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Following recent advice from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, and avoiding non-essential travel specifically to holiday parks, we have decided NOT TO OPEN AT EASTER. The park will remain closed until further notice. If you have booked a holiday with us we will contact you direct. We believe it is the only responsible option to take in order to safeguard our guests, staff, suppliers and the wider local community. All holidays and all monies paid are transferable to other dates this season or in 2021. For cancellations please refer to booking conditions at here . If you wish to contact us regarding your booking please email enquiries@stivesbay.co.uk. Please quote your booking reference. We wish all our customers and their families well at this very difficult time. We urge everyone to comply with government guidelines. Best wishes from all at St Ives bay.

Carn Brea

Overlooking both Camborne and Redruth and reaching up to 738 feet above sea level is Carn Brea. The carn can be seen from most high ground in Cornwall and the monument on top easily picked out. Conversely the view from the top of the Carn takes in both coasts and a good deal of the Camborne/Redruth conurbation.

What is not apparent from any distance is the size of the monument. You could be forgiven for assuming it was a simple standing stone whereas in fact it is a 90 foot high granite obelisk. The huge hexagonal column was erected in 1836 in memory of Francis Bassett, Lord de Dunstaville. The interior of the monument can be accessed by a door and is hollow with a staircase leading up to a viewing platform (allegedly – I didn’t see the stairs but there is no lighting so maybe take a torch!?).

The Bassetts where the most important mining family in the area and had lived in Tehidy for over 700 years. Francis Bassett was however the first to be elevated to the nobility due to his efforts to raise an army of miners to defend the port of Plymouth from the combined Spanish and French fleets.

Another legacy of the Bassett family is Carn Brea Castle. It is suggested that it started out as an Elizabethan hunting lodge – the current form is a Victorian folly and is now a restaurant.


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