Cornwall’s top attractions
From historic houses and ancient landmarks to world-renowned structures and family theme parks… Yes, it’s fair to say that Cornwall has an amazing mix of top attractions.
Wherever you choose to stay in Cornwall you can be sure that you’re not far from one of the county’s best attractions, which is particularly handy if the weather isn’t being so kind.
So, whether you want a gentle stroll around a National Trust property or prefer your attractions to be more of the white-knuckle ride variety, there’s something to suit all tastes and circumstance in our beautiful county. Here we’ve put together just a handful of our favourite attractions.
Cornwall's historic houses
Just a stone’s throw from Bodmin, Lanhydrock is owned by the National Trust and is one of the grandest properties in Cornwall. Set in 1,000 acres of parkland, there’s plenty to discover outside and in, with 50 rooms waiting to be explored!
Mount Edgcumbe House
Mount Edgcumbe Country House is one of the South West’s most popular attractions. This 400-year-old property is open from April through to September with the wider park open year round and is free to the public.
Pencarrow House and Gardens is tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor. This 50-room Georgian mansion has been home to the Molesworth family since Elizabethan times and you can enjoy guided tours of the property, taking in the fine paintings, furniture and architecture.
Explore Cornwall's breathtaking gardens
The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Rediscovered as recently as 1992, these gardens have been hailed as one of the best examples in the country. Today there is more than 200 acres to explore, with some spectacular rhodedendrons, palm trees and ponds to wander beside
Trebah is one of Cornwall’s finest gardens and is akin to a sub-tropical paradise on the south coast. Set in a magnificent location, close to the Helford River, Trebah is a must visit for garden lovers.
Located between Falmouth and Truro, Trelissick boasts some awe-inspiring views of the Cornish countryside and coastline. This 40-acre garden offers year-round colour, with many paths and routes available to explore
Top family attractions in Cornwall
The Eden Project
One of the most popular Cornwall attractions and arguable one of the most recognisable sites in the UK, let alone Cornwall, the Eden Project’s magical biomes are well worth a visit.
Camel Creek Adventure Park
With over 100 acres crammed full of activities, there’s loads on offer for the whole family at Camel Creek Adventure Park. There’s action-packed rides and rollercoasters aplenty here!
Flambards Theme Park
Another great family day out in Cornwall, Flambards is one of Cornwall’s most well-established theme parks. Crammed full of rides and family entertainment, there’s something for everyone of all ages here