There’s so much to see in South Cornwall that you’ll need to ensure you pack your most comfortable shoes. Feel like high society in the many stately homes located here, many of which have been restored after they were left without ownership in World War II. When you’ve had enough of that luxury, why not try a couple of castles for size?
Highlights: popular arts and heritage sites in South Cornwall
National Maritime Museum
Located on the harbour in Falmouth, the striking architecture of the museum is hard to miss. Find out about how the sea has been vital to the lives of the Cornish people through the centuries.
Hall for Cornwall
Soak up ballet, some classical music or something more at this arts theatre in the heart of Truro.
Henry VIII used this fortress to defend Cornwall against foreign invasion. Visit to find out how it played a role in the First World War and, between April and October, you can experience guns from the 19th century and World War II being fired from the castle.
Royal Cornwall Museum
Find out about the Cornish mining history and more in glorious surroundings. Plus, take the opportunity to view the county through the eyes of its artists with work from Harold Harvey and Stanhope Forbes.
Not only is this 18th century house one of the finest of its period, its extensive collection of portraits includes work by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Godfrey Kneller. The house is now owned by the National Trust, but the family who built it still live there.
Cornwall has even more delights on offer. Look for more attractions in our guides below.