Attractions and Gardens

Tourist attractions and gardens Interesting and iconic places to visit

Discover the special places Cornwall is famous for; gorgeous gardens and iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, Tintagel 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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  1. Pendennis Castle | Falmouth | English Heritage

    Pendennis Castle

    Falmouth

    For a great value family day out in Cornwall, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, Falmouth, one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion.

  2. Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage

    Launceston Castle

    Launceston

    An unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.

  3. Tintagel Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage

    Tintagel Castle

    Tintagel

    For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views.

  4. Things to do in Cornwall | Caerhays Castle and Gardens | St. Austell | Cornwall

    Caerhays Castle and Gardens

    St. Austell

    Caerhays Castle and Gardens is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the south Cornish coast halfway between Truro and St. Austell. The gardens and castle are open to the public from mid Feburary to mid June every year.

  5. St Mawes Castle | English Heritage | Cornwall

    St. Mawes Castle

    St. Mawes

    Among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain.

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