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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”
277 locals recommend
Theatre
“Ancient and mystifying!! The play will go on - regardless of the weather - so be prepared!!”
221 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!”
153 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful gardens, grounds, walled gardens, farm animals, great cafe, shop, child and dog friendly”
141 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Scenic and historic - but check the tides, go at low tide to walk across the causeway and visit the mount.”
154 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful garden walk through the sub tropical valley to the tranquil beach at the bottom. ”
53 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.”
60 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. ”
54 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.”
60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Lovely seafood restaurant - booking required in advance. Overlooks Porthminster Beach.”
49 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.”
44 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Victorian Village,Britain in the Blitz,War Gallery,Pioneers of Flight,Memory Lane,Concorde Life-size simulation,Vintage Motorcycles.All indoors but if the sun shines then you will be on the child friendly rides and attractions or some of the adrenaline fueled experiences. https://www.flambards.co.uk/ ”
29 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“You can walk to the Lewinnick Lodge from the house along both Gannel or Fistral beach foot path. It takes approximately 30 minutes to get there and is dog friendly.”
58 locals recommend
Cinema
“A relaxing beautiful cinema. The restaurant is highly recommended in the scenic Newlyn by the harbour ”
44 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Incredible views and a great place for walking. There are also several other attractions which are popular with visitors - they change from time to time so it is best to look online to see what is currently on - https://landsend-landmark.co.uk/ Just over an hours drive from Portreath, we would recommend going on a day when the weather is good to get the most from this area of outstanding natural beauty.”
39 locals recommend
Park
“Stunning Country House that looks out towards Plymouth Sound. Great place to explore the grounds and amazing gardens. Tours of the house came also be purchased”
23 locals recommend