Once a small market town, in the 19th century Redruth became the centre of Cornwall’s mining industry. Redruth was a key player in the Industrial Revolution and this can be seen in the grand commercial buildings that line the streets which are now home to many antique and vintage shops. Redruth is popular with locals due to its multitude of shops, amenities, schools, and easy driving distance to beautiful walks and beaches.
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Schools in Redruth
Redruth is home to countless pre-schools and playgroups, ideal for parents who need to go to work and want their little ones to have a great experience. There are also many strong primary schools. Illogan School, Lanner, Pennoweth, Portreath, Treloweth, and Pencoys are all ‘good’ primary facilities according to Ofsted. However, Treleigh Community Primary School is ranked as ‘outstanding’.
Pool Academy and Redruth School are the two secondary schools in Redruth and both received ‘good’ status from Ofsted in their latest inspections. Both the schools are co-educational, but Redruth School also has a sixth form.
Parks and Green Spaces in Redruth
Although just a short drive from the numerous picturesque beaches of the north Cornwall coast, there are some great opportunities to get outside in Redruth itself. Nearby is the iconic Carn Brea Castle, a 14th century grade II listed granite structure. Today, after a brisk walk, many like to indulge in a meal in the restaurant which now resides in the castle.
Many walkers enjoy the 7.5-mile circular Great Flat Lode, which takes in the South Wheal Frances and South Crofty mines. The route takes outdoor lovers through acres of beautiful countryside, including woodland, and parts of the Tehidy Country Park.
For something a bit quirky, head to the Gwennap Pit, a geographical and historical anomaly that was formed by the failing of old mine workings.
Transport Links Redruth
Redruth lies just off of the A30 which connects London to Land’s End, ideal for commuters and holiday makers. The East/West Link Road was completed in 2015 and has provided the town with a route that has eased congestion considerably.
There are a number of local and regional buses serving Redruth and the train station connects to a multitude of locations. Trains run between Penzance and Plymouth, with other services going to London Paddington, Manchester Piccadilly, or Glasgow Central.