Botallack tin mine, situated between the town of St Just in Penwith and the village of Pendeen is one of the most stunning tin mines to view in Cornwall, it’s a great place to stop off if you’re on a day trip from the campsite to St Ives or Land End, or you could easily spend the day at this location walking the coastal footpaths around the tin mine.

In 2006 Botallack was given World Heritage Site status by UNESCO, joining 900 places around the world with this designation. This testifies to the importance of the mining landscape, its historic features and the technological developments and scientific research which took place here. The Cornish had a huge influence on the development of mining throughout the d. Between 1815 and 1915 over 250,000 people left to work in other mining areas, and its estimated that there are 6 million people of Cornish descent globally.

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