Attractions & Theme Parks

Attractions & Theme Parks

With an endless choice of attractions, Cornwall is never a place to be bored. If you’re searching for excitement, why not explore our adventure parks which are sure to keep children entertained for hours on end? If that doesn’t take your fancy, Cornwall offers the opportunity to explore its famous heritage through iconic destinations such as Land’s End and Heartlands. Alternatively take a stroll through one of our many captivating gardens and submerge yourself in Cornwall’s beauty. Below we have selected a list of attractions and theme parks which are not to be missed!

Atishoo Gallery

Situated in the World Heritage village of Charlestown in Cornwall, Atishoo Gallery celebrates ten years at this location in 2013. Atishoo is owned and run by artist couple Liz Hackney and Paul Clark along with their youngest member of staff, their little daughter Eileen. Liz founded Atishoo in 1997 as a studio to sell her own >> read more

  • Address 71 Charlestown Road, Charlestown, St. Austell, Cornwall
  • Postcode PL25 3NL
  • Website http://atishoodesigns.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery

Atlantic Brewery

Atlantic Brewery’s home is an 18th century farmhouse situated just a few miles from the beautiful North Cornish coast near Newquay and the spectacular Atlantic ocean. They are an organic & vegetarian craft brewery producing bottle-conditioned beers and unfined cask ales. Officially established in January 2005, staring with a 1/2 barrel pilot brewery, they felt >> read more

Bangors Organic B&B & Restaurant

Bangors Organic is an award winning B&B, restaurant and regular organic farmers market in North Cornwall.Owners, Gill and Neil Faiers welcome you to their home and garden to explore their world. It is set on a five acre horticultural holding and is one of three soil association certified B&B’s in the UK. Bagnors Organic is proud of its eco credentials – as well as being soil association certified, if you arrive by electric car there is a free hook up on the drive. Enjoy good food made with the freshest and best of produce in the restaurant and enjoy your stay in a spacious ensuite room.

  • Address Bangors House Poundstock Bude
  • Postcode EX23 0DP
  • Website www.bangorsorganic.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction B&B, Restaurant, Gardens

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Whatever the weather, the Bodmin & Wenford Railway is just the ticket! Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives. Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13 mile round trip through >> read more

  • Address General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode PL31 1AQ
  • Website http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk/
  • Email enquiries@bodminrailway.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Railway
  • Entry Cost £5+
  • Average meal cost £20+

Bodmin Plant and Herb

Bodmin Plant and Herb Nursery in Cornwall specialises in herbs and herbaceous perennials. With hundreds of varieties of herbs and a few thousand flowering perennials, be prepared to lose yourself in a sea of blazing colour & scent. The Nursery is open to the public every day.

  • Address Bodmin Nursery Laveddon Mill Bodmin Cornwall
  • Postcode PL30 5JU
  • Website www.bodminnursery.co.uk/
  • Email sales@bodminnursery.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Herb and Plant Nursery

Bude for Food

Located on the iconic Castle lawns, the large marquee will house 75 exhibitors including local artisan food and drink producers as well as a demonstration kitchen theatre with celebrity chefs, a real ale bar and big-name evening entertainment. Bude For Food is a not for profit enterprise and all profits from the event will be >> read more

  • Address Bude For Food Ltd, Norton Barton, Launcells, Bude.
  • Postcode EX23 9LG
  • Website http://www.budeforfood.co.uk/
  • Email enquiries@budeforfood.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Food festival

Budock Vean Hotel

Set in a bend of the tranquil Helford River is the award-winning Budock Vean Hotel. It has 65 acres of glorious gardens, woodlands and its own golf course. The Budock Vean is a sanctuary for rest and relaxation.

  • Address Budock Vean Hotel Helford Passage Mawnan Smith Nr Falmouth Cornwall
  • Postcode TR11 5LG
  • Website www.budockvean.co.uk
  • Email relax@budockvean.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Hotel, Spa, Restaurant

Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelissick Gallery

For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork. The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception >> read more

  • Address Feock Truro Cornwall
  • Postcode TR3 6QL
  • Website http://www.cornwallcrafts.co.uk
  • Email elinor@cornwallcrafts.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery and Gardens
  • Entry Cost Free

Cornwall Crafts Association, Trelowarren Gallery

For nearly thirty years the Cornwall Crafts Association has supported the craftmakers resident in Cornwall to encourage the highest standards of design and making. It also aims to reach a wider audience to promote a greater appreciation and understanding of contemporary design-led craftwork. The Association is a member-driven self-supporting charity and has, since its inception >> read more

  • Address Trelowarren Mawgan-in-Meneage Helston Cornwall
  • Postcode TR12 6AF
  • Website http://www.cornwallcrafts.co.uk/home
  • Email elinor@cornwallcrafts.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery
  • Entry Cost Free

Cornwall’s Crealy

Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures. Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, the Adventure Park is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. The park is set for a big >> read more

  • Address Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park Crealy Great Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, Cornwall.
  • Postcode PL27 7RA
  • Website http://www.crealy.co.uk/Cornwall
  • Email Cornwallfun@crealy.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Adventure Park

Falmouth Art Gallery

Our collection allows you to discover masterpieces by Thomas Gainsborough, Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sargent, Henry Scott Tuke, Charles Napier Hemy and George Frederick Watts alongside pictures by contemporary artists such as Naomi Frears and Trevor Bell. The Art Gallery’s most famous painting is The Lady of Shalott by John William Waterhouse, which >> read more

  • Address Falmouth Art Gallery, Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR11 2RT
  • Website www.falmouthartgallery.com
  • Email info@falmouthartgallery.com
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery
  • Entry Cost Free

Geevor Tin Mine and Museum

Geevor Tin Mine, dramatically situated on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast is the largest preserved mine site in the country and the gateway to the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site. Explore the many surface buildings with their magnificent mining machinery, get interactive in the Hard Rock museum and go underground into 19th century Wheal Mexico mine! Have >> read more

Heartlands

Heartlands is a new FREE visitor attraction and World Heritage Site Gateway in Cornwall. Nestled just off the A30 in Pool, near Redruth in the former mining heart of Cornwall, there are 19 acres of eclectic fun to explore. State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and >> read more

  • Address Heartlands Robinson's Shaft Dudnance Lane, Pool Redruth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR15 3QY
  • Website www.heartlandscornwall.com
  • Email info@heartlandscornwall.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Garden, park, cafe
  • Entry Cost Free
  • Average meal cost £5-£10

Kestle Barton

Kestle Barton is an ancient Cornish farmstead situated above the Helford River. Over the last five years we have carefully restored the farmhouse and converted the barns into a gallery and holiday cottages. The core purpose of the project is to provide a centre for the arts in this beautiful rural setting, finding a new >> read more

  • Address Kestle Barton, Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR12 6HU
  • Website www.kestlebarton.co.uk
  • Email info@kestlebarton.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery and Gardens
  • Entry Cost Free
  • Average meal cost Tea and Coffee on site

Lands End

The beautiful scenery of Land’s End has made it one of Britain’s favourite destinations for days out. At the most south-westerly point of mainland Britain, you can appreciate fully how the relationship between land and sea is constantly changing. Parking your car is the only thing you have to pay for, and you can then >> read more

Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Part of Cornwall and West Devon Mining World Heritage Site, this is the only Cornish beam engine anywhere in the world that is still in steam on its original mine site. The famous Levant engine is housed in a small engine house perched on the edge of the cliffs. Restored after 60 idle years by >> read more

Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre is the most famous cliffside open-air theatre in Britain, possibly in the world; from above it looks as though some wandering Greeks, two thousand years ago, had carved a theatre into the granite cliffs of Porthcurno, Cornwall. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except >> read more

  • Address The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR19 6JU
  • Website http://www.minack.com/
  • Type of Attraction Theatre

Morvah Schoolhouse Gallery

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Morvah Schoolhouse is a unique gallery, craft centre and café. Originally a chapel, built in 1744 and visited by Charles Wesley, the building was then used as a Sunday School for the children of Morvah. The building fell into dilapidation but in 1999 was converted into a >> read more

  • Address Morvah Schoolhouse, Morvah, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR20 8YT
  • Website http://morvah.com
  • Email info@morvah.com
  • Type of Attraction Gallery

Newquay Zoo

Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo! Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation – Newquay Zoo is home to some critically endangered species including the beautiful Red Pandas, Owston’s Civets >> read more

Pencarrow House and Gardens

Pencarrow House and Gardens lies at the foot of a sweeping valley between Bodmin and Wadebridge in Cornwall. The largely Georgian mansion is still owned and occupied by descendants of the family who settled there in the 1500s. Open to the public since the 1970s, Pencarrow House and Gardens is a great day out for >> read more

  • Address The Administrator, Pencarrow, Bodmin, Cornwall.
  • Postcode PL30 3AG
  • Website http://www.pencarrow.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction House and gardens.

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

The award-winning Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the world famous Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – 1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Harvey and Laura Knight. Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall’s archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop, with full wheelchair access throughout.

  • Address Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance
  • Postcode TR18 4HE
  • Website www.penleehouse.org.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery, Museum, Cafe, Shop

Penlee House Gallery and Museum

Penlee House, Penzance, is the only Cornish public gallery specialising in the Newlyn School artists (c.1880 – c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Frank Bramley, Walter Langley and Laura Knight.  Set in an elegant Victorian house and park, Penlee House also covers West Cornwall’s archaeology and social history, and offers an excellent café and shop. As well as >> read more

  • Address Morrab Road, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR18 4HE
  • Website www.penleehouse.org.uk
  • Email info@penleehouse.org.uk
  • Type of Attraction Art Gallery and Gardens
  • Entry Cost £3-£4.50 Free on Saturdays
  • Average meal cost £5-£15

Polgoon Cornish Cider Orchard and Vineyard

Polgoon is dedicated to producing artisan Cornish Ciders, Wines and Juices on its farm in Cornwall. Visit them in Penzance for a Vineyard Tour and Tasting. John and Kim Couslon have run the orchard and vineyard since 2006 and have since won many awards for the products they produce. This is the perfect place to >> read more

  • Address Polgoon Vineyard & Orchard Rosehill Penzance Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR20 8TE
  • Website http://www.polgoon.com/
  • Type of Attraction Vineyard and orchard.

Port Eliot

Port Eliot house and gardens has the rare distinction of being a Grade 1 listed house with a Grade 1 listed park and garden. Like most houses, Port Eliot has a front door and about there the similarity ends. There are 11 staircases, 15 back doors and 82 chimneys. The roof covers half an acre >> read more

  • Address Port Eliot Estate Office, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall.
  • Postcode PL12 5ND
  • Website http://www.porteliot.co.uk/
  • Email info@porteliot.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction House and gardens.
  • Entry Cost From £2 - £8

Porthcurno Telegraph

Porthcurno has a unique historic provenance: this is where the telegraph cables that linked Britain with its Empire and other nations came ashore. The valley was the hub of international cable communications from 1870-1970 and also training college for the communications industry until 1993. Porthcurno was the largest cable station in the world. Our collection >> read more

  • Address Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR19 6JX
  • Website http://www.porthcurno.org.uk/index.php
  • Email info@porthcurno.org.uk
  • Type of Attraction Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Rogue Theatre

Rogue Theatre creates daring high quality theatre, events and immersive experiences that are widely accessible and deeply engaging. Our work mixes rich atmosphere and a highly visual style with instinct, energy and a passion for celebration and the macabre. We produce a range of projects including late night cabaret shows, festival projects, music events, young >> read more

Scilly Flowers

Churchtown Farm is a small family farm based on the stunning Isles of Scilly, 28 miles west of Land’s End off the Cornish coast. From our award winning farm the Julian family run a home delivery service, which sends gorgeous, scented island flowers direct from Scilly to any doorstep in the UK. The farm is >> read more

  • Address Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR25 0QL
  • Website www.scillyflowers.co.uk
  • Email info@scillyflowers.co.uk

Seven Stars – Helston

The hosts Jodie and Neil would love to welcome you to the Seven Stars! We hope to offer something for everyone, whether you are a sport follower, a coffee lover or you are just after a traditional pint and a chat. Its a great place to stop for lunch while exploring Helston’s historic town. We >> read more

  • Address The Seven Stars, Coinagehall Street, Helston, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR13 8EQ
  • Website http://www.sevenstarshelston.com/
  • Email info@sevenstarshelston.com
  • Type of Attraction Public house.

St Michael’s Mount

Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history… Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked. Follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history. Discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise >> read more

Stargazey

Stargazey is located in the stunning Cornish harbour village of Porthleven. We are just up the high street a little way from the hustle and bustle of the harbour – walk 20 yards up the hill and discover our gorgeous shop; relax and browse to your heart’s content. Inspired by the sea and with a >> read more

  • Address Stargazey, 10 Fore Street, Porthleven, Helston.
  • Postcode TR13 9HJ
  • Website http://www.stargazey.co.uk/
  • Email deb.stargazey@gmail.com
  • Type of Attraction Gift and home accessory shop.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey, are one of the most popular botanical gardens in the UK. The gardens were created by members of the Cornish Tremayne family, over a period from the mid-18th century up to the beginning of the 20th century, and still form part of the family’s Heligan estate. The gardens >> read more

  • Address Pentewan, St.Austell, Cornwall United Kingdom.
  • Postcode PL26 6EN
  • Website http://heligan.com/
  • Email info@heligan.com
  • Type of Attraction Gardens
  • Entry Cost From £6

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

We want to share with you the story of the people who use small boats and to explore the lives of one community for whom the sea has been an essential lifeline and source of food: the people of Cornwall.Hence our mission: To inspire people with stories of the Sea, Boats and Cornwall.Like other Museums, >> read more

  • Address Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR11 3QY
  • Website http://www.nmmc.co.uk
  • Email info@nmmc.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Museum
  • Entry Cost £6.80+
  • Average meal cost £5-£10

The Sharksfin – Mevagissey

Set in the picturesque fishing village of Mevagissey, South Cornwall, a short drive from famous attractions such as the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, The Sharksfin is a stylish yet traditional Bar and Restaurant in a spectacular position on the harbour front. Serving Cornish produce with an American twist, The Sharksfin boasts >> read more

  • Address The Quay, Mevagissey, Cornwall.
  • Postcode PL26 6QU
  • Website http://www.thesharksfin.co.uk/
  • Email info@thesharksfin.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Restaurant

Wayside Museum and Trewey Watermill

An evocative and unique collection of over 5000 artefacts established over 77 years ago, set within the garden and buildings of a 16th century Miller’s cottage and watermill. Trewey Mill is a rare example and one of only two watermills in Cornwall producing flour today. The museum is a ‘magical’ Cornish treasure trove detailing the >> read more

Yew Tree Gallery

This newly built art gallery is situated in beautiful and historic Cornwall, in the far South-West of England. The gallery opened here in November 2001 (after 30 years ‘upcountry’) with ‘EYE OF THE SOUL’, a retrospective exhibition of Lorna Graves’ paintings and ceramic sculpture and Kirsten Glasbrook’s colourful woven tapestries. OUCHING THE EDGE’ followed in May 2002 >> read more

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