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

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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271 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

1 Thank Diane C
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66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

2 Thank The-Kent-Bees
Redruth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

An excellent demonstration of how mined tin ore is processed to produce the metal. You are given a short talk on the subject by the owner who demonstrates vanning for tin on a shovel, good skills! You then follow a diy guided tour at your own speed, I live in Cornwall and have a reasonable understanding of the subject but... More 

2 Thank Grufpieg
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Blue Hills Tin Mine is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside. We were made to feel welcome when we arrived and enjoyed a great visit learning about how tin was mined. It seemed to be a bit of a hidden gem. Be prepared for a steep drive down to the mine and back up again!

2 Thank Sonia K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Having read the reviews online we decided to pop along this afternoon and get more information so we that we may come back another day. The lady serving in the shop was busy with customers so we decided to have a look at the stand where various mining things were set out with labels. Not one label said Do Not... More 

3 Thank Chrystal B

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