Renowned for its glorious countryside, striking coastline and unique attractions, you’ll find an abundance of places to visit in Cornwall that leave lasting memories. From catching a performance at the open-air clifftop Minack Theatre to surfing the waves at Newquay’s Fistral Beach or delving into the Arthurian legend at Tintagel, Cornwall has something for everyone.
Wander the South West Coast Path to discover picturesque coves, golden beaches and quaint harbours, explore the world’s largest greenhouse at the Eden Project, venture to the tidal island of Saint Michael’s Mount at low tide or tuck into a delectable Cornish pasty. Take in the subtropical paradise of Trebah Garden or go back in time at Henry VIII’s coastal fort, Pendennis Castle.
Although much of Tintagel is themed around the legend of King Arthur, there are other things to do.
Visit the old Post Office, walk the South West Coast Path or visit the ancient church of St Materiana’s, perched high on the cliff overlooking Tintagel Castle, where King Arthur is supposed to have lived.
St Michael's Mount
St Michael’s Mount is a tidal island and can be accessed at low tide by foot over the causeway, or by boat at hightide.
The island is steeped in Cornish legends and history and is a truly unique site to visit. Once there explore beautiful gardens and of course the castle itself.
Trebah is the wild and magical result of over 180 years of inspired and dedicated creation. The natural spring at the top of the garden drops 10ft into the Koi Pool and cascades through drifts of brightly coloured waterside plantings.
This river runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and gives you lots of options to explore it on ferries or boat trips.
This tidal river runs from Truro to Falmouth, so you will see the beautiful waters of the Carrick Roads and have the stunning backdrop of St Mawes and the Roseland Peninsula to enjoy.
Gateway to Cornwall Tour
Experience the dramatic gateway to Cornwall at Saltash where two bridges span the River Tamar which separates Devon and Cornwall.
Poldark's Tin Coast Tour
Be immersed in heritage as you walk the South West Coast Path between the Botallack and Levant mines, UNESCO Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites. Discover and explore unique mine buildings, a well-preserved arsenic works and locations used in the filming of ‘Poldark’.
Cornish Roots 'Cousin Jacks' Tour
On the far south western tip of Britain, bathed in the mild waters of the Gulf Stream, mineral-rich Cornwall has drawn visitors for Millennia: the Romans came to trade for tin two thousand years ago; marauding Vikings plundered the coasts and from the 1800’s generations of miners emigrated taking their culture and expertise with them. They were known as ‘Cousin Jacks’.
Castles, Clippers & Cream Teas Tour
Walk around Pendennis Headland with its historic castle that has defended the entrance to Falmouth’s picturesque natural harbour for many centuries. Enjoy sweeping views of the gentle Cornish coast and picturesque Roseland peninsula.
Walk Portreath World Heritage Port
Discover lesser-known corners of Portreath, Cornish Mining World Heritage Site once Georgian spa, bustling Victorian port and now small resort on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. Explore the harbour, village and beach on a walk with your local Cornish Blue Badge Guide.