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April 12, 2012

Mousehole Cornwall

Filed under: England,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , , , — needahand @ 12:45 pm

Mousehole Cornwall – Mousehole (meaning “island harbour”) is a village with about 850 inhabitants located in the south-west England (UK). Mousehole lies at the south-western tip of Britain in the former District of Penwith, within the county of Cornwall, between Penzance and Land’s End, set in a spacious bay on the southern English coast. Administratively, Mousehole is one of the five boroughs of Penzance. A delightful little fishing village, Mousehole has a nice beach where you can head when the weather is nice, it also has a wild bird hospital which is worth a visit. You can visit Mousehole if you are staying in Newlyn, Penzance, St Just, Marazion of Sennen.

Cornwall Road Map.

See a detailed map of Mousehole here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/mousehole-map.html

And a map of Penzance here: http://www.my-towns.co.uk/map-penzance.html

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.

August 13, 2010

Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort St Just

Filed under: England,hotels,United Kingdom — Tags: , , — needahand @ 10:30 am

Visiting Cornwall this year? If you are staying in the St Just, Penzance area, then a nice spot for your accommodation could be the Cape Cornwall Golf and Leisure Resort which caters for both leisure and business guests and offers all the comforts required for your stay in St Just. Rooms are non-smoking with en-suites, hotel facilities include an 18 hole golf course, restaurant, bar, lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, so you can swim whatever the weather, sauna, gym, and spa bath. St Just is a charming little Cornish town, which is the most westerly in Britain, it is one of the oldest mining towns in Cornwall. The surrounding coastline is beautiful and ideal for walking and hiking, there are also some interesting places to visit including ancient tin mines and engine houses, and historic archaeological sites.

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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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