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Worth the time to take a peek...bit off the beaten track

Meant to take a visit to Gwennap Pit last year but sadly ran out of time so I made a point of going... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
Definitely a thin place

If you're looking for stunning, enormous edifice you'll be in the wrong place. If you enjoy feeling... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Redruth, United Kingdom
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Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about this important site on line and was interested to see it There were informative boards describing the history and connection to Methodism It was an unusual sight I would have liked to learn more about its formation, but the small visitors...More

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 19 May 2018

For many years have meant to visit and this year we did. What a really unique place to visit - peaceful, quiet and allows time to reflect. At the time we arrived the chapel and visitors centre was closed, but the information panels are excellent....More

Thank nickpayne82
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Meant to take a visit to Gwennap Pit last year but sadly ran out of time so I made a point of going to see it this year. The sign-posts to it off the A30 only seems to be on the westbound carriageway and not...More

Thank ShurlockHomes
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A quiet, unassuming country lane. A small white, simple stone church with an attached village hall almost small enough to hold in your hand. A friendly welcome by the site's caretaker for the day and an offer of tea or coffee at the end of...More

1  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you're looking for stunning, enormous edifice you'll be in the wrong place. If you enjoy feeling a spiritual, historic attachment to a special place please do visit. Take a brolly for rain or sunshine. Leave a donation for its upkeep. Take a moment to...More

Thank BabsInsights
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I first visited Gwennap Pit as a teenager over 30 years ago as my father was a lay preacher in Cornwall and he wanted to show us were John Wesley preached. Of course as teenagers we weren't really interested. However when my partner said the...More

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A few of us separated from our bigger group to visit the copper mine where John Wesley preached many times during his ministry in Cornwall. Owned by the Methodist church, it's a little difficult to find, but well worth it when you get there. Found...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting place. Very informative guide. No disabled access to Pit, but ok to small church, toilets and refreshments. Books, postcards etc for sale. No admission charge, donations .

1  Thank netfish2015
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Had a little trouble finding this place but that was my own fault, had the wrong post code. On arrival we were invited to have tea or coffee, at no charge I might add, for a small donation. There were three women in the visitor...More

Thank Tad666
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I live down the road and took my daughter's new boyfriend out on a mountain bike tour. Ashe is 30 years younger than me I was glad to stop here for a break. I forgot the reaction I had when I first went. He was...More

1  Thank Murdie1
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Sheila L
1 October 2016|
Response from Roger E | Reviewed this property |
Sheila, the following gives details of opening: Pit: daily all year round. Visitor Centre: Easter then Spring Bank Holiday to end Sept, Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm and Sat 10am-1pm. All other times throughout the year by... More
16 February 2016|
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Response from HectorFromBerne | Reviewed this property |
It's free, and there is a box for donations. The volunteers who man the visitor centre might appreciate it is you bought a cup of tea there - it gets lonely for them in the off-season!