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Heartlands welcomes 100,000 visitors

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: August 04, 2012

Facilities at Heartlands include an adventure playground, cafe, and water features

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Just three months after opening, 100,000 visitors have already taken a trip around Heartlands in Cornwall, surpassing expectations.

The 19-acre site at Pool, near Camborne, is a free visitor attraction and World Heritage Site celebrating the county's proud mining heritage.

Projected visitor numbers were 230,000 in the first year of business. Exhibitions are on show, as well as art and craft studios, botanical gardens, an adventure playground, cafe, water features and buildings to hire for weddings and functions. Based at the once-derelict Robinson's Shaft, £35 million was spent breathing new life into the land with a £22.3 million grant from Big Lottery Fund and other contributions.

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  • Anyone  |  August 05 2012, 1:58PM

    I toally agree with you Poldice, the work done at the Heartlands project is fantastic, but there will always be people who moan that it is there. This comment will like yours be red flagged I suspect!

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  • poldice  |  August 04 2012, 11:29AM

    Excellent news, a success story in an area that really did need one, the Grandchildren love it, I am impressed as are so many of my peers who remember Robinsons when it was in steam. Kernow bys vyken

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