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Carnglaze Caverns, Liskeard

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Carnglaze Caverns consists of three man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard, Cornwall, England, UK. In recent years Carnglaze Caverns has been used as an unusual concert venue.The first of the caverns, the Rum Store, is so called because it was used by the Royal Navy during the Second World War to store its supply of rum. In 2001 it was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400.The lowest of the three caverns has a lake, which was where the cover image for Echo & the Bunnymen's LP Ocean Rain was shot.Carnglaze Caverns has hosted concerts by folk-rock artists such as Fish and Fairport Convention, as well as bands such as Embrace (in 2004), and British Sea Power (in 2005 and 2007), as well as hosting craft and mineral shows.
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  • August 20, 2017
    We recently visited the caves during a very busy August day, as we were told the wait would be very long we decided to come back in a couple of hours and we were so glad we did. Lots to occupy us loca...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Arrived on a rainy day. Had an hour long wait (which in fairness we were warned of before paying by the lovely lady in the ticket office) in a three sided shelter with poorly working vending machines ...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Really enjoyed walk around grounds while waiting our turn for the caverns which as it was so busy, was an hour and a half! After doing the walk twice we sat in picnic area waiting our turn! Wish would...  more »
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  • Fairly small cavern but interesting to look around. Steep stairs down to the main cavern but manageable even with some mobility issues. Nice woodland walk but isn't suitable for anyone with mobility problems
  • Small attraction but a lovely experience. The caves are really impressive if you take your time and wide open so no problem with claustrophobia. My 4yo loved the fairy trail, it is really well put together and a beautiful wood. Most of the place is on very steep land though so there are steps everywhere apart from the first cavern which is the least interesting.
  • I've been a few times. Fascinating history and stunning inside. Went to listen to an orchestra and that was amazing. Take your time. The woodland walk was fun, but the caverns are the main attraction.
  • Fascinating look at the slate mining history of Cornwall. I had no idea that so many things were mined in and around Devon and Cornwall.
  • In this part of the world, you'll be amazed at how beautiful nature is. But the caves are eerily stunning. Wish we'd thought about having our wedding there. If you get the chance, go there. It's well worth it. There's more than just the cave...

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