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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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  • AK Wildlife Cruises

    AK Wildlife Cruises

    Falmouth Marina
    TR11 2TD

    01326 316098

    These award-winning cruises are a wonderful way to see the spectacular coastline where dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen. With naturalists on board every trip, and photography actively encouraged, these trips are very popular with all ages.

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  • Harbour at St Ives

    Barnoon Workshop St Ives

    Saint Ives
    TR26 1JF

    07900 095203

    Make the most of the legendary light in St Ives by putting pencil to paper and recreating your favourite scenery.

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  • Blue Reef Aquarium

    Towan Promenade
    TR7 1DU

    01637 878134

    An underwater world of enchanting sea creatures and colourful corals where visitors will be impressed by the vast amounts of both local and exotic species.

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  • Bodinnick Ferry

    PL23 1LX

    01726 870232

    Take a trip on the friendly Bodinnick Ferry, which is accessible to cars, bikes, mini busses and foot passengers and explore the surrounding Cornish towns and beautiful sea views.

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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 coastline

    Bude Sea Pool

    EX23 8HN

    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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  • Chapel Street

    Chapel Street

    TR18 4AF

    Penzance’s oldest street, steeped in historical buildings and charming townhouses from the 18th century that lead to the enchanting St Mary’s Church.

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  • couples holidays

    Crooklets Beach

    EX23 8NE

    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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  • Looe

    East Looe Beach

    PL13 1BX

    A large sandy beach, sitting at the front of Looe Old Town and perfect for the whole family to enjoy beachside activities, including sandcastle building, swimming, snorkeling and admiring the charming views.

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  • Eden Project

    PL24 2SG

    01726 811911

    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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