Things to do in Cornwall

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Discover the best attractions and activities that Cornwall has to offer

Being one of the top tourist destinations in the UK, Cornwall has an array of attractions and things to do throughout the year.

Whether you choose a family day out at Fistral Beach, or cuddle up to a loved one under the stars whilst watching a performance at the outdoor Minack Theatre, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice on a stay in Cornwall. Discover the top things to do in Cornwall in our travel guide, from iconic attractions such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, to the natural beauty of the South West Coast Path.

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  • Bodmin Jail

    Bodmin Jail

    Discover life behind bars as an 18th Century prisoner in the heart of Cornwall. Explore the many cells and features that make your visit to the Jail a fun and educational adventure, and just a little bit scary.

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    Bude Sea Pool

    A semi-natural sea pool that was built to intend a safe environment for swimmers, and overlooks the beautiful Summerleaze Beach.

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  • Clovelly Village

    A very picturesque and charming village steeped in winding cobbled streets and attractive buildings, leading down to the peaceful fishing harbour.

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    Crooklets Beach

    With pretty rock pools bordering the coastline and beach huts available to hire, Crooklets Beach is the ideal setting to admire one of Bude’s most popular surfing destinations.

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  • Eden Project

    Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Eden Project houses an incredible indoor rainforest under two biomes that visitors can explore and learn all about the complex relationship between people and plants.

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  • Fistral Beach

    Newquay’s iconic Fistral Beach is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the World, a beautiful stretch of golden sand that spectators can enjoy while surfers take advantage of the epic swells.

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  • Flambards Theme Park

    Flambards Theme Park

    Flambards Theme Park is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment. From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Flambards.

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  • Lundy Island

    Located just a short distance from Bude, off the North Devon Coast, Lundy Island is an unspoilt heritage site and home to a stunning display of wildlife with breath-taking views.

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  • Minack Theatre

    Carved into the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Porthcurno Bay is the world famous Minack Theatre, a unique venue offering a full programme of opera, drama and musicals during the summer months.

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  • St. Michael’s Mount

    The rocky tidal island linked to the town of Marazion is home to a medieval church, castle and picturesque harbour that visitors can tour and discover more about the island’s vivid history.

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  • Summerleaze Beach

    This popular beach, surrounded by colourful huts, contains a large stretch of golden sand and is perfect for outdoor adventures and watersports.

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  • Tintagel Castle

    A medieval fortification set high on the rugged peninsula of Tintagel Island, the castle and surrounding site is linked to the fascinating history of King Arthur.

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