Making the most of your visit to Levant
Join a guided tour, see the engine steaming, or go bird spotting. What will you discover at Levant?
Guided tours with our extremely knowledgeable guides are available on site from 11am. They give an overview of Levant's history, including a visit down the Man Engine tunnel where 31 men tragically lost their lives in 1919. Please note: it is only possible to go down the Man Engine tunnel as part of a guided tour.
At the heart of the site is the 1840s beam engine, which was lovingly restored by members of the Greasy Gang. The engine steamings are roughly every 15 minutes or so, with the last steaming at roughly 4pm.
Be sure to take a walk around the remains of the pump engine house, compressor house, stamps and what's left of the count house to get a feel for how big and busy Levant Mine was in its heyday. If you feel like going further, why not walk up to Higher Bal which was acquired by the mine in 1877.
There are lots of great opportunities for bird spotting at Levant. Choughs, peregrine falcons and kestrels can often be seen flying round the old engine houses. Take a walk up to Levant Fields to see the newly planted spring barley that is providing important food for these farmland birds.
The Tin Coast
If Levant has whet your appetite, be sure to visit the rest of the Tin Coast. It is just a short walk from Levant to Botallack, where you can see the iconic Crowns Engine Houses clinging to the foot of the cliffs. Venture further to Cape Cornwall, known as the connoisseur’s Land's End.