Transport yourself to the industrial, mining era in Cornwall. Listen to old miners tales and spot bits of Cornish tradition and history all around you. Penventon is in the heart of Redruth, which was one of the main capital sites for mining. The Pascoe family know the importance of the Cornish heritage and have embraced this throughout the hotel.
The Heartlands Project
A fascinating £35 million project which turned 19 acres of deserted, wasteland into a new heritage attraction of great historic significance. The Heartlands Project is right on Penventon Park Hotel's doorstep. Come rain or shine, Heartlands has something for all from the mining heritage fanatic to a fun family day out. Discover art exhibitions and climb on sculptures, gardens and water features, art and craft studios, all within a dramatic new park landscape, which is still proud of the old industrial community.
The Poldark Experience
Grab a miner’s hat and torch then venture down into Poldark Mine, near Helston for a raw and authentic experience. Hear about the mystical Tommy Knockers and the Cornish pasty tradition on your way down. It’s a great way to get a slice of true Cornish Mining heritage and just a 15 minute drive from the hotel.
If this is your first or one of the first times you've come to Cornwall and you still haven't tried the traditionally Cornish Pasty, you definitely should. Originally made by miner's wives; the pasty was a small but filling meal for those long hours down the mine their husbands would be enduring. The miner's pasty used to have meat at one end and sweet apple in the opposite to make a main and dessert in one! Today you're more likely to find no apple, but if you hunt for the traditional pasty, you're sure to find one down here in Cornwall.