Camborne is an important market and industrial town in west Cornwall. Mining history dominates both the fabric of the town and the culture of the people. Follow the ‘Town Trail’ and introduce yourself to Camborne's architecture and history. The Camborne School of Mines is still a thriving educational establishment, and the local museum also has a mining section. The town is close to Carn Brea Leisure Centre and not far from the resorts of the north coast of West Cornwall. Visit the local shops and newly refurbished town square. The town's most famous son, Richard Trevithick, invented a steam engine and his statue stands outside the town library. The inventor is celebrated by the annual Trevithick Day. The event is held around the end of April each year. In addition, Camborne holds a music festival each November. A fabulous place to visit!