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Top 10 Attractions in Cornwall

Here we feature the 10 most popular 'must see' attractions. As you could imagine, with an area as beautiful as Cornwall, coupled with our great selection of world class visitor attractions, it's not easy choosing a definitive list so we have tried to include as much as we can to suit all age groups! See the A-Z for the full listings of things to do in whilst visiting Cornwall.

Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

 

One of the UK's most visited attractions!

 

Where is it..? nr Tintagel

Bedruthan Steps

Bedruthan Steps

 

Awe inspiring beauty!

 

Where is it..? nr Mawgan Porth

Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

 

Fun for all the family!

 

Where is it..? nr Newquay

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

 

Great beach with adventure activities!

 

Where is it..? nr Newquay

Padstow

Padstow

 

Plenty to see in this part of Cornwall!

 

Where is it..? nr Padstow

Newquay Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

 

Get close up to sharks & crocodiles!

 

Where is it..? nr Newquay

Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park

 

Great venue for the little ones!

 

Where is it..? nr Wadebridge

Holywell Bay Fun Park

Holywell Bay Fun Park

 

Kids won't want to leave!

 

Where is it..? nr Newquay

Camel Trail

The Camel Trail

 

Cornwall's popular multi-use trail!

 

Where is it..? nr Wadebridge

St Eval Karting

St Eval Kart Circuit

 

Serious fun for thrill-seekers!

 

Where is it..? nr St Eval

Eden Project

Eden Project

 

Cornwall's very own rainforest!

 

Where is it..? nr St Austell

Adrenalin Quarry

Adrenalin Quarry

 

Action packed activities!

 

Where is it..? nr Liskeard

Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock

 

National trust gem!

 

Where is it..? nr Bodmin

Bodmin Moor Screech Owl Sanctuary

Screech Owl Sanctuary

 

Informative and fun!

 

Where is it..? nr St Columb

St Austell Brewery

St Austell Brewery

 

More fun for adults than kids!

 

Where is it..? nr St Austell

Charlestown

Charlestown

 

Tall ships & smuggling museum!

 

Where is it..? nr St Austell

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

 

Real life Choo Choo trains!

 

Where is it..? nr Bodmin

Du Maurier Festival

Du Maurier Festival

 

Popular maritime town and festival!

 

Where is it..? nr Fowey

Kidzworld Cornwall

KidzWorld

 

Something for kids of all ages!

 

Where is it..? nr St Austell

Top 10 things to do in north Cornwall   (click here to see all attractions in north Cornwall)

Top 10 things to do in mid Cornwall   (click here to see all attractions in mid Cornwall)

There's plenty more though me ansum's - see our north Cornwall page for more things to do, or you can search through the towns & villages for specific locations.

Top 10 things to do in south Cornwall   (click here to see all attractions in south Cornwall)

There's plenty more though me ansum's - see our mid Cornwall page for more things to do, or you can search through the towns & villages for specific locations.

Looe

Looe

 

Popular family holiday location!

 

Where is it..? nr Looe

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Lost Gardens of Heligan

 

A gardeners delight!

 

Where is it..? nr Mevagissey

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

 

Always a lot on for the kids here!

 

Where is it..? nr Falmouth

Monkey Sanctuary

Monkey Sanctuary

 

Little monkeys will love it!

 

Where is it..? nr Looe

The Roseland Peninsula

The Roseland Peninsula

 

Glorious scenery along the south coast!

 

Where is it..? nr St Mawes

Mevagissey

Mevagissey

 

Quaint Cornish fishing village!

 

Where is it..? nr Mevagissey

Lamorran Gardens

Lamorran Gardens

 

Set in a wonderful location!

 

Where is it..? nr St Mawes

Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens

 

A Titchmarsh favourite!

 

Where is it..? nr Falmouth

National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

 

Falmouth is a popular sea-faring town!

 

Where is it..? nr Falmouth

Polperro

Polperro

 

Quintessential Cornish fishing harbour!

 

Where is it..? nr Looe

Top 10 things to do in west Cornwall   (click here to see all attractions in west Cornwall)

There's plenty more though me ansum's - see our south Cornwall page for more things to do, or you can search through the towns & villages for specific locations.

The best beaches in Cornwall

The Best Beaches

 

Check out the best beaches in the West!

 

Where is it..? nr west Cornwall

The Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre

 

Magical surroundings!

 

Where is it..? nr Porthcurno

St Ives

St Ives

 

Popular with artist's due to its light!

 

Where is it..? nr St Ives

Flambards

Flambards

 

A full day out for all the family!

 

Where is it..? nr Helston

Paradise Park

Paradise Park

 

Popular childrens animal themed park!

 

Where is it..? nr Hayle

Heartlands

Heartlands

 

FREE visitor attraction & play area!

 

Where is it..? nr Camborne

Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

 

UK's largest preserved tin mining site!

 

Where is it..? nr St Just

St Michaels Mount

St Michael's Mount

 

A simply magical place to visit!

 

Where is it..? nr Penzance

Trengwainton Garden

Trengwainton Gardens

 

This garden is still alive in winter!

 

Where is it..? nr Penzance

Golf Courses in west Cornwall

Golf Courses

 

Some seriously stunning locations!

 

Where is it..? nr west Cornwall

Top 10 things to do in east Cornwall   (click here to see all attractions in east Cornwall)

There's plenty more though me ansum's - see our west Cornwall page for more things to do, or you can search through the towns & villages for specific locations.

Port Eliot

Port Eliot

 

Quirky grounds & popular festival!

 

Where is it..? nr St Germans

Morwellham Quay

Morwellham Quay

 

Historic inland village port!

 

Where is it..? nr Gunnislake

Cotehele

Cotehele House & Gardens

 

Tudor mansion and estate!

 

Where is it..? nr St Mellion

Tamar Otters

Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre

 

Cute & playful little critters!

 

Where is it..? nr Launceston

Launceston Steam Railway

Launceston Steam Railway

 

Popular choo choo's!

 

Where is it..? nr Launceston

Rame Peninsula

Rame Peninsula

 

Cornwall's forgotten corner!

 

Where is it..? nr Torpoint

Tamar Donkey Park

Tamar Donkey Park

 

Splendid animal charity!

 

Where is it..? nr Launceston

Mount Edgcumbe Gardens

Mount Edgcumbe Park

 

One of only 4 Country Parks in Cornwall!

 

Where is it..? nr Torpoint

Antony House

Antony House

 

18th century National trust house!

 

Where is it..? nr Torpoint

Whitsand Bay

Whitsand Bay

 

Huge sandy beach!

 

Where is it..? nr Torpoint

There's plenty more though me ansum's - see our east Cornwall page for more things to do, or you can search through the towns & villages for specific locations.