Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall, a ceremonial county in South West England, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes that blend coastal scenery with rugged moorlands. The region boasts a rich heritage marked by its Celtic identity, historic mining sites, and distinctive maritime culture. Cornwall’s extensive coastline features some of Britain’s most spectacular beaches and cliff-top walks, making it a popular destination for tourists seeking natural beauty and outdoor activities.

The area is also celebrated for its culinary contributions, particularly the Cornish pasty and seafood dishes that reflect its strong fishing traditions. Cultural festivals, ancient monuments, and the Cornish language add to the unique character of this enchanting region. With a mild climate year-round, Cornwall offers a diverse range of attractions from the Eden Project’s global garden biomes to the mythical Tintagel Castle, believed to be linked to King Arthur legends.

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  • The Eden Project – An educational charity and social enterprise that features massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity. A visit here offers insights into plant science and conservation efforts worldwide.
  • Tintagel Castle – Explore the legendary birthplace of King Arthur set on Cornwall’s rugged coastline. The site combines historical ruins with stunning natural scenery.
  • St Michael’s Mount – This iconic island castle is accessible by foot at low tide or boat at high tide, offering visitors a unique experience along with breathtaking views.
  • The Minack Theatre – An open-air theatre carved into granite cliffs above Porthcurno beach offers performances with dramatic ocean backdrops.
  • Land’s End – Britain’s most south-westerly point features rugged cliff faces and stunning sea vistas alongside family-friendly attractions.
  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Enjoy scenic train rides through beautiful Cornish countryside on miniature steam engines perfect for families.
  • Tate St Ives – This gallery celebrates Cornwall’s significant contribution to modern art with works from British artists influenced by the region’s landscape.
  • Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre – A haven for aviation enthusiasts offering close-up views of classic aircrafts and interactive exhibits.
  • Fistral Beach – Renowned as one of the best surfing beaches in the UK, Fistral Beach hosts international surfing competitions alongside offering surf lessons and equipment hire.
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan – One of the most mysterious estates in England invites visitors to explore its lush gardens restored after decades of neglect.
  • The Camel Trail – A scenic bike trail running along a disused railway line offers an ideal way for families to explore Cornwall’s countryside together.
  • Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange – These twin venues showcase contemporary art in West Cornwall, fostering a vibrant artistic community.