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34 things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is a truly unique place in the UK – it’s best known for its dramatic coastlines, golden sandy beaches and charming villages, making it one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations. Explore this guide to make the most of your trip to England’s most southern county.

Did you know that Cornwall didn’t become fully integrated into England until the 18th century? Cornwall has its own proud identity and language, tracing their routes to Ancient Britons and Celts. You can dive deeper into Cornwall’s heritage with these fascinating historical locations and museums, or learn the Cornish language itself with these language courses!

There’s over 300 beaches in Cornwall, and you’re never more than 10 miles away from the next sandy paradise. While you’re there, try these exciting watersports activities, like jet skiing at the beautiful Newquay, or test your bravery by abseiling the cliffs of Cornwall.

Cornwall is without doubt one of the best places to escape the city with the family, so check out these family friendly experiences, from the famous Minack Theatre to the Helston Railway. Of course, while you’re in Cornwall, you have to take a tour of where Doc Martin was filmed!

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Experience an aviation museum like no other down in Cornwall! Learn about what it was like to fly these fantastic machines from inside the cockpit with their range of fighter jets and bombers. Their planes date …

Time to take the ultimate jump from 160 feet high over the beautiful Port beach in Newquay! The jump as a whole will take somewhere between two and three hours and friends and family are welcome …

Looking to take a leap of faith? Try coasteering with award-winning Bare Feet Coasteer and swim, climb and jump from the cliffs all around the stunning coast in Newquay. With this 3-hour training course, you’ll learn …

Attention all adrenalin junkies! If you’ve ever wanted to try flyboarding, come and visit Newquay, Cornwall! This new activity will get your blood pumping and potentially even get you 50 feet high in the air using …

It’s time to be thrown into the deep end at FreediveUK! Learn to free dive and even qualify as a scuba diver with the help of their team of expert divers. Or if that seems too …

Come down to Newquay and experience the thrill of jet skiing! On the gorgeous south coast of Cornwall, you can choose between four different jet-skiing experiences¬†depending on your ability with Cornwall Waverunners. Adults and children over …

Looking for adventure? Then why not come to Kernow adventure park and choose from one of their many different exhilarating activities! Learn to wakeboard through their water obstacle course with the help of instructors and even …

Get ready to take to the air with Cloud 9 in Cornwall! Learn to paraglide, hang glide or paramotor over Cornwall’s stunning landscape with Cloud 9’s excellent courses under the tutelage of their qualified instructors. Not …

Skydiving in Cornwall is now ready for you to brave! Experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from a plane at 10,000 feet or more plus the breathtaking views of the Cornish coast to make the jump …

Are you a secret survivalist? If yes, then don’t miss out on the fascinating and adrenaline filled underground caving in the Cornish mines! While the famous Cornish miners aren’t around anymore, their impact on Cornwall lives …