Attractions in Porthtowan
Burncoose Nurseries and Gardens / Redruth
30 acre woodland garden and attached nursery. Owned by the Caerhays estate from where many of the trees and shrubs came.
Roseland House and Garden / Truro
18th century Mine Captain's House surrounded by a one acre garden with a large range of exotic and unusual plants. Attached nursery
Cornish Mines and Engines / Redruth
Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust
Blue Hills Tin Streams / St Agnes
Tour of tin streams with the opportunity to see the processing of the mineral to finished articles.
Tin giftware and jewellery cast on site.
Heartlands / Redruth
Redeveloped 19 acre site of one of Cornwall's most active and long running mines. Heartlands both celebrates the areas mining heritage with in situ exhibits and moves on, with landscaped gardens and an excellent adventure playground
Cornwall Gold / Portreath
An all weather family attraction, where visitors can watch the experts produce exquisite pieces of hand crafted jewellery
Kennall Vale / Penryn
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.
King Edward Mine Museum / Camborne
King Edward Mine Museum specialises in the mining history of Cornwall. Visitors are shown live demonstrations of tin processing. The mine is featured on BBC2's Edwardian Farm.
Tehidy Country Park / Camborne
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.
Base Camp at Gwelan Mor / Portreath
Base Camp offers hours of indoor fun for all ages. There is over 2,000 square feet of soft play along with West Cornwall's only "Clip'n'Climb" climbing wall. Free wifi in the Cafe which serves a range of drinks, snacks and light meals.