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Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
+44 1736 786156
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So scenic!

With over 100 years of history and as the oldest surviving steam engine in the county, this mine is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kai-HT
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Toronto, Canada
Very interesting - definitely worth a visit

We turned up on a very wet and windy day and got a warm welcome. The tour went on for much longer... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Cazzachameleon
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Gloucester
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“national trust” (77 reviews)
“cornish mining” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Trewellard, Pendeen TR19 7SX, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With over 100 years of history and as the oldest surviving steam engine in the county, this mine is worth a stop. We got there for the last demo of the day and it was very interesting hearing the story of how this engine was...More

Thank Kai-HT
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We turned up on a very wet and windy day and got a warm welcome. The tour went on for much longer than expected (I think our tour guide got carried away!), so in the end was about 90 minutes. Initially we didn't want a...More

Thank Cazzachameleon
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Hard to understand why the otherwise wonderful NT closes a property like this one just because it’s November. The usual reason given for closing country houses in winter is ‘conservation’ ... but this is an open-air attraction. It was a lovely day. Google said it...More

Thank Roy and Sarah C
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Another Cornish mining heritage gem that is well worth a visit. They have a working Cornish beam engine, which on selected days you can see in steam. The guided tour was very good, the guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It's worth pointing out that...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The story teller made for a very interesting time too, he definitely enjoys his job :) Would recommend to anyone who is interested in history

Thank TwonHarrisBriz
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Getting there once you've turned off the B3306 Is quite a drive down an uneven road, but keep driving as far as you can, probably 3/4 of a mile and you'll see the car park on your left. We managed to join the last guided...More

Thank OldBear
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit be sure to join one if the regular tours for a full experience. The tour guides bring the mine to life with their stories and knowledge. Situated on the edge of a steep cliff the scenery is as rugged and harsh as...More

Thank Rachel S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

This is a very interesting experience. Well maintained and with knowledgable staff. Sadly, there is an ongoing disagreement with locals in terms of access. Just don’t visit with locals or it might get too interesting.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We went with our 16, 11 and 10 year olds and we all had a cracking time. A good informative talk at the beginning led to an underground look at a shaft and then a visit to the working beam engine. A shop too with...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Part of the Tin Coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site this National Trust property includes a Visitor Centre, various remains of mining buildings including an engine house and uniquely, a fully restored working Cornish Beam Engine. This is the only one in the world...More

Thank Tony G
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