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.
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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.
The gardens at Pentillie Castle were described as a ‘National treasure’ by Country House Rescue’s Ruth Watson when she filmed here in 2009.
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.
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.
The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey.