Best Things to See & Do in Chacewater

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  • Roseland House

    18th century Mine Captain's House surrounded by a one acre garden with a large range of exotic and unusual plants. Attached nursery

  • Mount Hawke Skate Park

    Mount Hawke is the Southwest's biggest indoor skatepark with its 24,000 sq ft purpose built warehouse featuring sections suitable for all abilities. World class ramps and bowls for skateboard, bmx and scooters.

    Along with the wooden ramps...

  • Gwennap Pit

    It is believed that the original pit was a 'natural' depression in the surrounding area, probably caused by the surface collapsing into an abandoned mine dig below. The fact that the pit does not collect water to this day, probably adds...

  • Burncoose Woodland Gardens

    30 acre woodland garden and attached nursery. Owned by the Caerhays estate from where many of the trees and shrubs came.

  • The Track - Portreath

    The Track is 5 acres of dirt jumps suited to all levels of riders from beginner to pro. The setup is family friendly with cafe and plenty of areas to chill out.

    Although it's called "The Track" there are  a number of interconnecting routes...

  • Truro Cathedral

    Cornwall's only cathedral. Built in the 1880s, the cathedral's 250ft high spire still dominates the city

  • Wheal Coates - Towanroath Engine House

    The stretch between St Agnes and Portreath, a mere seven miles, is characterised by bizarre place names - Tubby's Head, Tobban Horse, Sheep Rock - and picturesque remnants of the mining industry. St Agnes is part of the ...

  • Kennall Vale is a beautiful woodland with fascinating remnants of its industrial past as a gunpowder factory. Located between Redruth and Penryn, now a nature reserve, the woods around the River Kennall are dotted with old granite ruins.

  • Cornwall Gold Jewellery

    An all weather family attraction, where visitors can watch the experts produce exquisite pieces of hand crafted jewellery

  • Penrose Water Gardens

    Established for over twenty years, set within a beautiful woodland valley two and a half miles from Truro, in the centre of Cornwall

  • Wheal Coates - Towanroath Engine House

    The Wheal Coates mine opened in 1802 and was worked until its closure in 1889. It was re-opened for a short period between 1911 and 1913 when it was finally closed.

    The site is most notable for its three engine houses...

  • Said to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall, Enys Gardens date back to the early 1700s. Spread over 30 acres there are formal gardens, open meadow and woodland. One of the best times of year to visit is in spring when the ancient meadow of Parc Lyre comes alive with a carpet of bluebells.

  • Royal Cornwall Museum

    The Royal Cornwall is the county’s oldest museum, famed for its important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings

  • The Old Grammar School - Truro

    You sit on benches at scrubbed wooden tables - but that's where the resemblance to actual school ends. The Old Grammar School (TOGS) near Truro Cathedral, serves up a relaxed atmosphere, creative cocktails, and some of the best tapas in town.

    Pop in for a relaxed lunch of Mediterranean-inspired food while you'...
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  • Duke Street Sandwich Deli

    Set on the corner of St Mary's and Duke Street this little cafe is the best spot in town for paninis, sandwiches and salad boxes. There's a great choice of fillings to eat in or takeaway.

    The Deli is the ideal place to grab a window seat and watch the world go by. There is also an outside area which makes a great option in the summer.

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