is most famous as the place where the preacher John Wesley preached on a number of occasions.
Worth a visit if you are already in the vicinity of Redruth- I think this is sadly wasted

Visited November 2010
1 Thank Robertscargill
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