Places of Interest
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is without doubt a fascinating experience for both enthusiasts and non-gardeners alike; with its awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent array of plants, it is little wonder that this is one of the area’s top tourist attractions.
is remarkable in that it has survived as a working port and still exports a small amount of china clay today. The historic town has largely escaped development and remains one of the finest and most fascinating places on the Cornish coast. The town’s Shipwreck and Heritage Centre commemorates achievement and heartbreak in a unique 18th century setting barely touched by time.
Site of the largest garden restoration in Europe, Heligan’s 200 acres includes a lush sub-tropical jungle, Victorian Productive Gardens and romantic pleasure grounds.
is one of Britain’s most picturesque towns with steep, narrow winding streets and a delightful harbour.
is an ancient, yet busy fishing port which is characterised by its pastel colourwashed cottages and quaint, narrow streets. It was an area which was frequently visited by the late poet laureate John Betjeman and is also noted as the capital of Cornish seafood cuisine.
is still a working fishing port and has been since the 14th century. The museum, housed in an 18th century building, exhibits a wonderful collection of photographs depicting life in the village during the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also an interesting model railway, beautiful beaches and scenic walks to enjoy.
Penzance and Land’s End
provide all the ingredients for a fascinating day out. Stroll around the pretty harbour in Penzance then visit Land’s End, the ‘first and last point of England’, which is one of the country’s top tourist attractions.
St Michael’s Mount
On top of this volcanic rock sits a romantic castle/house dating from the 12th Century.
was once the county town of Cornwall and Bodmin Museum charts the history of the town up to the second world war. Take a scenic journey on the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway, or visit Bodmin Gaol where the Crown Jewels and Domesday Book were stored during the first world war.
is surrounded by myth and mystery. It’s ruined castle, perched atop steep cliffs which rise some 100m from the sea, was built by Reginald, Earl of Cornwall in the middle of the 12th century on the ruins of what is believed to be the legendary Camelot.
is the county town of Cornwall. The 19th century cathedral, with its 250 foot central tower and three spires is well worth a visit and the Royal Cornwall Museum, which is Cornwall’s oldest, has many interesting exhibits, including local minerals and even an unwrapped mummy!
This old market town is one of the largest towns in Cornwall. It was for centuries an important mining town, but the discovery of its china clay deposits increased the town’s growth and economy. Take time to visit St Austell Brewery, the largest in Cornwall, or spend the afternoon strolling around Tregrehan Gardens, which features a wonderful collection of camelias and rhododendrons from around the world.