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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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  • luxury jewelry store

    Cornwall Gold and Tolgus Mill

    New Portreath Road
    Nr Redruth
    TR16 4HN

    01209 203280

    Mix history with jewellery shopping and crafts at this heritage site nestled within 18 acres of the beautiful Cornish countryside.

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  • escape rooms

    Cornwall’s Great Escape Rooms

    Unit 4
    Wesley Place
    TR18 5AZ

    01736 332306

    Explore an abandoned pirate ship or uncover mafia secrets at these award-winning escape rooms.

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  • Barn own in flight

    Countryside Hawking

    Countryside Hawking Falconry
    North Cornwall

    01566 781671

    Nestled in the scenic moorland and woodland of North Cornwall is this falconry centre where visitors can learn to handle trained birds of prey.

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  • museum

    Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum

    Nottles Park
    PL32 9YF

    A war museum and airfield that allows visitors an insight into living through conflict and the role of the armed forces.

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  • Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

    Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

    Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
    Milford Lifton
    PL16 0AT

    01566 783425

    Visit this whimsical site packed with historical artifacts, memorabilia, and working rides and learn about Britain’s rich fairground history.

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  • Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room

    Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room

    Docton Mill Gardens and Tea Room
    EX39 6EA

    01237 441369

    An award-winning flower garden and cafe where visitors will be impressed with the range of trees and wildflowers.

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  • Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, Lostwithiel

    Duchy of Cornwall Nursery

    Cott Road
    PL22 0HW

    01208 872668

    Visitors will find sanctuary at this beautiful nursery, where horticulture is celebrated and nature is encouraged to flourish.

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  • East Pool Mine

    East Pool Mine

    Agar Road
    TR15 3ED

    01209 315027

    Visit this impressive Cornish beam engine at the heart of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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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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  • English Spirit Distillery at Treguddick Manor

    South Petherwin
    PL15 7JN

    01566 788310

    Book a tour and tasting experience like no other at this first-rate distillery nestled in the Cornish countryside.

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