Self Catering in and around Redruth

Nice and central for touring West Cornwall, the former mining town of Redruth makes a good base.


From its earliest days as a small market town, Redruth became the centre of Cornwall’s tin and copper mining industry during the 19th century. Its grand buildings make it an interesting place to stay.


As you walk around Redruth there are echoes of its prosperous and important past with many grand commercial buildings lining the streets. These include the old Mining Exchange where bidding for copper and tin took place, the Victorian theatre and the Coffee Tavern. Today these buildings are home to many antique, curio and vintage clothing shops.

At the bottom of the town in the old brewery you will find Kresen Kernow, the new purpose built records office for Cornwall's history and archives. Whether you're interest is academic or you just want to know where your grandfather was born, the staff should be able to help.

Also, Redruth is only a short drive to the north coast and resorts such as Porthtowan and Portreath, and within 30 minutes of St Ives and Newquay.

For more details on self-catering in and around Redruth, click on the link below.

  • It's about four miles to Portreath, which is the nearest beach to Redruth. St Ives with its choice of beaches is less than half an hour away by car, bus or train.

  • Redruth is a lovely town with some great independent shops, cafes and cinema/theatre. Its former life as one of Cornwall's major industrial towns means there's plenty of heritage to be seen in and around the town.

    Positioned just off the A30 makes Redruth a great centrally located base with easy access to the beaches on the north and south coast of Cornwall, and St Ives is only half an hour away by road, or you could jump on the train and avoid the hassle of parking!

  • Redruth was the centre of mining in Cornwall in the 19th century. From here men went all over the world to dig mines, taking Cornish technology and culture with them, Because of this Cornwall was given World Heritage Status in 2006.

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