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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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.
Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate.
So you want to find out about the real Cornwall and discover this Cornish Mining World Heritage Site! Get to grips with Cornish mining history at King Edward Mine Museum, with an indoor exhibition and restored machinery and working engines.
An unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.
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.