Explore Botallack in Cornwall



1 miles

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65.6 ft

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Added by Cat Ekkelboom-White

Explore this old mine and now famous Poldark filming location in Cornwall, England

The old mine at Botallack is a National Trust property in England. This mine was once a sub-sea tin, copper and arsenic (!) mine, and many of the old buildings are still standing today, being looked after by the the National Trust.

Seeing the buildings perched right on the rocky cliff sides is quite a sight to see, especially when you try to imagine when they were built and people where working there when it was a functioning mine.

These days it draws many more visitors not just because of the great history and dramatic coastline, but because this area has been used quite recently as one of the locations for the British historical drama series Poldark.

Getting to Botallack is easy, and there's a small car park with a cafe and toilets there.

There are a number of footpaths around the mines, but some are close to the cliff edges so do wear sturdy shoes and don't let kids or dogs run off, and be extra careful in wet weather. And because the area was once a mine, they ask you to keep to the footpaths, as there are still some open mine shafts around the area.

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