Visit St Just and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
St. Just in Penwith, Cornwall, was in the 19th century, one of the most important mining areas in Cornwall. The most famous mine, Botallack, is the West of the end of the road, close to the shore. It was over 1,000 ft deep and extended nearly 150 yds under the sea. During storms the noise of the waves above was, apparently, tremendous. Nearby is a fine small basically l5th-century manor house.
Both St Just's former prosperity and philosophy are suggested by its two unusually expensive and externally handsome Methodist chapels. In 1866 its population was about 9,000; a century later it had dropped to less than 4,000. Its buildings are mostly grey and Victorian. It contains the remains of a “round”, like the Piran Round, used for games. The church is basically 15th-century.
The views from round the lighthouse at Pendeen Watch are as good as from any of the west-coast headlands. And nearby, in the grounds of Manor Farm, Pendeen, is one of the most interesting of Cornwall's fogous (underground, stone-lined prehistoric chambers).
Nearby towns: Hayle, Marazion, Newlyn, Penzance
Nearby villages: Botallack, Carbis Bay, Gulval, Lower Boscaswell, Lands End, Ludgvan, Madron, Morvah, Mousehole, Newlyn, Paul, Pendeen, Porthcurno, Sancreed, Sennen, Sennen Cove, St. Buryan, St. Ives, St. Levan, Towednack, Treen, Zennor
Have you decided to visit St Just or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a St Just bed and breakfast (a St Just B&B or St Just b and b)
- a St Just guesthouse
- a St Just hotel (or motel)
- a St Just self-catering establishment, or
- other St Just accommodation