Carnglaze Caverns is a much recommended all-weather family tourist attraction near the village of St Neot, on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, halfway between Liskeard and Bodmin just off the A38.
Visit this former slate mine where slate was both quarried and mined underground in Cornwall. Carnglaze is affiliated to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site as members of the Cornish Mining Attractions Marketing Association. Find out about the miners’ ingenuity and skills, and how slate roofed the Industrial Revolution. You will go on a self-guided underground tour (may be guided in high seasons) to learn how the mine was worked, ending at the Underground Lake with its crystal clear blue/green water. Browse the comprehensive collection of minerals mined and quarried in the South West, after which you will descend a flight of 60 steps taking you about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.
Carnglaze Caverns is a constant 10°C underground, cool in Summer, warmer in Winter! A jumper and sensible footwear are recommended. As the Caverns are underground it makes for an ideal wet weather activity in Cornwall.
Wander through the Terrace Garden along its zigzag pathways leading up to the Enchanted Dell. Follow the Woodland Walk through Quarry Wood (4 acres of bluebells in Spring!) to a panoramic view of St Neot village, before looping back down to the main site: a round walk of approx. 25 minutes, or longer if you are counting the faeries! Picnic in the Walled Garden; browse the well-stocked Crystals and Crafts Shop; enjoy the tranquillity and listen to the birdsong! Children’s trail information is available at the Ticket Office. A great day out for all the family.
The first of the three Caverns, the Rum Store, was one of the nation’s safe storage areas during WW2. It is now used as a 400 capacity concert and event venue with outstanding acoustics and atmosphere, offering a wide range of musical entertainment and events throughout the year.
Carnglaze is a most unusual civil ceremony and civil partnership venue, with four different locations: The Rum Store, The Underground Lake, The Vine Conservatory and The Enchanted Dell ~ all of which can offer a unique wedding experience. We can help you tailor your ceremony and/or reception to your requirements and themes, whether traditional, medieval, rockabilly or even funky welly! See pictures here of couples whose married lives have begun with something truly beautiful, memorable, and uniquely theirs.