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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden features works in bronze, stone and wood in addition to paintings, drawings and other archive material

Crealy Adventure Park

The Crealy Adventure Park is a great place for children to met animals, from the tiny guinea pigs to the large shire horses, for which the park is famous

Trevarno Estate

PLEASE NOTE THE TREVARNO ESTATE IS NOW CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC Trevarno is a historic Cornish Estate near Helston, Cornwall. Explore its magnificent gardens and grounds, organic skincare and handmade soaps…

Antony Woodland Garden

Woodland Gardens set in the grounds of early 18th-century mansion

Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary

Paradise Park carries out conservation work on native UK species, including the Cornish Chough, Otters, Owls, and Red Squirrels. It is also home to rare and endangered parrots, and is an excellent and…

Bosvigo Garden

Georgian house surrounded by fine gardens featuring walled garden, borders, topiary and original Victorian conservatory. Also includes small woodland area and attached nursery

Cromwells Castle

17th-century round tower positioned on a rocky promontory guarding the anchorage between Bryher and Tresco.

Wayside Folk Museum

The Wayside Folk Museum in Zennor has thousands of artefacts reflecting both the domestic and industrial history of the area

Monkey Sanctuary

Home to a social colony of woolly monkeys and a small group of rescued capuchin monkeys, provides advice and support for primate rescue centres around the world

The Courtroom Experience

A Victorian murder mystery set in the original county courtrooms of Bodmin's Shire Hall. You will play the part of the jury in the Charlotte Dymond murder trail and decide if Matthew Weeks was guilty…

Bodmin Town Museum

Town museum charting the history of Bodmin from the Ston Age through to the Victorian heyday and World War II. Varied collections including natural history, military and a recreation Cornish kitchen

World of Model Railways

The World of Model Railways has a main layout with over 30 trains travelling through varied landscapes and is home to a well-stocked model shop.

The Old Blockhouse

The 16th century Old Blockhouse is located at the southern end of Old Grimsby harbour on Tresco. It was built in the reign of Henry VIII as part of a series of coastal defences to protect against invasion…

Cornish Birds of Prey Centre

Over 50 birds of prey, many of which take part in regular flying displays plus 'hands-on' experiences.

Jamaica Inn

The coaching house immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in her novel of the same name, has stood on a high point Bodmin Moor for more than four centuries

St Catherines Castle

St Catherine's Castle was built, as one of several fortifications running along the south coast in 1536, to protect Fowey harbour from French Invasion and is now managed by English Heritage

Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum

Located on the Second World War airfield on Davidstow Moor, the museum primarily covers the history of RAF Davidstow moor. In addition there are exhibits and information on other North Coast airfields,…

Trethorne Leisure

The largest undercover attraction in North Cornwall, combining various activities for the whole family and meetings with lots of cuddly animals

Ancient Art Falconry

Enjoy the free flight of a majestic Bird of Prey . set in the Countryside of South East Cornwall . Bookings are exclusive yourselves .We are not an open Centre and all bookings have to be made Through…

Polruan Blockhouse

One of a pair of defensive structures, the other being on the far side of the river mouth in Fowey. The blockhouses were linked by a huge metal chain which could be raised to prevent ships entering the…

Trelowarren House and Gardens

One of Corwall's most historic estates, located on the Lizard Peninsula near the River Helford

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is the only standard gauge railway in the county to run both steam and diesel trains

Tunnels Through Time

Bringing the past to life through recreation of Cornish stories and legends, with realistic life size figures and fantastic sound and lighting effects.

Tintagel Castle

Clifftop ruins of castle which was allegedly the fortress used by King Arthur.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Overlooking a popular Newquay surfing beach, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning collection of marine displays from the Cornish coast to as far afield as the Caribbean

Tamar Valley Donkey Park

Home to about 30 donkeys, offers donkey rides, encounters with lots of animals and lots of other family attractions

Truro Cathedral

Cornwall's only cathedral. Built in the 1880s, the cathedral's 250ft high spire still dominates the city

Lanhydrock House and Gardens

Impressive late Victorian country house near Bodmin with extensive servants' quarters, church, gardens and wooded estate


Redeveloped 19 acre site of one of Cornwall's most active and long running mines. Heartlands both celebrates the areas mining heritage with in situ exhibits and moves on, with landscaped gardens and an…

Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre

Delightful attraction for all the family and the only place in the West Country where British otters are bred on a regular basis

Lost Gardens of Heligan

80 acres of superb grounds with a complex of walled gardens and a huge, productive vegetable garden. Set in one of the most mysterious estates in England, Heligan.

Poldark Mine

Located in the picturesque Wendron Valley, close to Helston, Poldark Mine has free admission to the main site and offers something for all the family

China Clay Country Park

Museum illustrating the history of china clay extraction in Cornwall since it was discovered in the county in 1746

Levant Mine

The engine house of the Levant mine, famous for its rich undersea deposits of both copper and tin, is situated on a cliff edge five miles from Land�s End

Glendurgan Gardens

One of the great sub-tropical gardens of the South-West on the Helford Estuary.

St Michaels Mount

Island castle set in the middle of Mount's Bay, just off the coast of Marazion. The Mount is now managed by the National Trust but remains the home of St Aubyn family.

Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Regarded as amongst the finest military museums in the South West, Cornwall's Regimental Museum is located in the Keep, close to Bodmin town centre. The museum covers the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s…

Screech Owl Sanctuary

The sanctuary provides care and rehabilitation for wild sick and injured owls within Cornwall, and ensures their safe release back to the wild where possible

Camel Trail

A seventeen mile long cycle path which follows the River Camel from Padstow, on the north Cornish coast, to Poley's Bridge, on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

Museum of Witchcraft

Museum in Boscastle, housing the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts in the world

Colliford's Kids Kingdom

An action day out for all ages with a ball pool, rollers, net mazes, drop slides, cart rides and lots of indoor and outdoor attractions

The Exchange Gallery

Contemporary art gallery showcasing the very best of national and international contemporary art. The converted telephone exchange also has a cafe and education space

Trewithen Gardens

An historic private estate boasting one of the loveliest gardens in England There is nowhere quite like Trewithen. With its magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons and magnolias, its wonderful…

Prideaux Place

Elizabethan manor house and gardens on the edge of Padstow. Built in 1592, Prideaux Place has been in the Prideaux-Brune family ever since. There are formal gardens featuring grottos, a walled garden…

Trengwainton Garden

Located in Madron near Penzance. Woodland garden with views over Mounts Bay. Exotic trees and shrubs including tree ferns create a prehistoric feel

Falmouth Aquarium

Small aquarium located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth. Wide range of tanks and exhibits including an interesting assortment of tropical species on the ground floor and native Cornish…

Lands End

Land’s End, with its rugged wave battered cliffs, is the most westerly point in mainland England and the most visited outdoor tourist attraction in Cornwall

Flambards Village Theme Park

The award winning Flambards has something for all the family from the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions to the best fairground rides in Cornwall

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Historic Georgian House, beautiful gardens and superb collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain.

Restormel Castle

Surrounded by a deep moat and perched on a high mound, the huge circular keep of this castle, built at the turn of the 14th century, survives in good condition.

Old Mill Herbary

3 acres of semi-wild terraced gardens along the banks of the River Camel in Bodmin

Fowey Museum

Housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fowey this single room museum is packed full of artefacts relating to the history of this ancient harbour town.

Tregothnan Estate

Extending over 40 hectares, the Tregothnan garden is the largest historic garden in Cornwall. The collection of plants, is highly regarded in the botanic world.

National Seal Sanctuary

The National Seal Sanctuary is a haven for injured and orphaned seal pups set on the picturesque Helford Estuary in the lovely village of Gweek


The low, grass-covered ruins of a medieval manor house, surrounded by a protective moat

Friends of Luxulyan Valley

Site concerned with the conservation of Luxulyan valley near St Austell. The valley consists of 2 miles of woodland with nearly 40 types of ferns and the Par River running through.

Trewidden Garden

Located on the outskirts of Penzance Trewidden is reknowned for it's collection of camellias and exotic shrubs

Minack Theatre

The Minack Open Air Theatre is in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in the world, perched high on golden cliffs above the turquoise sea

St Mawes Castle

Perfectly preserved coastal fortress built by Henry VIII. In partnership with its twin, Pendennis, it guards the entrance of the Fal Estuary.

Mousehole Bird Hospital and Sanctuary

Bird hospital and sanctuary for sick and injured birds

National Lobster Hatchery

Centre set up to conserve the local lobster population and preserve marine biodiversity. Lobsters are raised from eggs through the most vunerable stage of their life cycle before being released back into…

Brocklands Adventure Park

Go karting, bumper boats, wildlife park, pony rides and more family fun

British Cycling Museum (Closed)

Wide range of cycling memorabilia housed in an old Victorian railway station in Camelford

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre

Home to a variety of different ponies and other animals, in addition to having lots of other attractions for the whole family

Launceston Steam Railway

The Launceston Steam Railway runs between Launceston and the hamlet of Newmills

Eden Project

Cornwall's best known attraction. The site consists of 2 vast landscaped space age greenhouses, or biomes, containing a variety of temperate and tropical plants.

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station is the largest satellite earth receiving station in the world with over 60 dishes in total

Paul Church

The 16th century Paul Parish Church is located in the village of Paul just outside of Mousehole

Leach Pottery

Established by Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada in 1920, many studio potters have had their training here. The historic pottery buildings have been restored, there are regular exhibitions and a selling…

Boconnoc House and Gardens

Superb country mansion set in extensive grounds and gardens

Trelissick Garden

Tranquil garden near Truro with wonderful views of the River Fal. Set on many levels, containing a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

Cornish Goldsmiths

An all weather family attraction, where visitors can watch the experts produce exquisite pieces of hand crafted jewellery

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail, which was built as the County Prison in 1778 and was notorious for its cramped conditions and public hangings, is now a fascinating museum

Miniatura Park

Miniature scenes of famous landmarks from around the world, all with added detail sound effects and landscaping

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle was built in the middle of the 16th century by Henry VIII as one of a pair of forts, with St Mawes Castle, to protect the Fal Estuary from the threat of invasion from France and Spain

King Arthur's Great Halls

King Arthur's Great Halls was designed and built in the 1930s to encapsulate the world and legend of King Arthur

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway which opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose and was reopened in 1974 as a tourist attraction

Antony House and Gardens

Antony House & Woodland Gardens. Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens. Located near Torpoint in Cornwall

Carwinion House and Bamboo Garden

18th Century manor house set in 12 acres of natural Victorian gardens overlooking the Helford River Estuary

Launceston Castle

Castle set on the high motte (mound) of a stronghold built soon after the Norman Conquest

St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre

The brewery has been brewing beer on the same site for more than 100 years and is Cornwall's oldest independent family brewery

Blue Hills Tin Streams

Tour of tin streams with the opportunity to see the processing of the mineral to finished articles. Tin giftware and jewellery cast on site.

Penrose Water Gardens

Established for over twenty years, set within a beautiful woodland valley two and a half miles from Truro, in the centre of Cornwall

Tate St Ives

The Tate Gallery St Ives opened in June 1993 in a purpose-built building with five galleries offering an introduction to modern art, with special emphasis on the St Ives School

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum provides an interactive display of boats and their various functions in industry and recreation.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum records the history of the telegraph station and the defensive tunnels built to house it during the Second World War

Newquay Zoo

Newquay Animal World is Cornwall's only zoo and has become one of the leading wildlife parks in the country

Port Eliot House and Garden

Country estate featuring Grade I listed house with a Grade I listed park and garden. The house is home to an extensive collection of fine art which can be viewed as part of tour

Play Zone

Indoor adventure centre with slides galore, ball pools, soft play area and quasar. Fun for kids of all ages. Restaurant, bar and cafe facilities.

St Enodoc Church

A curiuos little church located in the village of Trebetherick between Rock and Polzeath. Overlooking Daymer Bay and backing onto the golf course of the same name, St Enodoc is perhaps best known as the…

Caerhays Castle and Gardens

Caerhays Castle & Gardens. An imposing 19th century castle designed by John Nash set in 60 acres of woodland gardens and a private beach

Carnglaze Caverns and the Rum Store

Carnglaze consists of three underground caverns reaching over 100 meters into a wooded hillside between Liskeard and Bodmin.

Cornish Camels

Cornish Camels is located near to Goonhilly Satellite Station and offers free entry. Visitors can walk around the farm to see the animals, enjoy a picnic, relax in the camel centre with organic cafe and…

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Home to a permanent collection of Newlyn School paintings and an exhibition detailing the history of Penzance

Arthurian Centre

Located at Slaughterbridge, on the site of King Arthur's last battle, and is dedicated to telling the stories of Arthur and his knights

St Ives Museum

Situated just away from the town centre, overlooking Bamaluz beach is St Ives town museum. The exhibitions and collections reflect the fishing, railway, tourism and mining that have defined the town.

Pine Lodge Gardens

Thirty acres of variedly landscaped gardens including woodland walk, Japanese garden and ponds and lakes

Bonython Manor

Country estate located on The Lizard Peninsula comprising of 20-acre garden, farm and woodlands.

Godolphin House and Gardens

National Trust owned Tudor and Stuart Grade 1 mansion complete with Elizabethan stables. Surrounded by formal gardens (c.1500), orchards, bluebell woods and extensive estate.

Harrys Walls

16th-century fort built over St Mary's Pool harbour, but never finished

Roseland House and Garden

18th century Mine Captain's House surrounded by a one acre garden with a large range of exotic and unusual plants. Attached nursery

Lawrence House

Fine example of a Georgion town house. Owned by the National Trust, now used by Launceston Town Council as a museum and civic centre

Tresco Abbey Gardens

'A perennial Kew' - home to 20,000 exotic plants with species from 80 countries, ranging from Brazil to New Zealand and Burma to South Africa

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens, spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden that descends 200 feet to a private beach on the River Helford located near Falmouth in Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Museum

The Royal Cornwall is the county’s oldest museum, famed for its important collections of natural history, geology, decorative arts and Newlyn School paintings

Garrison Walls

Extensive defensive walls and earthworks dating back to the 16th century

Kennall Vale

Kennall Vale is a beautiful woodland with fascinating remnants of its industrial past as a gunpowder factory. Located between Redruth and Penryn, now a nature reserve, the woods around the River Kennall…

Newlyn Art Gallery

Public art gallery featuring contemporary art. Located on the edge of Newlyn Green, overlooking the sea, the gallery take full advantage of its position with the recent addition of a glass pavilion.

Tregrehan Garden

Dramatic 20ha woodland garden created over the last 200 years by the Carlyon family, forming an exotic green gene bank of known source plants in a temperate rainforest

Trinity House National Lighthouse Centre (Closed)

Established in 1990, the museum has an elaborate collection of lighthouse equipment that helps to tell the story of how an organization, Trinity House, has built and maintained lights around the coast…

Japanese Garden and Bonsai Nursery

The Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery is an authentic Japanese garden with many of the traditional features. Located near Newquay in Cornwall

Cornish Mines and Engines

Cornish Mines and Engines is an engine house and collection of beam engines and other industrial artefacts owned by the National Trust

Hollywell Bay Fun Park

Rides and entertainment ideal for kids. Including go-karts, pitch and putt and bumper boats.

Tintagel Old Post Office

Carefully restored building originally dating from the 14th century, is now in the care of the National Trust

Enys Gardens

Said to be the oldest gardens in Cornwall, Enys Gardens date back to the early 1700s. Spread over 30 acres there are formal gardens, open meadow and woodland. One of the best times of year to visit is…

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

There are more than a quarter of a million shipwrecks around the coasts of Britain and the Charleston Shipwreck Centre illustrates a sample of these in photography and salvaged cargo


Elizabethan manor house situated 3 miles from Newquay. Now owned by the National Trust

Mount Edgcumbe house and gardens

Grand country house set in 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula near Torpoint

Burncoose Nurseries and Gardens

30 acre woodland garden and attached nursery. Owned by the Caerhays estate from where many of the trees and shrubs came.

Cotehele House and Gardens

Medieval house with superb collections of textiles, armour and furniture, set in extensive grounds

Morrab Garden

Morrab Gardens. Sup-tropical garendens located between Penzance's town centre and promenade


All weather adventure centre for children, featuring mega slides, giant tubes, ball pools and much more

King Charles Castle

Remains of castle built for coastal defence on the north side of Tresco

Cornish Cyder Farm

The Cornish Cyder Farm produces strong traditional scrumpys, sparkling ciders, country wines, jams, preserves, brandy and has lots of friendly farm animals to entertain the children

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine, situated on the Atlantic Coast of the far west of Cornwall, is the largest preserved mining site in the United Kingdom

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