town and civil parish in Cornwall, England, UK

Redruth (Cornish: Resrudh) is a town in Cornwall.

Understand Edit

Redruth combines with Camborne to form the largest conurbation in Cornwall. The town also has a long history of Tin mining and is the home of Rodda's, a dairy that is the largest producer of Cornish clotted cream.

Get in Edit

By train Edit

1 Redruth station is part of the London Paddington to Penzance line.

Get around Edit

Buses going to Penzance, Truro, and various destinations in between stop across the street from the train station. Most are double-decker buses and the views from the top deck are excellent; many have free wi-fi and charging ports. As of 2023, a daily pass good on all local buses operating in Cornwall can be purchased for £5.

Further connections (bus and train) are available at Truro.

See Edit

  • 1 East Pool Mine, Pool TR15 3NP (leave A30 at Camborne East or Redruth junctions. Site signposted on A3047), +44 1209 315027, . Impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre, at the very heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, sit these two great beam engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers, invented by local hero Richard Trevithick. £9.00 adult £4.50 child.    
  • 2 King Edward Mine, King Edward Mine, Troon, Camborne TR14 9HW (Outside of Camborne near to the village of Troon off the A30), +44 1209 614681, . 10:00-15:00. A museum and visitor centre on the topic of Cornish tin mining history, with working displays of machinery. The site has a cafe and shop containing specialist books and gifts. £9 adults, £2 Under 16s, Free for Under 5s, £20 Family Ticket.    
  • 3 Wheal Basset Stamps, Carnkie, Redruth. Ruins of the former Wheal Basset stamphouses and tin processing plant.    
  • 4 Tolgus Tin, New Portreath Rd, Redruth TR16 4HN, +44 1209 203280. This machinery, set up in 1865, pulverised mining waste which still contained useful amounts of tin. The ore was refined and sent for smelting; it's nowadays made into jewellery.
  • 5 Carn Brea. Rocky hilltop with a view of the sea, a small castle, a large stone monument, and iron age stone circles

Do Edit

  • Mineral Tramways Trails. Explore Cornwall's mining heritage by cycling or walking along the mineral tramways trails, there are many ruins of former engine houses and tin processing facilities which stand tall within the landscape.

Buy Edit

Eat Edit

  • 1 Carn Brae Castle, Carn Lane, Pool, TR16 6SL, +44 1209 218358. Middle Eastern restaurant in a castle that was built in 1379, and was later remodelled.    

Drink Edit

Numerous pubs can be found in Redruth.

Sleep Edit

  • 1 Rayle Farm, Bridge, Illogan, TR16 4QP, +44 1209 842245. Rayle Farm self-catering holiday cottages are set in the heart of beautiful western Cornwall. The traditional farm buildings have been sensitively converted by local craftsmen and are perfect for relaxing short breaks or longer family holidays. Each cottage rental accommodates between two and six people and dogs are welcome.

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Routes through Redruth
PenzanceHayle  W   E  TruroSt Austell
Land's EndHayle  W   E  BodminExeter

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