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History and Heritage attractions Explore Cornwall's vibrant past

Cornwall has achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas which best represent our mining past. Cornwall's vibrant identity has evolved from history going back 3000 years and a rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the region today. Discover this rich history by exploring museums, ancestral houses, castles and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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  1. Things to do in Cornwall | Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden | St Neot |  Cornwall

    Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden

    Liskeard

    Part of Cornwall's mining heritage, 3 man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard.

  2. Gardens in Cornwall | Trerice House and Gardens | Newquay

    Trerice House and Gardens

    Newquay

    An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries. Today the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice, much prized by visitors.

  3. Activities, Tresco, Isles Of Scilly

    Tresco Island Activities

    Tresco is an island for plant lovers, explorers, and those just wanting to relax on a white sandy beach and enjoy a long leisurely lunch. 

  4. Museums in Cornwall | Royal Cornwall Museum | Truro

    Royal Cornwall Museum

    Truro

    Discover Cornwall’s culture from the ancient past to the present day as well an Egyptian mummy, explorers’ medicine chest and a wide range of Cornish and British art.

  5. Gardens in Cornwall | Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park | Torpoint | Cornwall

    Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

    Torpoint

    A superb landscaped park, fallow deer, woodland and coastal walks and marvellous view, combine to make Mount Edgcumbe one of the most spectacular attractions in the West Country at any time of the year. One of only three Grade I Listed gardens in Cornwall.

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