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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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Pinsla garden is a romantic 1½ acre artist’s garden set in tranquil woodland, on the edge of Bodmin Moor. Decorative level paths make it easy to stroll around and lose yourself in beauty and nature. Pinsla is excellent for wildlife with myriad birds, butterflies and insects enjoying the seed heads and scent. Flowery cottage garden planting softens our 18th century fairytale cottage.
Glorious spring displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias plus a thriving walled kitchen garden
Read about the legends and the history in our exhibition room, watch a video presentation on the site and legends. There is something for everyone including brass rubbing, children's quiz, a nature trail; gift shop and, for our smaller visitors, a play castle. Special Event dates - 28th/29th July and 11th/12th August. Please see our website for details.
The Minack Theatre is Cornwall's world famous open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay.
For a magical day out take the family to Tintagel Castle. Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip. Tintagel Castle is steeped in legend and mystery; said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, you can still visit nearby Merlin's Cave.