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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One of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery. Cliff top trails, breathtaking views, pay-as-you-go family attractions, shopping village, restaurant and cafés.
The highest point in the Tamar Valley and with over 400 acres of heathland to explore.
Fascinating family-friendly museum. Discover the hub of Britain’s global communications in the secret WW2 tunnels. Re-opened in June 2014 after a major refurbishment with new exhibitions and experiences.
An elegant gallery and museum set within a Victorian house and park. Changing exhibitions mainly feature famous ‘Newlyn School’ artists (1880-1930). There is an excellent café and well-stocked shop. Open daily M-Sa 10-5 Easter-Sept, 10.30-4.30 Oct-Easter.
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway - Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.