Attractions and Gardens
Hundreds of special places
Discover the special places Cornwall is famous for; spectacular beaches; surf spots and surf schools; gorgeous gardens; cliff top walks; boat trips; and of course iconic attractions such as St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Minack Theatre, Land's End, King Arthur's castle and the Eden Project. But Cornwall will keep surprising you with the vast offer of new, different and fun things to do, even if you're a regular visitor, or a local. The National Trust in Cornwall has more than 25 historic places and gardens.
Browse through our listings of official Tourist Board members representing the best attractions and gardens in Cornwall. Use the left-hand filters to refine your search and help you find exactly what you're looking for.
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Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish coast, the Monkey Sanctuary has been offering a safe home for life to monkeys in need since 1964.
Pencarrow is approached by a magnificent mile-long carriage drive through an Iron Age hill fort. Around the Palladian mansion are Grade II* formal gardens, a large Victorian rock garden and ice house, celtic cross, 50 acres of parkland, lake and woodland with more than 700 varieties of rhododendrons and many camellias, easily accessible along well-maintained footpaths.
Meet loads of amazing species at Newquay Zoo – the only place in Cornwall to have lions. We also have beautiful songbirds, slithery snakes, scaly skinks, marvelous meerkats and tropical toucans – to name a few.
An intimate three acre award-winning colourful garden nestled in a secluded valley. Escape to this hidden garden where small is beautiful, but size doesn't limit the number and diversity of species sprouting within this little paradise.
Heligan is so much more than a garden restored; its own special atmosphere encourages contemplation and inspiration, satisfying the broadest range of horticultural and wildlife interests with over 200 acres to explore!