Camborne is situated inland, in central Cornwall, just 3 miles south west of Redruth and 12 miles from Truro. The town’s boundary also reaches part of the South West Coastal Path, Hell’s Mouth and Deadman’s Cove and there’s lot of things to do in Camborne.
Formerly one of the richest tin mining areas in the world, Camborne is known for being the center of the historical Cornish mining industry – which was at its height during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Nearby you will find Carn Brea, an area that has been occupied since the iron age, and is now home to Carn Brea Castle and Basset Monument. The castle was built in the 18th century by the Basset family and was originally used as a hunting lodge.
The town is ideally located near the A30, making it easy to explore all Cornwall has to offer, but there are also lots of things to do in Camborne itself. Godrevy Lighthouse and beach on Cornwall’s north coast is only 5 miles away and Tehidy Country Park has 250 acres of woodland, lakes and ponds and offers lots great walking routes to explore. For a family friendly day out visit the Heartlands of more King Edward Mine Museum.
There’s lots of great places to eat in Camborne including traditional pubs, delis and cafés.
Camborne has an excellent selection of places to stay to suite every budget- with luxury spa hotels and affordable bed and breakfasts.