Best Things to See & Do in Hayle

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  • 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.

  • Country Skittles bowling

    Great venue for a family outing. We've got 4 skittle (bowling) alleys, lots of games, air hockey, shooting gallery, a restaurant serving delicious home-cooked foods, bar and lots more.

  • Saint 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.

  • Tremenheere arid gardens

    The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens are probably the newest addition to Cornwall's tradition of great gardens. Only opened in 2012 the gardens have already become an established fixture on the itinerary of green-fingered visitors...

  • Escape Time - St Ives

    Test your skills and brains to see if you've got what it takes to escape in time. You and your team of 2 to 6 have 60 minutes to escape from one of the themed escape rooms by solving a series of puzzles.

  • Knill's Monument - Blue Sky

    Also known as the Steeple monument, this rather curious 50ft granite obelisk sits atop Worras Hill, behind Carbis Bay, and can be seen for miles around. Originally intended as a mausoleum to it's eccentric creator, John...

  • To the Lighthouse - Godrevy

    The white 26-metre octagonal tower of Godrevy lighthouse was made famous by Virginia Woolfe in her novel 'To the Lighthouse', though she places it elsewhere in the book. This, the focus of her inspiration, stands on the...

  • Prussia Cove

    The path leaves Penzance from the seaward side of the train station, at the bottom of Market Jew Street. A paved footway is sandwiched between the railway line and the sea, although at low tide it is possible to walk along...

  • Man's Head and the Island - St ives

    St Ives Island, jutting out into the sea between the harbour and Porthmeor Beach, is thought by some to be the one of the best autumn sea watching sites in Europe, especially when strong northerly or north-westerly winds...

  • St Nicholas' Chapel on the Island

    St Nicholas Chapel is a simple one-roomed granite building perched on top of St Ives Island, an ancient promontory fort and birdwatchers paradise (which isn't in fact an island at all!).

    It is not only birdwatchers...

  • St Michael's Mount Rainbow

    St Michael's Way is a 12.5 mile walking route between Lelant, near St Ives, and St Michael's Mount, near Penzance. Due to its historical significance St Michael's Way is the only footpath in Britain that is part of a...

  • Zennor Quoit
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    Located about a mile south of Zennor on the high, flat Amalveor Downs is the substantial Zennor Quoit, a fine example of a portal dolmen. The sketch below was made by the renown antiquarian William Borlase in 1769 an the...

  • Chysauster
    Some say that Chysauster's eight stone dwellings represent the earliest identifiable village street in England. The dwellings, which have been called 'courtyard houses', were probably built and occupied between 100BC and 400AD by...
  • Grey Heron, little Egret

    Marazion Marsh is the most southerly RSPB reserve in the UK, famous for Aquatic Warblers (of which more than 170 have been spotted on the site) and, more recently, the presence of rare Bittern, for which the EU has granted the site SPA (Special...

  • Trevithick Statue - Camborne

    Every year on the last Saturday in April, the streets of Camborne are filled with bal maidens and steam engines for the annual Trevithick Day celebrations. Trevithick Day is a free one-day festival celebrating the town's prominent industrial...

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