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We had a lovely walk from Cape Cornwall to The Count House. Beautiful spectacular scenery. We had a... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Iconic views of our industrial past (early July)

The place to go to marvel at Victorian engineering, our tin mining past, and breath taking scenery... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
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Botallack, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history of this place, and across the Tin Coast, is fascinating. The landscape either side are littered with tragically romantic ruins of many mines.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely walk from Cape Cornwall to The Count House. Beautiful spectacular scenery. We had a lovely welcome from the National trust lady “what a treasure “ who served our lunch before our walk back to the car.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

The place to go to marvel at Victorian engineering, our tin mining past, and breath taking scenery. Fascinating to also look around the arsenic works, which have now been cleaned up. Wear sensible footwear, as some paths are steep and narrow, and on the cliff...More

1  Thank SjShap82
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

The highlight of our Cornish holiday, great staff eager to share their obvious enthusiasm for the topic and the most amazing location. Be sure to wear good stout shoes so you can make the most of the walks around the area. Needless to say the...More

Thank Jpt68
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The view was stunning. Wonderful walking paths. Best part was a guy and his wife were there taking "glamour" shots of him in front of the County House. Not sure if he was a lounge singer or what but it gave us a smile. Definetly...More

Thank house1332
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Loved the many ruins around the place of old industry around. Neither me nor my partner knew much about the industrial heritage side of this place, but it's fascinating and very atmospheric to be in. The surrounding area is stunning, open fields and the coastline...More

Thank Geo_H0pper
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

The specific sat nav location we had been given when we called re the Tramper ( more later!) managed to get us to a location about 1 km away - more signage please! We had booked the Tramper ( an off-road version of a mobility...More

4  Thank Ruby067
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

A long intended visit to one of Cornwall’s typical industrial heritage sites. Stunning views and atmospheric buildings. Some great coastal walks and endless photo opportunities. A small information centre and cafe staffed by some of the friendliest, most helpful National Trust staff we’ve ever encountered....More

3  Thank bestcornishcat
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Visited here during the easter holiday. Both my husband and I find the history of the area very interesting and Botallack provides a fascinating insight into yesteryear. The small cafe in the count house could do with more history information boards, and was difficult to...More

1  Thank ellemwalker
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The scenery and views here and just mind blowing. Steeped in history this is well worth a visit. Worth wearing a pair of good shoes as the walk down can be tricky on a wet day. Popped into the NT exhibition where we spoke to...More

1  Thank AJohnsonUk
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Tony G
12 October 2017|
Response from Sandie A | Reviewed this property |
We did not pay - as National Trust members but we do ensure our cards are scanned where possible as each attraction gets £2.50 per scanned card and we always eat at the National Trust restaurants. It is tricky when it is... More
Dan E
12 July 2016|
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Response from RAF251 | Reviewed this property |
There is an area with a screen for watching a documentary about the filming of the Poldark series. It's very interesting. You may need to ask for it to be switched on. I'm sure they won't mind.