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Located on the edge of cliff the scenery is beautiful, the surf hitting the rocks, the history, it... read more

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Fascinating historical site

Fascinating historical site with excellent coastal walks either side. A real flavour of an... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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An easy walk on the South West Coast Path through a patchwork landscape of tiny fields bounded by ancient stone walls and dotted with iconic mine chimneys and engine houses such as the Botallack Count House and the world-famous Levant Beam Engine.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Pendeen Car Park, Pendeen TR19 7DW, England
+44 1752 896237
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located on the edge of cliff the scenery is beautiful, the surf hitting the rocks, the history, it is a photographers dream

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 December 2018

Fascinating historical site with excellent coastal walks either side. A real flavour of an important part of our nations past.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nigelstart
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail is a fantastic dramatic part of Cornwall's mysterious rugged coastline,look out to the wild Atlantic and you can imagine years gone by,pirates and the like scrambling to the shore with their ill gotten gains. This place is the backdrop...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robert s
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were staying in Penzance and had planned to drive to St. Just and Botallack Mine area, but a bit of rain was predicted ~ decision time! We took our chance and followed our plan. Was it worth it? Most certainly. Besides rain, it was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank travelerted
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We parked at Levant and walked the coastal path to botallack. A fairly easy part of the coastal path with gorgeous views in the sunshine. There was not a great deal of parking at levant, but the extremely friendly NT car park attendant squeezed everyone...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne B
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Stunning scenery where old engine houses are perched on rocks at the bottom of 200 ft high cliffs. Area now looked after by National Trust. Car park and information centre with refreshments and toilets. Whole area steeped in history with relics of tin and copper...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank driver6364
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We are fans of Poldark, so we HAD to see the abandoned tin mines where scenes were filmed. The views were amazing and we climbed all around many ruins. It was humbling to see the effort that these miners put into such a dangerous job....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank beachlife51
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Loved all of this site, the old engine houses are just amazing and accompanied by the views make this a great part of the Cornish cost to visit. Due to my fear of heights I couldn't make it down the narrow path to the lowest...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tripper989
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Len Phillips at Botallack shared everything possible about the minerals but, more importantly for us, about the social history connected with Cornish mining. These people, men women and children, all endured an incredibly hard life just to die young. I hope the current Duke of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John54fromUSA
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A very interesting place where although some parts are still in ruins there is enough to get a good feel as to how the place worked in its heyday. Plus, there are very helpful displays that give useful insights as to the life of folk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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