Carn Brea is another of Cornwall's magical locations. Well I can tell you it is a 90 ft high granite obelisk. Carn Brea, Cornwall, plus surrounding countryside. In the 18th Century it was rebuilt as a hunting lodge for the Basset family in the style of a castle. Carn Brea Castle is on the site of a 14th Century chapel dedicated to St Michael. Carn Brea Castle stands near the top of the hill. The castle is the most visible structure on the hill top and was probably a hunting lodge built by the Bassets of Tehidy in the 15th Century. This was originally built in 1379 as a chapel, probably dedicated to St Michael, before being rebuilt in the 18th century by the Basset family as a hunting lodge. Carn Brea overlooks the twin west Cornwall towns of Redruth and Camborne but on a clear day as is today, the views extend west to St Ives and on a very clear day, south towards Mounts Bay. You can drive up here on a initially paved, and then latterly rough track and … Carn Brea: The views are amazing but drive carefully - See 63 traveller reviews, 42 candid photos, and great deals for Camborne, UK, at Tripadvisor. The monument on Carn Brea Hill. Carn Brea Castle. Have you ever thought when travelling on the A30 Cornwall, heading west near Redruth & Camborne, what is that imposing structure on top of the big hill? The majority of Carn Brea is owned and managed by Cornwall Council. The following transport lines have routes that pass near Carn Brea Castle Restaurant Bus: 42, 47; Train: GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Production of professional High … It has been registered as Common Land, which ensures a Public Right of Access. The mediæval Carn Brea Castle stands near the top of the hill. Today the lovely Mark Sellwood takes me up to Carn Brea to look at the castle and the monument. There is a small car park near the summit reached by a narrow lane from the village of Carnkie. Description. The building is in private use as a restaurant. It is built on the site of a chapel built in 1379 probably dedicated to St Michael. Carn Brea, Camborne Picture: Monument at Carn Brea - Check out Tripadvisor members' 2,041 candid photos and videos. It is high and in the centre of this part of the county with views over Camborne and Redruth, even as far as St Ives. Featuring Carn Brea Castle, Basset Monument, plus nearby Mine buildings. It was built in the 18th century by the Basset family as a hunting lodge. During the 1950s to the 1970s the building fell into disrepair but was renovated from 1975-1980 and is now in use as a restaurant. Directions to Carn Brea Castle Restaurant (Cornwall) with public transport. Carn Brea Castle on Carn Brea is a 14th-century grade II listed granite stone building which was extensively remodelled in the 18th century as a hunting lodge in the style of a castle for the Basset family. Numerous footpaths converge on the hill from four directions. The lane is signposted as 'Carn Brea Castle'. On the Carn Brea hill top you will find examples of a Hillfort Castle, a 19th century Monument and a mixture of Neolithic, Iron Age, Medieval and Modern buildings.