Carnglaze Caverns
We're OPEN ~
from May 17th

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.

Tours

Carnglaze Caverns is one of Cornwall’s and Devon’s premier underground all-weather family tourist attract, exploring part of Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage in a beautiful 8 acre ancient oak woodland setting.

Weddings

Weddings have gone underground. Approval for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships has been granted in these locations: The Rum Store Chamber, The Underground Lake, The Vine Conservatory and The Enchanted Dell.

Concerts

A totally unique underground music and performance venue. Due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are outstanding acclaimed by the local and international artists who have performed here.​

How to find us

Carnglaze Caverns is located off the A38. From Liskeard, there are brown tourist signs directing to Carnglaze just before Trago Mills.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads with careful owners are welcome at all times in our outdoor areas (not allowed underground).

Accessibility

Due to the nature of the site, specific areas have limited access to those with reduced mobility

Tours

Carnglaze Caverns is one of Cornwall’s and Devon’s premier underground all-weather family tourist attract, exploring part of Cornwall’s Industrial Heritage in a beautiful 8 acre ancient oak woodland setting.

Weddings

Weddings have gone underground. Approval for Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships has been granted in these locations: The Rum Store Chamber, The Underground Lake, The Vine Conservatory and The Enchanted Dell.

Concerts

A totally unique underground music and performance venue. Due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are outstanding acclaimed by the local and international artists who have performed here.​

How to find us

Carnglaze Caverns is located off the A38. From Liskeard, there are brown tourist signs directing to Carnglaze just before Trago Mills.

Dogs Welcome

Dogs on leads with careful owners are welcome at all times in our outdoor areas (not allowed underground).

Accessibility

Due to the nature of the site, specific areas have limited access to those with reduced mobility

Tours Underground; One of Cornwall’s and Devon’s premier underground experiences​

Visit this former slate mine where slate was both quarried and mined underground in Cornwall.

Carnglaze is part of Cornwall’s internationally important industrial heritage where you can 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.

Carnglaze Caverns Woodland Guided Tour Home

Safe, easy and magical Woodland Walk for all the family

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 time out for all the family.

carnglaze caverns - rum store

Unique, memorable Concerts and Events in Cornwall

During the Second World War the Royal Navy used the first chamber at Carnglaze to store its supply of rum for its base at Devonport in Plymouth. Local folklore has it that you could smell the rum at the junction with the A38 about 1 mile away! In December 2002 chamber was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.

The slate walls and roof form a stunning backdrop for events, making this a unique performance venue. Due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are outstanding and have been acclaimed by many of the local and international artists who have performed here.

There is a fully licensed bar open on concert nights, and a catering unit in the gardens serving snack food at most events.

Carnglaze Caverns - Weddings in Cornwall

Carnglaze Caverns, Weddings and more...

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.

Carnglaze Caverns
We're OPEN ~ from 17th May

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.

Tours Underground; One of Cornwall’s and Devon’s premier underground experiences

Visit this former slate mine where slate was both quarried and mined underground in Cornwall.

Carnglaze is part of Cornwall’s internationally important industrial heritage where you can 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.

Safe, easy and magical Woodland Walk for all the family

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 time out for all the family.

Unique, memorable Concerts and Events in Cornwall

During the Second World War the Royal Navy used the first chamber at Carnglaze to store its supply of rum for its base at Devonport in Plymouth. Local folklore has it that you could smell the rum at the junction with the A38 about 1 mile away! In December 2002 chamber was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.

The slate walls and roof form a stunning backdrop for events, making this a unique performance venue. Due to the shape and height of the cavern, the acoustics are outstanding and have been acclaimed by many of the local and international artists who have performed here.

There is a fully licensed bar open on concert nights, and a catering unit in the gardens serving snack food at most events.

Carnglaze Caverns, Weddings and more...

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.

Don't take our word for it, take our visitor's words!