Celebrating Redruth’s heritage

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The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site has opened a new visitor centre and website for Redruth, celebrating the town’s historic legacy.

Only last month the American news channels CNN and ABC cited the local World Heritage site as one of “the 27 must-see places on the planet” and now Cornish Mining has a ‘physical base’ and focal starting point for people keen to discover more.

The new ‘Visit Redruth’ website highlights the many activities within the historic Cornish Mining area and provides clear direction about how people can easily access the World Heritage site via walks, cycle paths and horse rides.

Redruth town development manager, Lee Dunkley, said: “Redruth has been on a journey through boom, bust and everything in between. Now it is placed proudly at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the offer to a growing number of tourists has been packed together and presented in our new Visit Redruth site, complemented by the new Redruth Visitor Centre.”

Julian German, chairman of the World Heritage Site Partnership Board, added: “Redruth provides a real and authentic ‘base’ for exploring the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Indeed with the launch of a new visitor centre and website, the town of Redruth has restyled itself as a key focal point for all things World Heritage.”

The town kick-starts its new era by hosting the UK’s first Cornish Pasty Festival on September 21-23.