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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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  • Tregothnan

    The Woodyard
    TR2 4AJ

    01872 520000

    Internationally renowned as the home of English Tea, Tregothnan is a private botanical garden and estate, regularly open for tours and events for visitors to come and admire the beautiful woodlands and plantations.

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  • Trematon Castle

    Castle Hill
    PL12 4QW

    01752 847986

    Beautifully-presented and intimate gardens surround this tiny Norman motte-and-bailey castle owned by the Duchy of Cornwall since 1337.

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  • Trenance Heritage Cottages

    Trenance Road
    TR7 2HW

    01637 859496

    A group of three Grade II-listed Cornish cottages that have been restored and offer a glimpse of Old Newquay are open to the public and are free to enter. They are the only row of pre-railway era homes located in Cornwall.

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  • Trerice


    Kestle Mill
    near Newquay, Cornwall
    TR8 4PG

    01637 875404

    Just three miles from Newquay lies Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house that is open for visitors to explore, offering the chance for the public to admire the elegant interiors and beautiful garden.

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  • Tenpin bowling balls and alley

    Trethorne Leisure Park

    Kennards House
    PL15 8QE

    01566 86324

    A theme park in Launceston that offers an exciting and entertaining day trip for families thanks to its extensive indoor and outdoor play facilities as well as its animal residents.

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  • Truro Cathedral

    Truro Cathedral

    14 St Mary's St
    TR1 2AF

    01872 276782

    The 19th-century cathedral of the Blessed Mary is a stunning addition to Truro and as one of only three cathedrals in the UK with three spires, its striking architecture is a pivotal characteristic of the city.

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    War Horse Valley Countryside Park

    War Horse Valley Countryside Park
    Parsonage Farm
    EX19 8SN

    01837 810318

    War Horse Valley Countryside Park is a superb attraction resting in North Devon. Here, you will find a museum with 10 exhibitions, meet the farm animals, enjoy a trailer ride and much more!

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  • Swimming

    WaterWorld Leisure Centre

    WaterWorld Leisure Centre
    Trenance Ln
    TR7 2LZ

    01637 853828

    WaterWorld Leisure Centre is located in the coastal resort of Newquay and offers superb things to do in Cornwall while it’s raining. Look forward to enjoying the 25m swimming pool, the gym and a variety of fitness classes.

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    Welcombe Pottery

    Welcombe Pottery
    EX39 6HG

    01288 331506

    Welcombe Pottery is set within an old smithy and today is beautiful pottery and gallery. Explore David Westcott’s Gallery and Alice Gare Gallery before enjoying one of the many classes on offer.

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  • Wheal Martyn Clay

    Wheal Martyn Clay
    Saint Austell
    PL26 8XG

    Wheal Martyn Clay is the UK’s only China Clay Museum, set within a 26-acre country park, where an array of things to do awaits.

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