Best Things to See & Do in Perranwell

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  • 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 in spring when the ancient meadow of Parc Lyre comes alive with a carpet of bluebells.

  • 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 are dotted with old granite ruins.

  • Burncoose Woodland Gardens

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

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

  • National Maritime Museum Falmouth

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

  • Truro Cathedral

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

  • Gwennap Pit

    It is believed that the original pit was a 'natural' depression in the surrounding area, probably caused by the surface collapsing into an abandoned mine dig below. The fact that the pit does not collect water to this day, probably adds...

  • Raze the Roof

    One of the longest established indoor / soft play areas in Cornwall. Great range of activities for a wide range of kids - from toddlers to teens.

    Kids love to play in our mega play frame, slides, climbing wall, ball cannons, astro glide....

  • 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

  • Roseland House

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

  • 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

  • Duke Street Sandwich Deli

    Set on the corner of St Mary's and Duke Street this little cafe is the best spot in town for paninis, sandwiches and salad boxes. There's a great choice of fillings to eat in or takeaway.

    The Deli is the ideal place to grab a window seat and watch the world go by. There is also an outside area which makes a great option in the summer.

  • The Old Grammar School - Truro

    You sit on benches at scrubbed wooden tables - but that's where the resemblance to actual school ends. The Old Grammar School (TOGS) near Truro Cathedral, serves up a relaxed atmosphere, creative cocktails, and some of the best tapas in town.

    Pop in for a relaxed lunch of Mediterranean-inspired food while you'...
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  • Georgian house surrounded by fine gardens featuring walled garden, borders, topiary and original Victorian conservatory. Also includes small woodland area and attached nursery

  • ShelterBox Visitor Centre

    Set in the heart of Truro, the ShelterBox Visitor Centre is a unique insight into what it takes for the charity to respond to natural disasters around the world. From information about the trademark ShelterKit (including having a go at packing...

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