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.
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.
The UK's only China Clay Museum set in a 26 acre Country Park with woodland walks and access to the Clay Trails for walking and cycling. Cornish Mining World Heritage Site
Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi-award winning museum not only has 15 stunning galleries beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.
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.