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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.

Botanical Garden
“A must visit place whilst you are hear - there's plenty to do and is a casual atmosphere”
266local recommendations
Theatre
“This is a stunning open air theatre built by a lady and her gardener she started to build it before the second world war, it is a wonderful place to visit during the day but even better if you can book a show up and watch it in the evening. Basic foods like pasty's etc are available as well as a coffee shop and some hot food.”
213local recommendations
Art Museum
“What can I say - it's the Tate - the name says it all. You can sometimes see dolphins from the cafe window!”
149local recommendations
Park
“Beautiful gardens, grounds, walled gardens, farm animals, great cafe, shop, child and dog friendly”
136local recommendations
Historic Site
“St Michael's Mount is a National trust sit on an island near Marazion in Mounts Bay. I has a stunning castle type home and beautiful gardens. When the tide is out you can walk across to the island along the causeway. ”
145local recommendations
Park
“A beautiful garden walk through the sub tropical valley to the tranquil beach at the bottom. ”
52local recommendations
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.”
57local recommendations
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. ”
48local recommendations
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.”
58local recommendations
Seafood Restaurant
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“Lovely seafood restaurant - booking required in advance. Overlooks Porthminster Beach.”
49local recommendations
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.”
43local recommendations
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. ”
27local recommendations
Gastropub
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“Whether dining in the restaurant, bar, beer garden or sun terrace, the ocean views from this restaurant are great”
56local recommendations
Cinema
“A relaxing beautiful cinema. The restaurant is highly recommended in the scenic Newlyn by the harbour ”
42local recommendations
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...”
37local recommendations
Park
“Fabulous camellia collection. Free entry to the park. Riverside views and duck pond.”
18local recommendations