History and heritage attractions

History and Heritage attractions Explore Cornwall's vibrant past

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. Discover this rich history by exploring museums, ancestral houses, castles and the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site.

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  1. Geevor Mine, Pendeen, Cornwall | Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

    Geevor Tin Mine


    Located in Pendeen on the dramatic Cornish coastline, Geevor tin mine is one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country and a Cornish Mining World Heritage Site

  2. Heritage Centre Cornwall | Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre | Lizard | Cornwall

    Lizard Lighthouse and Heritage Centre

    Lizard Point near Helston

    Lizard Lighthouse & Heritage Centre, a fun, interactive visitor experience. Climb to the top of this 260 year old lighthouse; discover its secrets enjoy the breathtaking views.

  3. Things to do in Cornwall | Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden | St Neot |  Cornwall

    Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Woodland Garden


    Part of Cornwall's mining heritage, 3 man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard.

  4. The Arthurian Centre | Slaughterbridge | Camelford | Cornwall

    The Arthurian Centre


    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; and a play castle.

  5. Launceston Castle | Cornwall | English Heritage

    Launceston Castle


    An unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.