Welcome to Redruth
Ever since its early days as a small market settlement, Redruth served as an important hub for Cornwall’s huge tin mining industry throughout the 1800s, and attracted many early investors and entrepreneurs over the course of the industrial revolution. As you amble amongst its pretty, colourful houses, you’ll notice some of the impressive commercial buildings which were instrumental in the town’s early prosperity.
Cornwall - see what it’s all about
The ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, and after just one visit you’ll be able to tell exactly why. Boasting England’s wildest coasts, some of the most staggeringly beautiful beaches in northern Europe, and many charming harbour towns, this is one of the most tranquil and picturesque areas anywhere in the UK.
Explore East Pool Mine
East Pool Mine is one of the most impressive historical sites in Cornwall. At the centre, you can get an up-close look at two massive engines, originally powered by high-pressure steam boilers, brought to the mine by Cornish hero Richard Trevithick. Now owned by The National Trust, these remarkable machines serve as a reminder of Cornwall’s history of mining innovation and industriousness.
Planning a trip to Redruth? Travelodge Hayle Hotel is a 20-minute drive away, and Travelodge Newquay Seafront Hotel can be reached in just over half an hour.