History and heritage attractions
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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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 Feburary to May every year.
Treasure Park, one of Cornwall’s leading free admission family holiday attractions. The park hosts an array of great activities and fun things to do for all ages.
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.
In the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley there are 3 miniature railways running through this oasis of conservation, where wildlife thrives in a protected environment.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 1840 beam engine that powered the clifftop mine representing Cornish Mining and the World Heritage Site