Cornwall Attractions

  • St. Michaels Mount
    Marazion, Cornwall, TR17 0HS
    Still home to the St Aubyn family as well as a small community, this iconic rocky island is crowned by a medieval church and castle - with the oldest buildings dating from the 12th century.

    Immerse yourself in history, wonder at the architecture and discover the legend of Jack the Giant Killer.
    Look down on the subtropical terraced garden and enjoy the breathtaking views of spectacular Mount's Bay.

    If the weather is favourable, take a short evocative boat trip to the island, or at low tide, enjoy the walk across the causeway.

  • Minack Theatre
    Porthcurno, Penzance TR19 6JU
    The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.

    From above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather and below that, the sea of the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Tintagel Castle
    Castle Rd, Tintagel, PL34 0HE
    Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip.

    Throughout the year, a packed events programme provides great family fun including Tales of King Arthur, Castle of Legend and Easter Adventure Quest!

    Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave. The castle also features in the tale of Tristan and Isolde. With a history stretching as far back as the Romans, Tintagel Castle is one of the most iconic visitor attractions in the south west.

  • Wheal Coates Tin Mine
    Saint Agnes TR5 0NU
    See why Wheal Coates is one of the Cornish mining sites celebrating the tinth year of UNESCO World Heritage status.

    The site is most notable for its three engine houses and in particular the iconic Towanroath Shaft engine house, which is now a Grade II listed building. The whole site is in the care of the National Trust (as is the adjacent Chapel Porth beach).

  • Lappa Valley Sream Railway
    St. Newlyn East, Newquay TR8 5LX
    Board a narrow-gauge (15in) vintage steam train and weave through leafy woodland to the site of historic East Wheal Rose mine.

    Once there, paddle a canoe or giant swan around the boating lake, explore gentle nature trails or the wooden fortress, play crazy golf and ride more tiny rare trains, such as the 7¼-inch woodland railway, with sit-astride benches.