The ruined stacks and engine houses are all that remain as evidence of the past wealth of this historic Cornish town. During the 18th century Camborne existed as one of the richest mining towns in the world and the history of this is still apparent as you explore the town and its surrounding area during your holiday in West Cornwall.
Spend the day learning about the mining heritage of the area at Heartlands Park in Camborne or head out into the countryside and you won’t fail to drive or walk past a piece of history in the area.
Just north of Camborne is Tehidy Country Park, this 250 acre woodland park is teeming with wildlife and a network of footpaths and cycle trails to follow. With three beaches in the nearby region there is plenty of sand and surf to enjoy at Portreath and Porthtowan and if you feel really adventurous you may wish to explore the North Cliffs, also known as Deadman’s Cove, which is thought to be haunted.
Carn Brea Castle stands high atop one of the hills surrounding the town and with spectacular views across the bay gives visitors a reason to take the climb. There are plenty of other attractions in easy reach with golf courses and theme parks where families can enjoy treasure hunts and much more.
Head to nearby Truro to spend the day shopping and seeing the sites. Truro Cathedral is worth a visit with its medieval gothic architecture; or head west to St Ives and pay a visit to the internationally renowned gallery of Tate.
Nearby your can spend a family day out at Flambards Theme Park in Helston, a full day of fun in the middle of Helston. While in Helston you can also do a bit of plane spotting over at the RNAS Culdrose viewing area and watch the helicopters and small planes taking off and landing at the airfield. If you visit in June you could also attend the RNAS Culdrose Air Day and see a spectacular air show as well as visiting the fair.
Camborne is a great place for shopping, with a mixture of high street and independent stores in the main town you will be kept busy for hours. If you’re visiting on the second Friday of the month you will get to experience the added bonus of the Camborne market, packed full of stalls selling local produce, craft goods and some with entertainment items.
head out into the countryside and you won’t fail to drive or walk past a piece of history in the area
The Camborne music festival held each November always proves a popular and interesting day out for all the family and is sure to give those staying here on a short break a very pleasant experience.
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