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Geevor Tin Mine

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Great place with excellent guides

We visited Geevor on a lovely sunny winter's day. It was quiet but everything was open. One of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SEASALUKI
Rainy day visit

Popped in out of the rain to take a look around. Very impressed with the overall area, so much to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
MrsCsBobski
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This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of Penwith, offering magnificent coastal views high above the crashing surf below.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Geevor on a lovely sunny winter's day. It was quiet but everything was open. One of the best days out we have experienced. The tour was really informative and our guide, Martin, had a wealth of knowledge having worked in the mine from...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Popped in out of the rain to take a look around. Very impressed with the overall area, so much to do. We had a lovely guide to take us around the site and underground, very knowledgeable. So pleased that our ticket last for a year...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MrsCsBobski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in industrial heritage (which I am) then you will love this place. If you can, go out of season as you will be able to view the exhibits at your leisure and we even had a personal tour of the Mill...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an absolutely amazing place. The history of tin mining at Geevor is truly fascinating. Both the people and the process. Huge shout out to Martin the guide. A must-do when in Cornwall!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on January 2019 and got a tour in the mine. The mine is such a great window in the past to see where people have been working till 30 years ago when it was closed. We were really impressed with the guides,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank NeraH2014september
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of this place pours out of every brick and timber. Our guide worked in the mine, and his knowledge and passion brings the place to life. We took his advice to visit the 'Dry' and are glad we did - it brings home...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Robandnera
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had a great day here, the staff were lovely, we were shown around by Martin then were on our way back to the cafe and asked a question of one of the staff we bumped into who happened to be the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in East Cornwall within the Cornish Mining Heritage world Heritage are on the edge of Bodmin Moor, And visited the site to gain more knowledge of Cornwall's Mining History. We were not disapointed. Using the useful guide we did the self guided tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Shiplack
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as a mobility scooter user I couldn't go underground but hubby did whilst I toured the building topside. We both had a great hour or so there doing our "bit" and learnt alot

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Our visit to Geevor Tin Mine has been the highlight of our 7 days in Cornwall! We had a friendly greeting and were directed to the exhibitions, whilst we were getting safely into our hard hats too! The information and exhibits are fascinating to read...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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juliamargetts2018
June 3, 2018|
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Response from moonshines | Reviewed this property |
I only visited Geevor and the tour has been described perfectly already. I agree with Neil that your daughter will be fine here and you'll all enjoy your visit
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Munnit
March 20, 2018|
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If you only have time for one I would recommend Geevor but they are so close to each other, only around a ten minute walk along the coast, it is easy to do both in one visit.
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Munnit
March 19, 2018|
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We were there about 3 and a half hours, lots to read and look at, the highlight was the trip down the mine which took up at least an hour.
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PurpleGreenGirl
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South West Coast Walk - St Ives to Falmouth - Contours (33 Replies)
Hi, I have booked a self guided walking holiday along the South West Coast Path with Contours from mid September 2016 for myself, husband and 14yo daughter. We are walking from St Ives to Falmouth over 10 walking days with an average walking day of about 16km. My previous experience with a self guided walk was undertaking one in the Cotswolds last November with Costwold Walks. Great enjoyable walk, but not the best time of year with most attractions closed and short days. I also wasn't...More
August 21, 2016|
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Weather could be almost anything bar snow and ice, and probably will be over the period of the holiday, and don't forget that that will include fog and wind. Atlantic gales could present particular hazards when following a coastal path, people do get blown into the sea from time to time in that area - and rarely survive. If you swim in the sea, be particularly careful and never ignore warning signs, many of the beaches can have significant and very dangerous undercurrents. Be careful about...More
Clemrick
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We will be arriving at Heathrow on June 10, bus to Reading and take the train to St. Ives, arriving about 19:30, or maybe earlier depending on whether we take an earlier flight. June 11 will be looking around St. Ives and the Tate. I just want to walk around St. Ives and take a quick look at the Tate. I don't know much about art, just know what I like and modern art is a quick look for me. Late afternoon/evening we will take an Oats Travel tour to see "Tartuffe" at the Minack Theatre. ...More
February 18, 2009|
Response fromma.and.pa.boathouse|
Hi It sounds like a very interesting itinerary, it is shame you wont have longer down here, but it sounds like a working visit. June 11th sounds fine lets hope for good weather for your evening at the Minack, but it is wonderful even if the weather is not so great. Do wrap up warm as even in early June the temperature can drop quite cool after dark. June 12th The Bus Ride to Lands End is one of the most scenic in the country - it is often described as the Most Romantic road trip! You...More