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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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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.
An inspirational garden with varied woodland planting, mixed borders with bright summer and autumn flowers together with exotic perennials. Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick boasts jaw-dropping views.
An intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem, Trerice remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries, thanks to long periods under absentee owners. Today the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice, much prized by visitors.
Heartlands is Cornwall's latest landmark destination and Cornish Mining World Heritage Site with one of the largest children's adventure areas in the South West - admission is free.
Love your plants? Experience euphoria amongst three acres of exceptional quality flora, grown and nurtured on site across 32 acres of traditional nursery. Choose something unusual or exotic to take home – or have it delivered to your door.