New 'Visit Redruth' website aims to boost tourism to the town
2:00pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
A new website highlighting Redruth's role at the heart of Cornish history and heritage has gone live to help promote the town.
The new ‘Visit Redruth’ website highlights activities in the historic Cornish mining area and provides clear direction about how people can easily access the World Heritage Site via walks, cycle paths and horse rides.
The site also provides all the available details on how visitors can pan for gold, travel on real mine engines, and find art exhibitions and other visitor attractions that help them learn about, and experience, the legacy that Cornish mining brought to the world in past centuries.
A spokesman for Redruth town council said: "Cornwall may be world famous for its coastline, beaches and maritime significance however when visitors and locals alike dig a little deeper, and head inland, they discover the stories and global impact of the magnificent Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.
"Only last month the American news channels CNN and ABC cited this World Heritage Site as one of “the 27 must-see places on the Planet” and now a new visitor centre and website for Redruth means that Cornish Mining has a ‘physical base’ and focal starting point for people keen to discover this major asset."
Redruth town development manager, Lee Dunkley, said “Redruth has been on a journey through boom, bust and everything in between. Now it is placed proudly at the centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the offer to a growing number of tourists has been packed together and presented in our new Visit Redruth site, complemented by the new Redruth Visitor Centre.”
The town will kick-start its tourism push by hosting the UK’s first Cornish Pasty Festival on September 21-23. For more information visit www.visitredruth.co.uk.