Attractions in St Mawes

  • (NOW CLOSED) 18th Century manor house set in 12 acres of natural Victorian gardens overlooking the Helford River Estuary

  • 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.

  • Small aquarium located in a four-storey town house in the heart of Falmouth.

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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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