Best things to do in Cornwall
Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.
“The Lost Gardens provide families with possibly the best natural playground ever, making them one of the top family days out in Cornwall! There’s a network of magical gardens, woodland walks and farmland brimming with interest and intrigue; and with over 200 acres – enough room to tire the most energetic little legs! Throughout the year, they offer seasonal trails designed to inspire and captivate your children as you explore. In addition, they host a range of exciting family orientated events at key times of the year, from our popular Heligan Wild Week in May to nostalgic summer events programme, through to Halloween and Christmas, there’s always seasonal, nature-loving fun for the whole family.”
“Lovely walk over the causeway when the tide is out or catch the regular boat service. Has a nice little cafe serving a range of snacks including vegetarian/vegan and good coffee!”
“A total gem, inspirational, insightful and a real haven for any artists or folk who like to get to the heart of the place they’re staying. ”
“Great place to wander around, great views of St Michaels Mount and really fantastic food. We love the plant shop too, very inspirational ”
“Set on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. The picturesque castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role during the two World Wars. Today, you can experience the sights and sounds of battle, meet costumed characters from Pendennis’ past, look out for enemies, and witness the daily firing of a historic gun (Apr – Oct). Don't miss our fascinating exhibition, 'Fortress Falmouth and the First World War', which examines life at the castle during WW1.”
“Flambards is a great day out for the whole family. Before hitting the rides, take a walk through the Victorian Village and brave the Britain in the Blitz experience. ”