Discover attractions in Cornwall

There’s always something to see and do in Cornwall, whatever the weather. The county is home to a number of attractions to suit all ages.

There are many excellent theme parks to keep children and adults entertained, as well as a variety of wildlife attractions – including zoos and aquariums, alongside seal, monkey and owl sanctuaries.

The beautiful Cornish countryside and coastline is bejewelled with ancient castles and delightful gardens and estates, many managed by English Heritage and the National Trust with doors wide open for visitors to explore.

For anyone that’s interested in history, then the Cornish past is bound to intrigue – and visitors can find out all about the fantastical age of pirates, as well as and the more industrial steam train and mining heritage.

There are also a number of terrific open air theatres, providing visitors with a perfect opportunity to unwind at the end of a long and busy day exploring.

Discover more about the many attractions in the different Cornwall regions in our detailed guides below.


Discover Cornwall's delights by region

Explore the attractions of the four Cornish corners

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