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Things to do in Cornwall Hundreds of special places with things to do
You'll find all the things 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.
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Nestling in a valley close to Penryn, Argal Lake offers a great opportunity for a peaceful day in the countryside. The lake is noted for its wildlife and beautiful walks, there is a circular walk of about two miles through woods and meadows.
From champion trees to rare shrubs, from a wildflower meadow to woodland glades, exotic fern collections and tree top viewing platforms, it would be hard to find anywhere more beautiful or more intriguing than Trewithen's deservedly famous garden.
An inspirational plantsman's garden combining colour, form and structure. Situated in the heart of the beautiful Roseland Peninsula, Poppy Cottage Garden covers an acre full of colour for all year-round interest, and offers plenty of places to sit and enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake.
Charlestown beach is a south-facing sloping shingle beach with the eastern beach accessed by steps from the historic harbour, home to the Tall Ships and the western beach via a slipway.
Cornwall Wildlife Trust is the leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.