Gwennap village, Cornwall
Gwennap (Cornish: Lannwenep) is a small village just to the east of Redruth.
The parish is bounded on the north by St Agnes, to the east by Perranarworthal, to the south by Stithians, and to the west by Wendron. Gwennap is better known for its strong associations with Methodism and John Wesley. In the 18th century Wesley preached here to huge crowds in the stepped open-air amphitheatre known as Gwennap Pit.
At that time Gwennap was the centre of Cornwall's richest mining area, 'The richest square mile in the world'. It is thought to have produced well over £10 million in the C18th and C19th.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: