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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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  • The Monkey Sanctuary

    Murrayton House St Martins
    PL13 1NZ

    01503 262532

    Get the whole family involved in this spectacular monkey experience, where you can meet, hold and learn all about the fantastic work The Monkey Sanctuary does to protect this special species.

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  • The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
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    The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

    The Harbour
    PL35 0HD

    01840 250111

    The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic offers visitors a great insight into the occult. The museum is home to an extensive collection of witch-inspired artefacts, dioramas and more!

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  • National Lobster Hatchery
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    The National Lobster Hatchery

    The National Lobster Hatchery
    S Quay
    PL28 8BL

    01841 533877

    A marine conservation, research and education charity where visitors can learn all about Lobsters and the work being done to enhance the lobster population.

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  • The Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel, Feature

    The Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel

    St Michael's Rd
    TR7 1RA

    01637 850749

    The Parish Church of Saint Michael the Archangel enjoys the lovely surroundings of central Newquay and offers weekly services to the public.

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  • The Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel, Feature

    The Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel

    Hall Hotel
    Hanson Dr
    PL23 1ET

    01726 833866

    Looking for a place to enjoy a well-deserved moment of tranquillity and relaxation? Come to The Spa at the Fowey Hall Hotel, where wellness can be achieved with ease.

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  • The Tide Climbing Centre Bouldering

    The Tide Climbing Centre

    The Tide Climbing Centre
    PL27 7SE

    01841 531134

    An innovative, family-friendly climbing facility located in Wadebridge that offers both roped and bouldering.

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  • Tintagel Old Post Office

    Tintagel Old Post Office

    Fore St
    PL34 0DB

    01840 770024

    A National Trust protected, 14th-century stone building, steeped in history and accessible to view the medieval remains.

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  • Vintage toy robots

    Tintagel Toy Museum

    Fore Street
    PL34 0DD

    01840 770354

    Discover vintage toys and artefacts on display at the Tintagel Toy Museum and relive your childhood memories.

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  • Tregantle Fort

    Tregantle Fort

    Tregantle Fort
    S W Coast Path
    PL11 3AZ

    Tregantle Fort in southeast Cornwall is one of many forts created around Plymouth to dissuade French naval attacks.

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  • Tregiffian Burial Chamber

    Tregiffian Burial Chamber

    St Buryan
    TR19 6BQ

    A Neolithic/early Bronze Age chambered tomb managed by the Cornwall Heritage Trust where you’ll find an entrance passage leading into a central chamber.

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