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Carnglaze Caverns

Age group: 6+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Liskeard, PL14 6HQ

TEL: 01579 320251


Visit this former slate mine where slate was both quarried and mined underground in mid Cornwall. Carnglaze, nr Liskeard, is affiliated to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site as members of the Cornish Mining Attractions Marketing Association.


Find out about the miners’ ingenuity and skills, and how slate roofed the Industrial Revolution. You will go on a self-guided underground tour (may be guided in high seasons) to learn how the mine was worked, ending at the Underground Lake with its crystal clear blue/green water.


Browse the comprehensive collection of minerals mined and quarried in the South West, after which you will descend a flight of 60 steps taking you about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.


Carnglaze Caverns is a constant 10°C underground, cool in Summer, warmer in Winter! A jumper and sensible footwear are recommended. As the Caverns are underground it makes for an ideal wet weather activity in Cornwall.


Wander through the Terrace Garden along its zigzag pathways leading up to the Enchanted Dell. Follow the Woodland Walk through Quarry Wood (4 acres of bluebells in Spring!) to a panoramic view of St Neot village, before looping back down to the main site: a round walk of approx. 25 minutes, or longer if you are counting the faeries! Picnic in the Walled Garden; browse the well-stocked Crystals and Crafts Shop; enjoy the tranquillity and listen to the birdsong!


Children’s trail information is available at the Ticket Office.

Liskeard 6 miles, Bodmin 10 miles, Lostwithiel 10 miles, Looe 12 miles