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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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  1. Kit Hill, Callington, Cornwall c Martin Bodman

    Kit Hill Country Park

    Callington

    The highest point in the Tamar Valley and with over 400 acres of heathland to explore.

  2. Penlee House Art Gallery | Penzance | Galleries in Cornwall

    Penlee House Gallery and Museum

    Penzance

    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.

  3. Things to do Cornwall | Bodmin and Wenford Railway | Bodmin | Cornwall

    Bodmin and Wenford Railway

    Bodmin

    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.

  4. Things to do in Cornwall | Healeys Cornish Cider Farm | Truro | Cornwall

    Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm

    Truro

    Visit a real working cider farm making over forty varieties of delicious fruit products including farm scrumpy and sparkling cider. Visit our shop and take home a taste of Cornwall for yourself.

  5. Tintagel Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage

    Tintagel Castle

    Tintagel

    For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle, steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave. Set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offering dramatic views.

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