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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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Gwithian offers a broad spacious sandy beach popular for surfing and seldom crowded and great for taking a walk.
Known locally as Pro'stock, Porthoustock is an east-facing beach with a large flat expanse of coarse dark sand and shingle that is popular with divers as there are lots of shipwrecks in the area around the Manacles.
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.
A 30 acre plantman's paradise with over 6000 labelled rare & unusual plants. Colourful, inspired planting with fine herbaceous borders. The gardens include several water features, shrubberies, a formal garden, a cottage garden, the pinetum, arboretum, Japanese garden and lake. Also a new 3 acre winter garden. Experience a true horticultural hotspot brimming with rare and radiant plant species.
Tides restaurant at the Mariners Rock, is a unique experience. Our waterside location by the Camel estuary in Rock, makes this the best spot in Cornwall.