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Gwennap Pit

Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
+44 1209 822770
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Worth the time to take a peek...bit off the beaten track

Meant to take a visit to Gwennap Pit last year but sadly ran out of time so I made a point of going... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
In simplicity comes complexity......

A quiet, unassuming country lane. A small white, simple stone church with an attached village hall... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Melanie S
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Gwennap Pit Cottage Redruth, Redruth TR16 5HH, England
+44 1209 822770
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Meant to take a visit to Gwennap Pit last year but sadly ran out of time so I made a point of going to see it this year. The sign-posts to it off the A30 only seems to be on the westbound carriageway and not...More

Thank ShurlockHomes
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

A quiet, unassuming country lane. A small white, simple stone church with an attached village hall almost small enough to hold in your hand. A friendly welcome by the site's caretaker for the day and an offer of tea or coffee at the end of...More

Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

If you're looking for stunning, enormous edifice you'll be in the wrong place. If you enjoy feeling a spiritual, historic attachment to a special place please do visit. Take a brolly for rain or sunshine. Leave a donation for its upkeep. Take a moment to...More

Thank BarbNabb
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I first visited Gwennap Pit as a teenager over 30 years ago as my father was a lay preacher in Cornwall and he wanted to show us were John Wesley preached. Of course as teenagers we weren't really interested. However when my partner said the...More

Thank Louise L
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

A few of us separated from our bigger group to visit the copper mine where John Wesley preached many times during his ministry in Cornwall. Owned by the Methodist church, it's a little difficult to find, but well worth it when you get there. Found...More

Thank PhiladelphiaPhillip
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting place. Very informative guide. No disabled access to Pit, but ok to small church, toilets and refreshments. Books, postcards etc for sale. No admission charge, donations .

1  Thank netfish2015
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Had a little trouble finding this place but that was my own fault, had the wrong post code. On arrival we were invited to have tea or coffee, at no charge I might add, for a small donation. There were three women in the visitor...More

Thank Tad666
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I live down the road and took my daughter's new boyfriend out on a mountain bike tour. Ashe is 30 years younger than me I was glad to stop here for a break. I forgot the reaction I had when I first went. He was...More

1  Thank Murdie1
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This visit vastly outweighed expectations. When there is a discretionary entrance fee (we paid!) can an attraction be that good? Yes - it can! Everything written regarding awesome the awesome acoustics of this man made auditorium are true. We visited on a Sunday morning in...More

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Unique place to visit, was very quiet. Visitors centre was closed when we went so didn't get to learn much about the history. Would recommend if you are going nearby and don't mind a stop for half hour to check it out.

1  Thank Joshua H
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Sheila L
1 October 2016|
Response from Roger E | Reviewed this property |
Sheila, the following gives details of opening: Pit: daily all year round. Visitor Centre: Easter then Spring Bank Holiday to end Sept, Mon-Fri 10am-4.30pm and Sat 10am-1pm. All other times throughout the year by... More
17 February 2016|
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Response from HectorFromBerne | Reviewed this property |
It's free, and there is a box for donations. The volunteers who man the visitor centre might appreciate it is you bought a cup of tea there - it gets lonely for them in the off-season!