Explore the sights at Botallack

Ruined crowans engine houses

Botallack produced 14,500 tonnes of tin, 20,000 tonnes of copper ore and 1,500 tonnes of refined arsenic. It was a submarine mine, and its shafts reach 570m deep and extend nearly half a mile out to sea.

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The count house and workshop

The count house was originally built as a mine office and was deliberately grander in style than other local buildings to promote confidence in the mine amongst prospective shareholders. Nearby were other buildings including a sawmill, carpenters' shop and smithy, as seen in the image above.
You can now visit the count house workshop, which once housed the mine's stables, to find out more about the mining history of the area.

The Crowns

The Crowns tip toe on the edge of the cliff with a position that has made them possibly the most photographed engine houses in the entire World Heritage Site. Come and see for yourself the dramatic scenery which was once the site of one of the most populous mines in the area.

What to watch for

Look out to sea and on a clear day spot the Isles of Scilly lying 26 miles off Land's End. With a good pair of binoculars you can see individual islands and the turbine on St Marys.
The scenery around Levant and Botallack is enough to make any photographer happy. Bring along your camera and get snapping. If you've got a picture you're really happy with, feel free to share it with us, we love seeing your work.

Stay a little longer

If you found the views from Botallack amazing, imagine waking up to them every morning. We have recently refurbished one of the count house buildings as a cosy holiday cottage for two.
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