Cornish Mining Heritage

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Cornish Mining World Heritage

www.cornishmining.org.uk

Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site, popularly known as Cornish Mining, has gained international recognition from UNESCO for specific mine sites, landscapes, towns and villages within Cornwall and west Devon, which are of global significance.

As a World Heritage Site, Cornwall and west Devon’s historic mining landscapes are on par with such international treasures as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China.

The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site comprises 10 landscaped Areas from the west of Cornwall to west Devon, which together best represent the international significance of our historic deep-lode metal mining. Also, at just over 19,700 hectares (48,700 acres), Cornish Mining is the largest World Heritage Site on the UK mainland.

The World Heritage Site has many exciting mining heritage attractions across Cornwall and west Devon which together enable the visitor to experience the full breadth of the Cornish Mining story.