Attractions and Gardens
Hundreds of special places
Discover the special places Cornwall is famous for; spectacular beaches; surf spots and surf schools; gorgeous gardens; cliff top walks; boat trips; and of course iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, King Arthur's castle and the Eden Project. But Cornwall will keep surprising you with the vast offer of new, different and fun things to do, even if you're a regular visitor, or a local. The National Trust in Cornwall has more than 25 historic places and gardens.
Browse through our listings of official Tourist Board members representing the best attractions and gardens in Cornwall. Use the left-hand filters to refine your search and help you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Meet loads of amazing species at Newquay Zoo – the only place in Cornwall to have lions. We also have beautiful songbirds, slithery snakes, scaly skinks, marvelous meerkats and tropical toucans – to name a few.
Atmospheric valley garden of mature Dicksonia, palms, magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons. Close to the Helford River with exceptional views over river and sea.
The ‘Hartland’ stretch of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of the smallest, running from just above Bude to the North Cornish border with Devon. It takes in the famous village of Morwenstow and borders the old wool town of Kilkhampton.
Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, Eden is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches.
Originally created to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, this garden is filled with exotic trees, shrubs and flowers. There's also a bandstand, during the summer, concerts are held.