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Pendeen is a formee mining village in Cornwall. It is grey, with a large proportion of council houses, and is not worth staying in except a couple of good pubs, which do good food.

Get in[edit]

There are buses from Penzance every half hour Mon-Sat, less frequently evenings and Sundays. Every other bus goes via St Just in Penwith.

Get around[edit]

There is free parking. Walk or simply drive to where you want to go.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Geevor Tin Mine, 01736 788662. You can see an exhibition about mining and the go on a guided tour. The first part of the tour is through the processing facilities above ground and find out how they got the ttin out of the stones. The second tour is through one of the early mining tunnels.
  • Pendeen Lighthouse

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Walk along the South West coast path.
  • Walk to the prehistoric sites inland.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Eat[edit][add listing]

Queen Arms, at Botallack, has good food and proper real ale.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • A couple of B&Bs and inns have rooms.

Get out[edit]

  • St Ives to the North along the North Coast Road (B3306) - essentially a 15 mile rally course, recommended to drive it at night as fast as you can. Wear seatbelts and keep an eye for oncoming traffic doing the same.
  • St Just in Penwith to the South.
  • Penzance to the East.
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