The former tin and copper mining town of Camborne is situated in the Kerrier district of West Cornwall in England, UK. It has a population of approximately 23,000 residents.
At its peak in the 18th and 19th Century, the Camborne and Redruth district became the world’s richest mining region. South Crofty was the last working tin mine in Europe, but this closed in 1998. Many ruined stacks and engine house remain, which helps to make the area popular for walks with tourists and local residents.
The A30 thats runs most of the length of Cornwall, now bypasses Camborne but skims the town’s Northern edge. The A3047 runs through the town intself. As well as having a small bus station, it has a railway station on the London – Penzance train line.
Surrounding villages include: Pool, Tehidy, Carn Brea, Pengegon, Beacon, Bell Lake, Roseworthy, Troon and Gwithian.
Dialling Code: 01209
Postcode District: TR14
Nearby towns include Redruth, Truro and Falmouth.
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