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Things to do in Cornwall in the Rain

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Discover the best things to do in Cornwall in the rain

It can be tough going on a staycation when the UK’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. However, a rainy Cornwall does not mean a boring Cornwall! There are ample indoor activities to keep you entertained, including escape rooms, galleries and aquariums.

If it’s forecast to rain when you’re due to come down to this wonderful county, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a selection of indoor things to do in Cornwall that are suitable for all ages.

If you’re after a day out that’s filled with culture and history, a visit to a landmark is a must. From Truro Cathedral to Lanhydrock House and Garden, there’s so much to discover about Cornwall’s past.

When it comes to Cornwall things to do in the rain that are unique, be sure to visit the Eden Project or board the Helston Railway. Alternatively, kick back and relax with a tipple after a tour of one of the region’s many breweries, such as the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.

Wondering what else there is to do in rainy Cornwall? Be sure to bring out your artistic side at the glass centres of Atlantic Glass Studio and Beau Nidol. Or, put your thinking skills to the test during a visit to one of the many indoor activities in Cornwall, such as Cornwall’s Great Escape Rooms and Eureka Escape Cornwall.

There are so many things to do in Cornwall in the rain! Keep scrolling to uncover them all…

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  • Bookends of Fowey
    Image Credits: Allie Caulfield(CC BY 2.0)

    Shrew Books

    4 South St
    PL23 1AR


    Nestled on the bustling main street of Fowey, this beloved local bookshop will delight visitors with its range of books inspired by Cornwall.    

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  • Skinner’s Brewery

    Newham Rd
    TR1 2DP

    01872 271885

    Producing award-winning Cornish beers, Skinner’s Brewery is always open for visitors to come, witness the thrilling production process, and experience the skill and craft that goes into creating Cornwall’s finest beers and ales.

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  • Slide and Glide Surf

    Slide and Glide Surf

    70 Fore St
    TR7 1EY


    A one-stop shop for all your surfing and watersports needs with equipment and wetsuits available to buy or hire in Newquay.

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  • St Anthonys Church

    St Anthony’s Church

    St Anthony's Church
    Roseland St Anthony-in-Roseland
    TR2 5EZ


    A charming Grade II listed church dating back to 1150 and dedicated to St Antoninus King and martyr on the Roseland peninsula.

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  • St Austell Brewery

    St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre

    63 Trevarthian Rd
    Saint Austell
    PL25 4BY


    A historic brewery dating back to 1863 where visitors can see how award-winning beers are produced.

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  • St Eval Church
    Image Credits: Mike Searle(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    St Eval Church

    St Eval Church
    PL27 7WH

    A church dating back to the Norman period with an interesting history and fascinating links to WWII.    

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  • St Ives Railway, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Chris Morgan(CC BY-SA 2.0)

    St Ives Railway

    TR27 6JW

    03457 000125

    A scenic railway route from St Erth to St Ives with spectacular views and stunning stops along the way.

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  • Tin Mine in Cornwall

    St Just Mining District (UNESCO)

    St Just Mining District (UNESCO)
    St Just
    TR20 8PX

    Clifftop engine houses perched high above the Atlantic a stone’s throw from Land’s End where visitors can discover Cornwall’s mining heritage.

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  • St Mawes Castle, Truro

    St Mawes Castle

    Castle Dr
    St Mawes
    TR2 5DE

    One of the best-preserved Henry VIII coastal artillery fortresses perched on top of the dramatic coastline close to Truro and Falmouth.

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  • St Mawgan Church

    St Mawgan Church

    St Mawgan
    TR8 4ER


    A church dating back to the 13th century situated in the quaint village of St Mawgan where visitors can worship.

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