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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

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Address: Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous...

Opened in 1820 and closed in 1930, Levant is one of Cornwall's most famous coastal mines where a good part of the mining operations took place far beneath the seabed.

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great mine and lots of history

Having taken some friends round the site the engine is closed due to on going maintenance by the national trust,but there is lots to see at this dramatic site its a shame that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having taken some friends round the site the engine is closed due to on going maintenance by the national trust,but there is lots to see at this dramatic site its a shame that some mindless few have defaced the various signs with black paint and painted one with the Cornish flag and keep wrecking the parking machines these have appeared... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a sunny day that Storm Doris was giving it some welly, the site was closed unfortunately but we could still walk around and take photos. Wind was wild but not enough to take you off your feet and the photos of the waves breaking were spectacular. Only ever seen Geevor from walking round it, so to see it... More 

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Thank Martin S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steam mine is closed in the winter but the walks along the cliffs to Crown mines (where Poldark is filmed) is breath taking, especially on a windy day. Unfortunately the National Trust have just installed a parking meter (£1 per hour) and some garish signage both at Levant and Botallack Mines,but if you are a member of the National... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The visit to the engine house of this historical engine was totally worth the drive in the fog and rain. The engine driver gave a wonderful explanation of the Watt's linkage and the history of steam-driven mine equipment.

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Thank Franklin97031
Silsden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The mine is in a spectacular setting on top of cliffs on the North Cornwall coast. As members of the National Trust entry was free and we arrived just in time for one of the regular guided tours. Our guide, a volunteer, gave us a fascinating insight into the life of the mine. He explained the geology of the area... More 

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bedford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great bunch of people. Credit to the National Trust. Great toilets. Good video and lots of expertise. Go there. On top of that we saw a Barn Owl and a pair of Choughs !

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The actual mine was closed as it was out of season when we went but the grounds are still open to look around which make it still very worthy of a visit. The waves crashing up the cliffs are very dramatic and there is spectacular views along the cliffs and of all the old buildings and chimneys

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This site is run by the National Trust (NT) so if you are a member you can go in for free. If not, there is a charge for entrance. The Levant Mine and Beam Engine was one of the best mining exploration experiences I had when I visited Cornwall. The guided tours around the mine buildings are excellent with very... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had a quick look around the Levant Mine and listened to one of "The Greasy Gang" tell us all about the Beam engine which was very informative.Then we had a cornish pasty (choice of steak/cheese & onion/vegetable) and a cup of tea before setting off on our walk to Botallack Mine on the coastal path past tin and copper-dressing floors,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Please go , and spent a lovely day with one of the NT tours ours was 'Richard' and Roy Took 2.5 hrs and was full of facts and stories and everything you need to known about Cornish mining it's a must , plus you may meet Richards little dog his lovely Thanks so very much for a lovely day

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