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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in St Agnes
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Very scenic and beautiful. Try and get up there when the weather is dreadful, the wind is howling and it is lashing with rain - Cornwall is at its dramatic best like that.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Park in the car park at Chapel Porth and take the coastal path east towards St Agnes and you will quickly find The Wheal Coates Tin Mine. The path is a good challenge in places but is worth all the effort when you first spy the stunning sight of the mine perched on the cliff edge.
The site is in remarkably good condition bearing in mind it's precarious position to the sea and the fact that it is totally open to the elements, but these buildings were built to last with the walls looking to be over a meter thick.
Coming from either direction the view of the mine is impressive and I would imagine photos taken at sunrise or sunset would be truly breathtaking.
If I had the money I'd buy it and convert it into my house. Amazing!

2  Thank DAN M
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Wow - discovered totally by accident - we were lost!

Saw a National Trust sign and thought well lets take a look.

We arrived shortly before sunset and were treated to some of the most stunning views I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. The evening was on the whole clear although we could see rain clouds off in the distance. But it was clear enough to see right along the coast to Godrevy Island.

The old buildings are easily accessible from the car park - we did not walk around very much as it was starting o get a bit dark but when we had first arrived there seemed to be dog-walkers disappearing in several different locations

No charge to wander around, no parking fees and stunning views - rather glad we took a wrong turning

If you like to take photos you will love this spot

2  Thank Deepthinker22
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

i found this via google maps when bored one day looking along the coast. my dad came down so 4 of us wandered over with the dogs. it was surprisingly easy to find, we stopped at the car-park at the top so there would be less walking. the structures are all accessible and beautiful again the teal coloured Cornish sea. the dogs loved it and the way we went it wasn't a hard walk. we sat and had a picnic in one of the old buildings as it was very very windy, it did start to rain on the way back to the car but that's Cornish weather. it's made me want to go and see more of the local mines with my camera ^_^ when i got back i looked on-line and found out there are lots of other local bits we missed but as the weather had turned i think we shall re-visit at some point. definitely a must for ramblers, dog walkers, mine enthusiasts, geologists and artists, photographers.

1  Thank palegothicangel
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

Perched on the edge of a cliff this must be the most photographed tin mine in Cornwall. Look across the sea towards St Ives. Interesting site to visit.

2  Thank Doddyman
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