Gwennap Pit, Cornwall

Nearest Beach

4.19 miles

Burncoose Gardens and Nursery

2.23 miles

About Gwennap Pit

Gwennap Pit is an impressive open air amphitheatre, near Redruth in Cornwall, made famous by John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Wesley preached there on 18 occasions between 1762 and 1789. Its remarkable acoustic properties and distinctive natural setting make it ideal for services, musical events, school visits, performances and weddings. In 2006, Gwennap Pit became part of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, and it attracts visitors from around the world.
Gwennap Pit is accessible at all times. The Visitor Centre and Busveal Chapel - available when the centre is open from Spring Bank Holiday Monday to September 30th between 10.00 am 4.30 pm Monday to Friday, and 10.00am to 1.00 pm on Saturday. Also open during events and services or by special arrangement.
Photo by Jenny Lockwood
, Redruth, Tel: 01209 822770, email
Closest town: Redruth

Places to stay near Gwennap Pit:

Mynheer Farm Bowji (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.23 miles)
Kitts Cottage (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.62 miles)
Palm Cottage (Cottage) Scorrier (0.71 miles)
Carnmarth (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.77 miles)
Karenza (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.80 miles)
Entire House - Redruth (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.82 miles)
Owl House (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.93 miles)
Nelsons Retreat (Holiday Park) Redruth (0.94 miles)
The Cedars B And B (Bed and Breakfast) Scorrier (0.95 miles)
Lansdowne Simply Stay (Bed and Breakfast) Redruth (0.96 miles)
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Beaches Nearby:

Porthtowan (4.19 miles) A large sandy blue flag beach that connects with Chapel Porth at low tides. Great access and very popular family...
Portreath (4.51 miles) Sandy beach with some shingle and well served by facilities. A small harbour lies close to the beach. ...
Chapel Porth (4.98 miles) Lovely small sandy National Trust cove close to St Agnes. Small cafe, parking and facilities available. Lifeguard in the summer...
Bassetts Cove (5.10 miles) Small, sandy and not easy to get to (steep steps cliff derscent). Close to the infamous Hell's Mouth & virtually...
Trevaunance Cove (6.10 miles) A small sheltered cove amongst the cliffs and close to St Agnes. Well served with facilities and very popular in...

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