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Blue Hills Tin Streams

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Fantastic day out!!

Visited here after stumbling across the mine on a coastal walk.. well worth a visit. Great little... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Great place to visit - even in the rain!

It was pouring with rain when we visited but we decided to do the tour anyway, which was... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Sue K
Taunton, United Kingdom
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All reviews on site self guided tour water wheel bit out of the way off the beaten track few hours road leading understand how cornish history take your time well worth the visit coastal walk process ore jewelry production mining
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Visited here after stumbling across the mine on a coastal walk.. well worth a visit. Great little introduction about the mine followed by a self guided tour. You could take as much time as needed to go round and take everything in. Was able to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank alison682
Reviewed 25 September 2018

It was pouring with rain when we visited but we decided to do the tour anyway, which was fascinating. The owners are very knowledgeable and hands-on - this is a working tin mine producing beautiful handmade pieces of jewellery etc from their own tin -...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Sue K
Reviewed 21 September 2018

A bit out of the way but do make the effort to visit this very worthwhile establishment. Do not be put off by the rugged surrounding but take in the atmosphere of the place and take your time going round to understand this history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colin6117
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Improved a lot since previous visits, with more under cover. Great introduction, then self guided tour with information boards. Grandson (9) really took it all in. Then saw a teddy being cast. What a delight. Happy to buy bits for daughter (necklace) and grandchildren to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is well worth the visit. Fascinating history and the owner was incredibly informative and helpful explaining the history of tin mining and sharing their mine and knowledge with us. This is normally not my sort of thing, but we loved it. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank rivermush
Reviewed 21 July 2018

What a great place - bit out of the way but worth the drive! Owners are friendly and hospitable and also very knowledgable. The surrounding countryside was stunning even on an overcast day. I wish we had more time to stay but brought plenty and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sammyg662018
Reviewed 3 July 2018

When we neared this place we wondered if we were on the right road but we progressed on and down and down and down make sure your brakes are good you will need them , but when you arrive all is worth while . We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Peter P
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Found this on the off chance,Very informative and helpful owners. Great insight into the mining of tin and hardships endured. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 50martyng
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We were walking from St Agnes to Perranporth and stumbled on this place. A very pleasant and interesting hour was spent with helpful and friendly comments from the people who own it. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dave M
Reviewed 13 June 2018

St Ives Old Cornwall Society visited Blue Hills This morning and what an interesting place it is too. Luckily the weather was kind so we could take our time looking at the working water wheel and tin stamps etc outside before going into the working...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Valerie T
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16 November 2018|
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Response from Peter P | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes as long as he is on a lead
Ruth S
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Response from Ingleborough1359 | Reviewed this property |
Follow the road towards Beacon Farm at St. Agnes. There is a car park on the left, just before the farm, and then an easy walk of about a third of a mile.