Cornwall is one of the most popular areas of the UK for holidays. There are lots of sights, attractions and places to visit throughout the region. Below is a selection of what we consider to be some of the best places to visit.
Some you may have heard of and others you may not. Check them out and perhaps add some to your list when you consider taking a break in this area.
The Eden Project is one of the premier attractions in Cornwall. Every year thousands of people enjoy everything that is on offer at this tourist hot spot. Just some of the great features here include the Rainforest Biome, Rainforest Canopy Walkway, Sky Wire, Perfume Garden and much more.
The Eden Project is open throughout the year and has a variety of activities and exhibits depending on the time of year you choose to come here. The Eden Project is a must visit attraction. http://www.edenproject.com/
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Something not so known but equally impressive is the Lost Gardens of Heligan. This attraction covers over 200 acres of gardens steeped in history and mystery.
There are a variety of areas of the estate including the Productive Gardens, Pleasure Grounds & Jungle. The estate has an abundance of wildlife including the insect hotel and honeybee observatory.
Explore the woodlands and the farm with livestock including cows, pigs and sheep (to name a few). There is also a shop and plant centre. The lost gardens are open throughout the year. There is also a joint ticket option with the Eden Project. http://heligan.com
The Lizard Peninsula is a beautiful place to enjoy some time exploring. The beautiful coastline and rocky cliffs and the beaches are somewhere to relax. One of the warmest places in the UK with clear and crisp air. Designated an area of outstanding beauty and somewhere to experience on your holiday.
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A stunning sub-tropical paradise with a coastal backdrop. The attraction is open throughout the year and has amazing flowers, with over 4 miles of paths and a private secluded beach on the banks of the river Helford.
The gardens here have been rated in the top 80 in the entire world, so without doubt somewhere worth visiting. A south facing beach with shingle and rock pools. Somewhere you can truly settle back and relax. Also on site is the Trebah Kitchen and the Amphitheatre. http://www.trebahgarden.co.uk
Geevor Tin Mine
This is the largest preserved tin mine in the country. You can go underground and explore the 18th century mine. Experience the interactive museum where you can learn more about the Tin & Copper Mine industry.
The mine is set within another Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has wonderful view, is surrounded by countryside and has incredible sea views. There are plenty of events & exhibitions throughout the year. http://www.geevor.com/
One of the most famous beaches in Cornwall and a Mecca for the surfing crowd. The surfing centre on the beach has an array of cafes and restaurants and of course surf hire. If you have never been surfing before then perhaps a day at surf school can teach you the basics.
Fistral Beach is without doubt somewhere the whole family will enjoy spending a day out together. With the sun, sea & surf, can there be any better choice? http://fistralbeach.co.uk/
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Pendennis Castle is part of English Heritage and has plenty to keep you entertained for the day. There are castle tours to explore the ancient castle and delve into some of the history. As well as this there are exhibitions including the First World War exhibit.
The discovery centre, Victorian defences, guns and cannons and castle keep are just a few more aspects to this attraction. Along with this is the stunning coastal backdrop. A must visit attraction when you are on your holiday in Cornwall. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/pendennis-castle/
The Camel Trail will get you deep into the heart of the Cornwall coast and countryside. The trail is over 18 miles in length and is for the most part traffic free. There are several ways you can explore the trail from either walking or cycling to horse riding.
The trail is split into three sections which includes Padstow to Wadebridge (5.5 Miles), Wadebridge to Bodmin (5.75 miles) and Bodmin to Enfordbridge (6.25 Miles). There are a number of places you can hire bikes and the use of the trail is free. http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/cameltrail
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Seal Sanctuary is one of four dotted around the mainland of Britain. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is set in the picture postcard area of the Helford Estuary. This is an actual working rescue centre and has a range of residents including the Grey Seals, Common Seals, Californian Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and more.
The centre is run by a range of volunteers and is without doubt a worthwhile trip to check out the resident sea life. Enjoy a day out and explore the sea life of the region, the whole family will be sure to love this star attraction. http://www.sealsanctuary.co.uk/corn1.html
Crealy Great Adventure Parks
A top theme park in the heart of Cornwall and somewhere the kids and adults will enjoy. With a wide range of rides and attractions including thrill rides such as the Twister, Maximus, Tidal Wave. Family attractions include the Carousel, Safari Express & Dino Jeeps.
There are also animal activities where the kids can be a keeper, Meerkat manor and animal land. In total, there are over 60 super rides and attractions for a full day or mores entertainment. The park covers over 100 acres of land with beautiful countryside to explore while you are there. https://www.crealy.co.uk/