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Best things to do in Cornwall

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Theatre
“Incredible setting for dramatic performances, close to some of Cornwall's most stunning beaches. Book early in peak season and bring (or hire) a cushion!”
218 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“World famous site with Mediterranean and tropical biomes Zip Wire Cafe Only about 20 mins away ”
267 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gardens, grounds, walled gardens, farm animals, great cafe, shop, child and dog friendly”
136 locals recommend
Art Museum
“What can I say - it's the Tate - the name says it all. You can sometimes see dolphins from the cafe window!”
149 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Most visited national trust site in the UK even if you do not go inside the walk across is breath taking ”
148 locals recommend
Park
“This place is close and the best Garden in Cornwall (IMHO). They have a nice cafe or just down the road is the the very scenic Ferry Boat Inn.”
52 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This cliff-edge castle, long associated with the legend of King Arthur, offers a day out that is as rich in adventure as it is in history. Straddling both the mainland and a weather-worn headland jutting out to sea, the site opens up a wild landscape bearing the imprint of centuries of habitation.”
52 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“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. ”
48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A real treat destination. A bit pricey but worth it. Excellent fish and seafood and locally grown produce. Extensive wine list includes Cornish wine from Camel Valley. ”
50 locals recommend
Theme Park
“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. ”
27 locals recommend
Castle
“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.”
43 locals recommend
Garden
“Another lovely National Trust mansion with delightful grounds going down to the estuary.”
37 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“A beautiful garden over looking Mounts Bay and St Micheal's Mount. The sculptures are large and set into the gardens some are permanent and some are temporary and change each year. The Tremenhere Kitchen serves lovely freshly cooked meals, plus tea, coffee, cakes and of course cream teas.”
59 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The food here is really good. you can eat in the bar area or the restaurant, both have great view out to sea and looking back across Fistral beach. There is also an outside seating area for when the weather is fine and the wind isnt blowing.”
57 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“It's touristy and tacky but given you are 30 mins from the end of the UK, it's worth a visit in my book...”
36 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A converted life boat station converted into a restaurant with great views nestled on the beach at Polkerris. Pre booking essential so if you want to include this in your stay call us for a booking.”
48 locals recommend