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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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.
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.
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.
The UK's only China Clay Museum set in a 26 acre Country Park with woodland walks and access to the Clay Trails for walking and cycling. Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Research your Cornish family history with the Cornwall Family History Society which maintains a research library in Truro and online website for members and the general public.