Great location, lively town and proud heritage, Camborne has so much to offer those exploring the area. Here are our top 10 reasons for visiting.
1. Local characters and national brands
Packed with local, independent businesses – 142 of which are only found here in Camborne – you’ll find everything you need around the town. From traditional butchers to delicious bakeries, toy shops to homeware stores – plus your favourite big brands.
2. A fantastic selection of food and drink
Warm and welcoming pubs, mouth-watering takeaways, cosy cafes and excellent restaurants, there’s plenty to enjoy when sampling the many eateries available.
3. A Cornish World Heritage Site Town
Camborne is proud of its status within the Cornwall Mining World Heritage designation. Once one of the richest mining areas in the world, today reminders of that era can still be seen in the engine houses and mine infrastructures that dot the horizon.
4. Famous historical figures
Did you know that Richard Trevithick, who created the first self-propelled, steam-powered, passenger-carrying vehicle, is synonymous with the area? The son of a local mining engineer, his famous invention was tested on Camborne Hill in 1804. A statue of him can be found outside the library.
5. The events
From the weekly produce market to live music gigs, the big Christmas lights switch on to community charity events, workshops, artist exhibitions and more – there’s always something to look forward to.
6. Easy transport links
Whether you choose to travel by car, rail or bus, you’ll find it’s easy to get to Camborne. The town’s bus station is located right at its heart, whilst the railway station connects Camborne to many other Cornish towns, London and the rest of the UK. When it comes to driving, just follow the A30 straight to us!
7. The place to stay
With a range of accommodation available around the town providing great value for money, Camborne is the ideal location for enjoying a stay in Cornwall. Add to that easy transport links, proximity to both the north and south coasts and everything the town itself has to offer and you’ve got the perfect base for exploring Cornwall.
8. Camborne cares
As a FairTrade town, you’ll find plenty of great quality FairTrade products to purchase from local traders – supporting both them and farming communities in developing countries. You’ll also find 6 free refill water stations to help reduce plastic usage and encourage healthy hydration and seven businesses provide rest rooms for public use.
9. So many things to see and do
Head to Tehidy Woods where you’ll find 9 miles of footpaths to explore, walk along the South West Coast Path to enjoy stunning views, build sand castles on a beautiful beach or have fun on a day out at the award winning Tuckingmill Valley Park – just a few of the many activities on offer.
10. Popular film locations
Each year more than 350,000 German visitors come to Cornwall to see the places where Germany’s longest running and favourite soap opera, The Rosamunde Pilcher TV Show, was filmed. South Wheal Francis – part of the Bassett Mines which worked the Great Flat Lode – is one such location.