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Address: Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1872 553341
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Fabulous little gen

Always wanted to see some genuine working tin stamps so when I saw this place on discovery channel years ago I had to visit. Finally got here and it was great. Family run the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
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Richmond, Yorkshire, UK
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always wanted to see some genuine working tin stamps so when I saw this place on discovery channel years ago I had to visit. Finally got here and it was great. Family run the staff are helpful and the gifts are beautiful. The last tin producer in Cornwall and well worth a visit.

Thank Trainz2014
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

A real discovery of the past Tin production methods in a beautiful secluded location,be prepaired for a narrow steep drive with some interesting sharp turns but well worth a visit. The whole process of tin production is illustrated by a short walk around a path with signage explaining the stages & methodology very well put together concluding in a visit... More 

Thank 4martinbrown
Amersham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

Step back in time at Blue Hills Tin Streams. A short drive off the B3285, it's like entering another world. The road into the valley is very narrow, and very steep. We visited on a glorious sunny day - the scenery was breathtaking. Blue Hills Tin nestles in the bottom of the valley. There is ample parking for visitors, and... More 

1 Thank Miss_Elspeth
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Nowhere else in Britain, if not the planet, are such remnants of a bye-gone-era so evident. The location is stunning but it's the remoteness of the site that stirs the emotions into thinking that this was the workplace of both men and women some 200 years ago. It might be a lovely place now but I can imagine it wasn't... More 

Thank Ingleborough1359
Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

This is only open on specific days so it is worth checking. It can easily be included as part of a circular coastal walk from St Agnes. There is no mine as such but great bits of process equipment and good descriptions of how they operate.

1 Thank mjsg01
Farnham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Just returned from another beautiful week in Cornwall and this time took a day out to tour the north coast mining areas. From wheal coats down to st. agnes. absolutely stunning. filled the new camera, christmas prezzy for the wife, so she could get some great shots of the otters at Tamar. Smart thinking eh. To get up to these... More 

1 Thank Patrick B
Grandville, Michigan
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275 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

We went down to Trevellas Cove and had a look at the sea, then walked back up along the riverside. There are some good views to take in, when we went there were several other people enjoying the beach and paths. Overall a neat little place.

Thank The_GR_Blade
Norwich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The road in and out of the Blue Hills was beautiful, a little exciting at times. The hills are covered in the spoil from the mine, most of it is now covered by ferns, brambles and lots of other wild plants making the site absolutely beautiful. The lady and gentleman running the place were lovely, we were given a little... More 

2 Thank Mick G
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Very interesting place to visit found it very informative the owner was helpful and friendly treated myself to a seahorse pendant.

2 Thank Diane C
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70 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The history and processes of Cornish tin mining are complicated, and involve a lot of special words, but here you can see how it was (and still is) done. After a short introductory talk taking 5-10 minutes visitors walk (at their own pace) round a numbered route with clear explanations. Most of the tour is in the open air, so... More 

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