Photo By Peter Watts
The Basset Memorial - Carn Brea

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The Basset Memorial - Carn Brea - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

The wind was so strong up here that I very nearly lost the camera and tripod while taking this panoramic picture. There are no trees here, but I am sure they would have been virtually horizontal. The view and colours were amazing.

The Basset Memorial - Carn Brea - FURTHER INFORMATION

The Basset Memorial - Carn Brea - Redruth visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'The Basset Memorial - Carn Brea' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Cornwall.

A panorama of The Basset Memorial at the top of Carn Brea near to Redruth in Cornwall. This 90 foot high granite monument was built in 1836 in memory of Lord Francis Basset, one of the major mine owners in the Camborne-Redruth mining district at that time. Lord Francis Basset later became Lord de Dunstanville. The monument is 730 feet above sea level on the top of a Neolithic Iron Age hill fort and has commanding panoramic views of the surrounding area. Nearby is the Carn Brea Castle which is now a small restaurant.


Car: Carn Brea Castle is north of Carnkie, off Carn Lane. 11 miles north-west of Falmouth, on the A39-A393.

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