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Blue Hills Tin Streams

Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
+44 1872 553341
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Off the Beaten Track

What a great place - bit out of the way but worth the drive! Owners are friendly and hospitable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
sammyg662018
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Nairobi, Kenya
Small is Beautiful

When we neared this place we wondered if we were on the right road but we progressed on and down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter P
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“on site” (9 reviews)
“water wheel” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
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Blue Hills Wheal Kitty, St Agnes TR5 0YW, England
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+44 1872 553341
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great place - bit out of the way but worth the drive! Owners are friendly and hospitable and also very knowledgable. The surrounding countryside was stunning even on an overcast day. I wish we had more time to stay but brought plenty and...More

Thank sammyg662018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we neared this place we wondered if we were on the right road but we progressed on and down and down and down make sure your brakes are good you will need them , but when you arrive all is worth while . We...More

1  Thank Peter P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on the off chance,Very informative and helpful owners. Great insight into the mining of tin and hardships endured. Well worth a visit

Thank martyn g
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were walking from St Agnes to Perranporth and stumbled on this place. A very pleasant and interesting hour was spent with helpful and friendly comments from the people who own it. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Dave M
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

St Ives Old Cornwall Society visited Blue Hills This morning and what an interesting place it is too. Luckily the weather was kind so we could take our time looking at the working water wheel and tin stamps etc outside before going into the working...More

Thank Valerie T
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We just popped in here out of curiosity and we spent quite a bit of time fascinated by the proces of claiming tin out of stones collected off the beach. Money well spent. A short introduction by the staff and then you follow a trail...More

Thank Maxine P
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Fascinating place, nice brief introduction to the process at the beginning given by the owners and then time is your own to follow the process and understand how the piece of rock at the beginning produces beautiful hand crafted gifts at the end. Plenty of...More

1  Thank Julie W
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Good walk around a working tin mining facility showing the hardships of mining. Opportunity to purchase tin jewellery from this family run business.

Thank Kaine V
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

Great place free parking able to walk around and get away from the noisy towns good as not to hilly dogs loved it

Thank _k8field
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

An excellent attraction, well laid out, very informative with friendly staff. When you arrive you are given a short explanation of the processes involved - then you follow a rout through the mine grounds. The gift shop offers tin souvenirs made from the mine's own...More

Thank John S
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Ruth S
August 21, 2016|
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Response from Ingleborough1359 | Reviewed this property |
Follow the road towards Beacon Farm at St. Agnes. There is a car park on the left, just before the farm, and then an easy walk of about a third of a mile.
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