Set in the dramatic valley between the hilltops of Carn Brea, Carnmenellis and Carnmarth, Redruth’s geography is both impressive and integral to its Mining heritage.
Come to Redruth and you'll find yourself in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the rich history and fantastic architecture in Redruth, as well as museums and outdoor activities for all ages.
Heritage and History
Discover the rich history and fantastic architecture in Redruth, as well as museums and outdoor activities for all ages.
Family and Leisure
From catching the latest release at the cinema, to indoor ski lessons - there's an abundance of leisure activities available in and around Redruth.
The town is at the centre of the Mineral Tramways – trails which cross-cross the mining World Heritage Site, and offer breathtaking views of the Cornish north coast taking in sights from Newquay right down to St Ives. Cycling, horse riding, walking
Redruth Piran Festival
This wonderful Celtic County is rich with legend and history. According to legend, St Piran the Patron Saint of Cornwall was washed up on the sandy shores of Cornwall on Perranporth beach, after being cast into the sea tied to a mill stone, under the order of the Irish King who was suspicious of his powers.
St Piran then became known as the Patron Saint of Tinners after accidentally discovering the metal that became the backbone of Cornish mining industry.
The Cornish flag as we know it today represents the black granite that rolled from his fire one night with the white tin oozing from it.
Here in Redruth we celebrate St Piran every year with a community festival which is held on the first Saturday of March. The date for 2020 is Saturday 7th March.