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“Interesting but tour a bit slow”

Levant Mine and Beam Engine
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Pendeen
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous coastal mines where a good part of the mining operations took place far beneath the seabed.
Reviewed April 3, 2013

We visited Levant mine today and it was very interesting but the tour was a little slow. There were two tours per day and I would recommend a tour otherwise you may not know what you are looking at or gain information about what you have come to see. We enjoyed finding out about the mine and how it worked. The tour guide was very knowledgeable but his presentation could have been much better and the tour lasted ages, a little too long especially as it was very cold and blowy. However, I would still recommend a visit as it was very interesting.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

Great attraction to visit in lovely location. Even on the cold windy day we were there it proved interesting and worthwhile. Authentic place which had not been tampered with in terms of being made too touristy. Great guided tour included in the price, very knowledgable and enthusiatic guide. Lots to see including working steam engine which I only just managed to drag my partner away from. The walk into one of the mine shafts was very thought provoking. I hope the National Trust leave this place as it is, it doesnt need to be made into a seriotypical attraction.

Thank SHEEPY2012
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stopped off on the path from Land's End to Pendeen and found the site was open for the first Sunday of the year. Wonderfully restored and staffed by real enthusiasts.

Thank Clare S
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Not sure if I missed something whilst I was here but best bit was the views out to sea. Tight roads so may be difficult to manoeuvre in high season.

Thank linge88
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Very interesting but not enough effort made to make it a super contemporary attraction rather than an also ran. Top children's adventure playground so make a day of it. Typically, poor slave parking arrangements.

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