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Cornwall Attractions

When Brits think of a seaside retreat on home soil, they immediately gravitate towards Cornwall. The home of British surfing, sea and sand is well loved by the locals in particular, the tight-knit community giving the area its heart and soul. Since the majority of it is surrounded by sea, there are plenty of sweet harbour towns and beaches to enjoy, but Cornwall has so much more to offer as well. Many of the towns seem frozen in time with small, quaint housing mixed with manor houses and rolling countryside. Cornwall is also a foodie’s dream, offering up the Cornish pasty, the classic cream tea and delectable sea food.

 

Most Popular Attractions in Cornwall

1. Kidzworld

  • Adult £2.50-£6.50 Child £4-£12.50
  • +44 1726 815553
  • Kidzworld Cornwall, Par Moor Road, St Austell, England PL25 3RP, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sun 10am-7pm

2. Falmouth Lifeboat

  • Free
  • +44 1326 210844
  • RNLI Falmouth Lifeboat Station, Tinners Walk, Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

3. St Ives Museum

  • Free
  • +44 1736 796005
  • St Ives Museum, Saint Ives, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 30am-4:30pm

5. The Castle Bude

  • Free
  • 441288353576
  • The Castle Bude, Bude, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 10am-4pm

6. St. Nicholas Church

  • Accepts donation
  • 0845 303 2760
  • St Nicholas' Church, Gloucester, Westgate Street, Gloucester, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

9. Skinner’s Brewery

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1872 271885
  • Skinner's Brewery, Newham Road, Truro, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm

10. Royal Cornwall Museum

  • £5.50 day pass
  • +44 1872 272205
  • Royal Cornwall Museum, River Street, Truro, United Kingdom
  • Mon-Sat 10am-4:45pm

11. Glendurgan Garden

  • Glendurgan Garden, Helford Passage, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, England TR11 5JZ, United Kingdom
  • Tue-Sun 10.30am-5.30pm

12. Tintagel Castle

  • Adult £7.90-£8.70 Child £4.70-£5.20
  • +44 1840 770328
  • Tintagel Castle, Castle Road, Tintagel, United Kingdom
  • Wed-Sun 10am-4pm
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15. Geevor Tin Mine

  • Adult £13.95 Child £8.00
  • +44 1736 788662
  • Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Fri 10am-4pm

16. Merlin’s Cave

  • Free
  • +44 7930 279758
  • Merlins Cave, Atlantic Road, Tintagel, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 10am-6pm

17. Blue Reef Aquarium

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1637 878134
  • Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 10am-4pm

19. Summerleaze Beach

  • Free
  • Summerleaze Beach, Summerleaze Crescent, Bude, England EX23 8HN, United Kingdom
  • Daily

21. Wingz Bird Sanctuary

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1726 825222
  • Wingz Bird & Animal Sanctuary, Par, United Kingdom
  • By event only

22. Pirate’s Quest

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1637 873379
  • Pirate's Quest Newquay, Saint Michael's Road, Newquay, United Kingdom
  • Times vary by activity

24. Carbis Bay

  • Free
  • +44 161 775 2289
  • Carbis Bay, St Ives, England, United Kingdom
  • Daily

25. Oasis Fun Pools

  • Adult £11.50-£13.90 Child £5.75-£11.95 £11.95
  • +44 1637 875778
  • Oasis Fun Pools, Newquay, United Kingdom
  • Sun-Sat 11am-6pm

26. Merry Maidens

  • Free
  • Merry Maidens (stone circle), B3315, Penzance, United Kingdom
  • Daily

28. Porth Beach

  • Upon booking
  • +44 1637 876531
  • Porth Beach, Newquay, England TR7 3LN, United Kingdom
  • Daily

29. Porthmeor Beach

  • Vary by activity
  • 1736 793 366
  • Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1JZ, UK
  • Daily 9:30am-4pm

30. Bude Sea Pool

  • Accepts donation
  • +44 1288 354240
  • Bude Sea pool, United Kingdom
  • Daily

Top Attractions

The iconic St Michaels Mount is connected to the coast of Cornwall at low tide, but becomes an island when the tide is in. Another famous site in Cornwall is Tintagel Castle, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur. Another very popular spot is the Lizard and Kynance Cove, possibly the most photographed piece of coast in Cornwall. There are so many beautiful beaches in Cornwall, it would be hard to name the best.

Kids & Family

For the city kids a visit to Dairyland Farm World will be exciting, letting them understand where meat and milk comes from. Perhaps a visit to the Merry Maidens will get them wondering about early historic man or a day at Kidzworld might wear them out so they sleep well.

Shopping & Nightlife

Truro offers great shopping, and smaller places like St. Ives, Falmouth and Padstow also offer a wonderful range of unique shops mingled with cafes and retail outlets. Local craft fairs are a great experience too. Newquay seems to be the town of choice for nightlife, as it has a very active tourist community.

Day Tours

What about taking a trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan, an aristocratic estate left to revert to Nature, but recently reclaimed. A trip to Land’s End- to the end of England is worth boasting about. For an experience related to the mines that are such a part of Cornish history, visit Levant Mine & Beam Engine. This is the only Beam Engine still operated by steam and still in its original site.

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