History & Heritage
Cornwall's vibrant identity and culture have evolved through history, going back more than 6000 years. Its heritage still lives and breathes through the sites, art and scenery found throughout the region today. Discover this rich history by exploring museums, ancestral houses, castles, prehistoric sites, galleries and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Sites.
History & Heritage
Cornwall has a rich heritage and history that gives the visitor much to explore and discover.
A land of Celtic myth and legend, as well as one of the pioneering industrial techniques as evidenced by the engine houses and shafts, spotted along the coast and in the countryside of Cornwall.
Discover days out steeped in hostory, and learn about how these historic landmarks have shaped Cornwall into how we see it today.
Go on a legendary adventure at Tintagel - a Cornish castle with links to the stories of King Arthur. Cross the spectacular new bridge to take in unforgettable views of the coastline and explore the history-rich headland. Walk among the castle ruins that still cling to the cliffs, find early-medieval remains and meet Gallos - the life-size bronze statue of an ancient king who keeps watch over the wild seas below.
Best Days Out Cornwall
Discover Cornwall’s top tourist attractions and enjoy days of discovery, years of memories. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday or you call Cornwall your home, make each day an adventure.
“Great experience visiting with family of 4 with two children 6 years old and 3 years old. Plenty to do and see. Exceeded expectations. Modern yet, traditional museum. Most of the exhibits are hands on, including radio controlled boats, telescope from viewing lookout, and screens to take part in activities like design boats.”Matthew M - Tripadvisor — Review of National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Delve into Cornwall's rich history and heritage on your next visit. Discover more at one of the county's historical attractions, from ancient castles to stately homes.
Yes, but you probably need to be interested in King Arthur and mythology. There are other things to see, the old post office, the clifftop church and the spectacular coastline, but the shadow of the King is always lurking over your shoulder.
It will take you around 10 to 15 minutes to walk across the causeway from Marazion to the ticket station at the entrance to the Mount. The National Trust recommend three hours to visit all there is to see, including the gardens.
Access to the castle itself is via a sttep and uneven path. This is difficult for visitors with limited mobility although there are some benches along the route to the summit which can be used as a resting stop.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to take wheelchairs or pushchairs up to the castle and even going across the causeway can be difficult.
Admission to the iconic Cathedral, situated in the heart of Truro is free. However, a donation towards the building upkeep is always welcomed. Current opening times are 10.00 - 17.00 every day (Mon-Sat) and 11.30 - 16.00 (Sun). Visiting times can be subject to change.
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