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The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

We’re the largest industrial World Heritage Site in the UK - 20,000 hectares across Cornwall and west Devon.

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WHS Areas in Cornwall and west Devon

Ranndiryow TEB yn Kernow ha Dewnens West

St Just Mining District

Mining on the edge of the earth

The Port of Hayle

Global mining port with natural wonders

Tregonning & Gwinear Mining Districts with Trewavas

Diverse landscapes and great houses

Wendron Mining District

Tranquil rural area famed for tin-streaming

Camborne & Redruth with Wheal Peevor & Portreath

The capital of Cornish mining

Gwennap Mining District with Devoran, Perran & Kennall Vale

Great cycle trails through the Copper Kingdom

St Agnes Mining District

Iconic clifftop engine houses and much more

Luxulyan Valley with Charlestown

The creations of two extraordinary industrialists

Caradon Mining District

Big skies, boom and bust

Tamar Valley Mining District with Tavistock

Nature and industry entwined

Disclaimer : the World Heritage Site Areas shown here are for illustrative purposes only and are not to scale. Please see the Cornwall Council Historic Environment Viewer and the Devon County Council Environment Viewer, on their respective websites, for scalable representations of the ten Areas.

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