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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Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, a fun, interactive visitor experience. Climb to the top of this 260 year old lighthouse; discover its secrets enjoy the breathtaking views.
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.
Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the 1840 beam engine that powered the clifftop mine representing Cornish Mining and the World Heritage Site
Wonderfully preserved Tudor house situated in the Tamar Valley. Formally planted terraces, 'Valley Garden', medieval stewpond and dovecote, plus Upper Garden and orchards which offer great opportunities for exploring.
Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate.