Gwennap Pit

John Wesley’s amphitheatre

Gwennap Pit is an impressive open air amphitheatre near Redruth made famous by Methodist founder John Wesley, who preached there on 18 occasions between 1762 and 1789. Its remarkable acoustic properties and distinctive natural setting make it perfect for services, musical events, school visits, performances and weddings.

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Reasons to Visit

  • An important site in the cultural, mining and spiritual heritage of Cornwall
  • The favourite outdoor preaching place of John Wesley

Planning your visit


Gwennap Pit
St Day

TR16 5HH


01209 822770


Opening times

Visitor Centre open June to September: Monday to Friday, 10.00 - 16.30

Saturday 10.00 – 13.00



Free. Donations welcome.

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