History & Heritage

History and heritage, Visit Cornwall, historic places, mining

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PK Porthcurno

The tiny coastal village of Porthcurno, located in West Cornwall, was once...

The River Fowey

Our guide to one of Cornwall's finest and most varied rivers, from...
Fowey River, Cornwall

Cornwall has achieved international recognition from UNESCO that has credited World Heritage Site status to ten industrial landscape areas which best represent our mining past. Cornwall's vibrant identity has evolved from history going back 3000 years and a rich traditional culture much of which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the region today. Find out about this rich history by exploring museums, ancestral houses, castles and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

Discover Cornwall's Poldark and King Arthur connections, and explore historical attractions using the buttons below.