The Parish Church, St Euny, is located in the oldest part of the town, and can be accessed by a pleasant walk from the town centre along Church Lane, taking in the newly renovated Fairfield – home of Redruth's Plen-an-Gwari, an atmospheric and traditional Cornish open air theatre. Performances of Celtic plays, Shakespeare, poetry and many other acts are performed here throughout the year.
In 2006 UNESCO granted selected areas in Cornwall and west Devon World Heritage Site status, in recognition of the importance of the industry and the landscape to humanity. Cornish tin provided extreme wealth locally, with Redruth once being one of the richest places in the country. The industry not only provided Northern Europe with its most precious metal, it also shaped the landscapes of Cornwall and revolutionised the world for good through related engineering progress and inventions. The remnants of this once bustling industry are ever present in Redruth and the surrounding landscape.