Visit Redruth and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Redruth, Cornwall, was an important copper-mining town in the 18th century until the decline in Britain, due to foreign competition, at the end of the 19th century.
In 1792 William Murdoch, a Scotsman, became, in Redruth, the first person to gas-light a house.
On Cam Brea, the grey, monument-topped hill to the South West of Redruth, are traces of a major Iron Age fort, also older hut circles and a semi-ruined castle, basically old but mainly folly. The monument was raised in 1836 to Lord Dunstanville of the local landowning Basset family. From it on a clear day you can see the sea to both North and South.
About 2 miles East of Redruth is Gwennap Pit. Since its domestication in 1805 it has been a symmetrical grass-covered amphitheatre, about 100 yds In diameter at the top, with 12 terraces falling to a circle about 5 yds in diameter. Originally caused, possibly, by a mine falling in, it was, if the old prints in the little Methodist chapel beside it are true, an irregular, steep-sided chasm when John Wesley preached in it in 1762 and several times subsequently. Wesley gained many followers in the mining areas.
Nearby towns: Camborne, Falmouth, Newquay, Penryn, Truro
Nearby villages: Breage, Budock Water, Carleen, Carnbrea, Chacewater, Constantine, Crowan, Feock, Flushing, Germoe, Gweek, Gwennap, Gwinear, Gwithian, Hayle, Helford, Helston, Illogan, Kea, Kenwyn, Leedstown, Lelant, Mawnan, Mitchell, Mylor, Nancekuke, Newlyn East, Perranporth, Perranuthnoe, Perranwell, Perranzabuloe, Phillack, Pool, Porkellis, Portreath, Praze an Beeble, Scorrier, St. Agnes, St. Allen, St. Clement, St. Day, St. Erme, St. Erth, St. Hilary, St. Mawes, Stithians, Troon, Tuckingmill, Wendron, Zelah
Have you decided to visit Redruth or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Redruth bed and breakfast (a Redruth B&B or Redruth b and b)
- a Redruth guesthouse
- a Redruth hotel (or motel)
- a Redruth self-catering establishment, or
- other Redruth accommodation