Best Things to See & Do in St-Just

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  • Cape Cornwall from Carn Gloose

    This stretch starts at Cape Cornwall. If you have made a detour into St Just, follow the road past the school and continue for a mile or so until you reach the coast. If you have clambered across the rocks at Porthledden you will emerge directly...

  • View from Wheal Edward mine, Botallack

    Used in the filming of the BBC's Poldark series as the family's mining interests of Wheal Leisure and Grambler, Botallack Mine has become some of Cornwall's most iconic industrial heritage. Owned by the National Trust, its overground structures,...

  • Cape Cornwall from Carn Gloose

    Not far along the cliffs from the Crowns Engine Houses, and past several more tall chimneys and cordoned-off mine shafts, lies what remains of the Kenidjack Cliff Castle, an Iron-Age promontory fort. All that can be seen of the...
  • Geevor Tin Mine - Penden

    Geevor Tin Mine, situated on the Atlantic Coast of the far west of Cornwall, is the largest preserved mining site in the United Kingdom

  • Lafrowda - St Just

    Out in the wilds of West Penwith, St Just is a village steeped in mining history. However, recent years have seen its granite-lined streets transformed every July into a vibrant celebration of community arts. Though not based in...
  • Cape Cornwall nr St Just

    Sitting at (almost) the furthest point in Cornwall, Cape Cornwall is just four miles north of Land's End, the western extreme of Great Britain. Until 200 years ago and the creation of Ordnance Survey mapping, this small...

  • Carn Euny Prehistoric Village

    Carn Euny is one of the best-preserved Iron Age villages in the south west, with nine visible hut foundations and a spectacular sixty-five foot fougou. The name 'fogou' derives from the Cornish 'fogo', meaning 'cave'. Fogous...

  • Levant Mine - Botallack

    The engine house of the Levant mine, famous for its rich undersea deposits of both copper and tin, is situated on a cliff edge five miles from Land's End

  • Ballowall Barrow - Carn Gluze

    The Ballowal entrance tomb on the cliffs near St Just is special because it is in fact a complex of barrows and cists from different periods, spanning the Neolithic and Bronze Ages (3500-2500BC), and the only one of its kind...

  • The Selus Stone

    The Selus Stone is thought to date from the fifth or sixth centuries, providing crucial evidence of early habitation in the area around St Just in Penwith. Originally the Romano-Christian stone was built into the church wall,...
  • Tregeseal East Stone Circle

    Overlooked by the rocky outcrop of Carn Kenidjack on Truthwall Common near St Just are what remains of a complex of perhaps three stone circles. Today all that remains is the Tregeseal East stone circle.

    What is...

  • The five holed stones found on Kenidjack Common are somewhat of an enigma. Relatively little known when compared to neigbouring Tregeseal East stone circle and virtually unheard of when compared to the nearby superstar of...

  • Chûn Quoit

    Positioned high on the exposed north coast of Cornwall, Chun Quoit is remarkable for being the only dolmen in the area to have retained its capstone in its original setting around 5000 years after its inauguration, the four...
  • Located in Madron near Penzance. Woodland garden with views over Mounts Bay. Exotic trees and shrubs including tree ferns create a prehistoric feel

  • Levant Mine nr Pendeen

    Levant Mine is owned by the National Trust and the restored whim engine is fully functional. In 1919 the mine was the scene of a disaster when the lift bringing the men up the shaft collapsed.

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