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Attractions in Cornwall

Best of Cornwall provides up to date information for people visiting Cornwall. Whether you are looking to visit the Minack Theatre, explore the Eden Project, watch an afternoon show at the Hall for Cornwall, explore the history of Pendennis and Tintagle Castle or see what Land's End has to offer our listings will have something for all the family, whatever the weather. 

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin General Station, Bodmin, PL31 1AQ
T: 0845 125 9 678
F:  01208 77963
W: www.bodminrailway.co.uk

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.

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Caerhays Castle Gardens

Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY
T: 01872 501310
W: www.caerhays.co.uk

Nestled in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Beach the 120 acre Caerhays Castle Gardens are everything you could wish for in a spring woodland garden.

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Minack Theatre

On the cliffs at Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU
T:  01736 810181 or 01736 810471 
W:  www.minack.com

The Minack Theatre is the most famous cliff theatre in Britain, possibly in the world, carved into the granite cliff overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno bay, set on the south coast, 3 miles from Land’s End and 9 miles south west of Penzance.

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National Maritime Museum

Discovery Quay
Falmouth
TR11 3QY
T: 01326 313388
W: www.nmmc.co.uk

A museum to have fun in whatever the weather

The multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation.  Silver winner of UK Heritage Attraction of the Year at the 2013 British Travel Awards, the Museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall. 

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Pendennis & Tintagel Castles

Pendennis Castle, Pendennis Headland, Falmouth TR11 4LP
T: 01326 316594
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/cornwall

Tintagel Castle, Tintagel PL34 0HE
T: 01840 7702328
W: www.english-heritage.org.uk/cornwall

Whether you're looking for action-packed live events or magical days out in beautiful locations, Pendennis and Tintagel Castles offer it all

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Siblyback Lake Country Park

Liskeard
PL14 6ER
T: 01579 346522
W: www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor and offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water. There is plenty to do at this scenic lake, including miles of walks, cycle trails, Segway tours, excellent bird watching, children's play areas and a cafe overlooking the water.

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Stithians Lake Country Park

Stithians Lake Country Park
Nr Redruth
TR16 6NW
T: 01209. 860301
W: www.swlakestrust.org.uk

Stithians Lake, Redruth, is an open site with uninterrupted views across the water. In addition to the Outdoor + Active centre there is also a circular walk around the lake which is just under 5 miles long. There is also a cycleway along the northern shore, and public footpaths may be accessed from the western shore for longer walks. With over five and a half miles of bank, walkers and bird watchers can enjoy the peaceful surroundings and bird hides.

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Trelissick Garden

Feock, Nr Truro TR3 6QL
T: 01872 862090
W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trelissick

On its own peninsular with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings in the country. There has been a settlement here dating back to the Iron Age, and today there are more than 30 acres of elevated gardens to explore, with twisting paths that lead you through significant collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, ginger lilies and year-round exciting woodland plants. As well as the garden, the 300 acre estate, with its countryside, woodlands and coast, make for breath-taking walks.

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