Cornwall’s rich history and spectacular landscape have inspired the work of droves of artists and writers, which fill its numerous galleries and museums. It may be famous for its beaches and cream teas, but arts and history are at the core of Cornwall’s many attractions.
Its abundant collection of castles, museums and manor houses reflect the varied and exciting past this county has lived through. From Arthurian times through to the industrial revolution, Cornwall boasts a past closely linked to major historical events and people. So, if you’re thirsty for culture, Cornwall has it in hordes.
The castles and ruins that are dotted around the coastline in dramatic fashion enable you to experience the famous beaches from a different perspective.
Meanwhile, located within Cornwall’s beautiful surroundings are an abundance of magnificent Tudor and Victorian manor houses, each with its own unique past.
There are plenty of sites to explore, where you can walk in the steps of sculptor Barbara Hepworth, writer Daphne Du Maurier, and painter William Turner. Take the time to drink in Cornwall’s arts and history, and let it awaken your creativity.
Learn more about the cultural escapes that fill the different corners of Cornwall in our detailed guides below.