Camborne like Redruth was the centre of mining for the world in the industrial period. The inland town previously a village built up around a large number of mines including Dolcoath, Wheal Jane and South Crofty (which was the last Cornish Tin Mine to close in 1990) amongst others. This expertise of mining in Camborne is reflected by some of it's local heros including Richard Trevithick who invented the first high pressure engines that led to the first locomotive nicknamed the Puffing Devil (remembered in the local folk song Going up Camborne Hill coming down only for George Stephenson to perfect the idea into the first train 25 years later.

Camborne Town Hall
Camborne Engine House

Trevithick is remembered each year with a Trevithick day which features a parade of Steam engines lovingly maintained for such occasions. See Trevithick Day Website

There is also a Trevithick society dedicated to that period See Trevithick Society Website for more information and his statue is outside Camborne Town Hall.

Camborne still has a School for Mines, although the students will have to go elsewhere to work.

Camborne is centrally located and is a good base for a holiday as beaches including Portreath or Hayle are only a few miles away. The town itself has a variety of shops and amenities.

Camborne / Redruth area Hotels
Camborne Cottages and Holiday Homes

Hotels / Bed and Breakfasts in the area

Tyacks Hotel
The Lowenac Hotel
Bed and Breakfast
Cliff House B&B

Holiday Homes in the area.

Heartlands View
Chy Lowen