UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Historic buildings, mine tours, wild landscapes, walks and cycle trails there’s something for everyone.
is just a few minutes drive away from the engine
houses and mine workings of Caradon Hill. Extensive
Cornish Mining sites exist around the Minions and
Caradon Hill areas, where copper mining was at its
height during the 1840s to the 1890s. At Minions,
you can visit the Minions Heritage Centre, that now
occupies the Engine House of Houseman’s Shaft, which
was a part of the old South Phoenix Mine.
The mining story is set against one of the most spectacular backdrops imaginable – a strikingly beautiful coastline, rugged moors, idyllic countryside, lush river valleys, and bustling towns and harbours.
And then there’s Poldark!
Poldark’s Cornwall locations
Much of the action in Poldark takes place near here.
Visit the Grade II Listed harbour at Charlestown and the rugged splendour of Bodmin Moor
BBC Poldark Locations