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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  1. National Trust Cornwall | Levant Mine and Beam Engine | Cornish Mining | World Heritage Site

    The Levant Mine and Beam Engine

    Penzance

    Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 1840 beam engine that powered the clifftop mine representing Cornish Mining and the World Heritage Site



  2. Things to do in Cornwall | Trelissick Gardens | Truro | Cornwall

    Trelissick Gardens

    Truro

    An inspirational garden with varied woodland planting, mixed borders with bright summer and autumn flowers together with exotic perennials. Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick boasts jaw-dropping views.

  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. 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. Historic House in Cornwall | Port Eliot House and Garden | Port Eliot | St Germans

    Port Eliot House and Garden

    St Germans, near Saltash

    A perfect outing for the family where children love to run free on the lawns.  Wander amidst rhododendrons and camellias; get lost in the maze, picnic on the award winning Best Picnic Spot. One of the most beautiful places in Cornwall.

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