Best Things to See & Do in Gwennap

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  • Burncoose Woodland Gardens

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Carn Brea Castle Vista

    Overlooking both Camborne and Redruth and reaching up to 738 feet above sea level is Carn Brea. The carn can be seen from most high ground in Cornwall and the monument on top easily picked out. Conversely the view from the top...
  • 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

  • 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...

  • South Wheal Frances - Engine House

    South Wheal Frances was part of the Bassett Mines which worked the Great Flat Lode. There are still some impressive buildings on the site.

  • 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...

  • Tranquil garden near Truro with wonderful views of the River Fal. Set on many levels, containing a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

  • Penrose Kitchen / Truro

    Penrose Kitchen

    Situated in tranquil water gardens just outside town, Penrose Kitchen is a world away from Truro's busy streets. The food is local and seasonal, and in some instances, even homegrown. 

    What sort of cuisine can you expect at Penrose Kitchen? Chef Ben Harmer's pedigree includes the Savoy and La Gavroche, so there's a light and refined touch to the menu at Penrose. Look out for the fresh seafood dishes or try some locally reared meat.

    The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner...
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  • Star & Garter / Falmouth

    Star and Garter - Falmouth

    Strolling up Falmouth's quirky High Street, you will find a hidden gem in the Star & Garter. Set in a Georgian townhouse this restaurant is fast becoming one of the best gastro pubs in Cornwall.

    It seems no detail is overlooked at Star & Garter. The chefs are very passionate about what they do, and it shows. The menu is refreshingly different, and you are spoilt for choice with all the dishes on offer. The meat on offer is butchered, cured and smoked by Star & Garter...
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  • Tehidy woods are the largest woodland in West Cornwall covering over 250 acres. The country park here features over 9 miles of paths and trails, a lake and café with picnic area. Tehidy is a great family day out and dogs are welcome too.

  • Raze the Roof

    One of the longest established indoor / soft play areas in Cornwall. Great range of activities for a wide range of kids - from toddlers to teens.

    Kids love to play in our mega play frame, slides, climbing wall, ball cannons, astro glide....

  • Cornwall Gold Jewellery

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

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