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December 29, 2010

Geevor Mine Pendeen St Just

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , — needahand @ 2:01 pm

A museum and heritage centre located in a former tin mine in western Cornwall, the Geevor Tin Mine is a great place to visit if you are in the Penzance, St Just area. Learn a little about the historic tin mining industry, you can take the underground tour, visit the Hard Rock Museum, take a look down the Victory Shaft, visit The Dry, left as it was when the mine was operational, or try your hand at mineral panning an see what you can find. Located near to the village of Pendeen, north of the town of St Just, the Geevor Mine is open Sunday to Friday.

March 27, 2010

St Just Cornwall Tourist Attractions

Filed under: England,Travel,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 10:59 am

If you are visiting St Just in Cornwall this year, you may be interested to learn about some of the attractions that can found in this area. Britain’s most westerly town, St Just was formerly an important area for mining (tin and copper), though the industry has long since declined and its mines closed. One which is still open (though not for mining) is the Geevor Mine, located to the south of Pendeen on the road to St Just. The Geevor Tin Mine was the last working mine in the area, closing in 1990, and it is now a fascinating museum dedicated to the Cornwall mining industry. Nearby you can visit the Levant Beam Engine, fully restored and part of an exhibition. Those who enjoy spectacular scenery should head for Cape Cornwall, at one time considered to be Britain’s most westerly point (now known to be Land’s End). In St Just itself you can see one of Cornwall’s last remaining “playing places”, the Plain-an-Gwarry, formerly a venue for Cornish mystery plays, and still a popular spot for local events. St Just is located west of Penzance on the B3306.

Map of St Just Cornwall

View a guide to St Just here: http://www.st-just.co.uk/

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