About the WHS

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About the WHS

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What is a WHS?

Explore what World Heritage Site status is and why our Cornwall and west Devon mining landscapes have it.
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Visiting the WHS

Find information on how to make the most of your visit to the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.
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What makes it special?

Find out how Cornish mining helped change the world. It’s a story of everyday people – hundreds of thousands of them – who had a profound effect on the landscape they lived in and the world we live in today. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions about the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.
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