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Things to do in Cornwall

 

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Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site (Liskeard)
Ranked #1 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Horseback Riding Stables
Owner description: Polmartin Riding is a BHS Approved Riding School and Training Centre in Cornwall. We offer fantastic riding experiences for... more » Owner description: Polmartin Riding is a BHS Approved Riding School and Training Centre in Cornwall. We offer fantastic riding experiences for abilities - from complete beginners to expert riders. Riding lessons and trekking is available all year round and we have fabulous horses and ponies to suit all sizes so the whole family (min age 5 years) can enjoy a ride out together. All of the riding out is along our own scenic tracks and trails offering stunning views of the Cornish countryside and all completely traffic free. « less
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Minack Theatre (Penzance)
Ranked #2 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Theaters
Owner description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and... more » Owner description: This open-air theatre is dramatically situated on the cliffs at Porthcumo, near Land's End, and hosts a season of plays and musicals from May to September. « less
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Ranked #3 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Perranporth Beach (Perranporth)
Ranked #4 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
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Category: Beaches
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Ranked #5 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #6 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #7 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Gardens; Historic Sites
This 19th-century high-Victorian country house is one of the most fascinating in England.
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Geevor Tin Mine (Pendeen)
Ranked #8 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Mines
Owner description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of... more » Owner description: This preserved mining site features a museum, underground tour and visitor center all perched on the rugged cliffs of Penwith, offering magnificent coastal views high above the crashing surf below. « less
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Godrevy Head (Hayle)
Ranked #9 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Geologic Formations
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Ranked #10 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Carbis Bay (St Ives)
Ranked #11 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a magnificent sandy beach offering many recreational... more » Owner description: This picturesque bay, located in St Ives, offers outstanding views and a magnificent sandy beach offering many recreational activities such as swimming, boating, surfing, rock climbing and tennis. « less
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Ranked #12 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Beaches
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Crantock Beach (Crantock)
Ranked #13 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
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Ranked #14 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
A favorite place for a family outing, this lovely stretch of beach overlooks Godrevy Lighthouse in the distance.
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Porthmeor Beach (St Ives)
Ranked #15 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Beaches
Owner description: This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available,... more » Owner description: This half-mile-long beach with firm sands is a popular recreational area around St. Ives, where all amenities are available, including beach chalets. « less
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Ranked #16 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #17 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. The Sea Pool is... more » Owner description: Bude Sea Pool is a beautiful tidal swimming pool on the beach at this popular seaside town in North Cornwall. The Sea Pool is part-natural and partially man-made. It was created in the 1930s under the cliffs on Summerleaze Beach, within easy strolling distance of the town centre, to provide safe bathing in sea water, but away from the dangerous currents in the bay. It is topped up at high tide by the Atlantic Ocean. The spacious Pool provides plenty of room for paddling or serious swimming: inflatables, snorkels surfboards and even scuba divers are welcome – just be considerate of other users, please. The Sea Pool is open throughout the year and is FREE for all to enjoy. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times. Children must be accompanied at the Sea Pool at all times. « less
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Trebah Gardens (Falmouth)
Ranked #18 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Gardens
This magnificent 26-acre Cornish ravine garden features a rich collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs.
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Ranked #19 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #20 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Castles; Islands; Gardens
Owner description: Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where... more » Owner description: Cross the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Discover an evocative castle, a sub-tropical garden paradise and a close-knit island community. « less
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Ranked #21 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #22 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #23 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: Described as one of the prettiest in England, this church sits proudly on the water’s edge amongst sub-tropical trees and... more » Owner description: Described as one of the prettiest in England, this church sits proudly on the water’s edge amongst sub-tropical trees and shrubs. « less
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Ranked #24 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Gardens; Art Museums

Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden gives a remarkable insight into one of the 20 th Century’s most important sculptors. Sculptures in bronze, stone and... more »

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Ranked #25 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Art Museums
Owner description: Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 -... more » Owner description: Penlee House Gallery & Museum is the only Cornish venue specialising in the Newlyn School and early St Ives artists (c.1880 - c.1940). This popular museum and art gallery is set in a building that was originally a Victorian family home, surrounded by a delightful sub-tropical park formed from the original garden. Changing exhibitions throughout the year celebrate the rich artistic heritage of West Cornwall.Winner of the South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2011-12 and of the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2009, 2010 and 2011 as Small Visitor Attraction of the Year. Open Monday to Saturday (Closed Sundays) throughout the year, including most Bank Holidays (closed Christmas and New Year), opening hours are 10am - 5pm during the summer (Easter to September) and 10.30 to 4.30 in the winter, with last admission half an hour before closing. « less
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Harlyn Surf School (St Merryn)
Ranked #26 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Educational Sites
Owner description: Watersports centre based on the stunning north cornish coast at award winning Harlyn bay. Specialising in surfing, stand up... more » Owner description: Watersports centre based on the stunning north cornish coast at award winning Harlyn bay. Specialising in surfing, stand up paddleboarding, coasteering and sit on top kayaking tours as well as instructor training and lifesaving/first aid courses « less
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Ranked #27 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Ranked #28 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
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Fistral Beach (Newquay)
Ranked #29 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches
This splendid beach offers excellent water for surfing and body boarding.
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Ranked #30 of 391 attractions in Cornwall
Category: Hiking Trails
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