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Local Information

Experience Cornwall’s quintessential tourist destinations with this local guide, which fills you in on everything you need to know whilst out and about exploring Cornwall. Discover Cornwall’s wildlife, taste delights produced by our local farms, find out about local transport and make sure you can park! If you’re visiting Cornwall for the first time, or you’re just interested in exploring a new area myCornwall are here to ensure you see everything Cornwall has to offer whilst not getting lost.

Blue Hills Tin

Blue Hills Tin , Celtic Handmade Tin Jewellery, Tableware and Giftware.Tin has been produced in this valley for centuries by tin streamers working alluvial sands and gravel on the beaches and valley floor and by miners tunnelling into the hillsides and sinking shafts deep underground, following the tin-rich veins of ore.

  • Address Wheal Kitty, St Agnes
  • Postcode TR5 0YW
  • Website www.bluehillstin.com
  • Email info@bluehillstin.com


Cornovi kilts, a well established Cornish company that has been hiring and retailing kilted outfits to its customers for over 25 years. Specializing in the Cornish tartans, we also supply Clan and district tartans from all the other Celtic nations. In addition to an extensive range of tartan goods, we also supply locally made, hand >> read more

  • Address Geor Chapel, Gily Vean, Redruth, Cornwall, UK
  • Postcode TR16 6BN
  • Website www.cornish-tartans.co.uk
  • Email cornovi@btinternet.com

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Cornwall Wildlife Trust are passionate about all aspects of nature conservation in Cornwall. They work to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife. From conserving habitats on land through their 57 nature reserves and conservations to inspiring people to love and care for their local wildlife through their education programme, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s is constantly working to protect Cornwall’s habitats and species that are rare or endangered. They hold frequent events and give expert advice about wildlife in Cornwall.

Fentongollan Farm

Fentongollan Farm cultivate over 250 varieties of quality and often rare daffodil bulbs and also specialise in Cornish cut flowers and professional grade vegetable plants. With over 50 years experience in the industry their bulbs are exported all over the world and they also sell direct to gardeners, wholesalers, councils and gardening clubs. The farm covers >> read more

  • Address Fentongollan Farm, St Michael Penkivel, Truro, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR2 4AQ
  • Website http://www.flowerfarm.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction Flower Farm

Fernlea Gallery

The Fernlea Gallery in St Ives shows a vast eclectic range of both retro and modern works.

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 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

Home Shed

With classic to contemporary styles and interior design brands, the HomeShed is the one stop destination to enhance your home. Our extensive range of lifestyle interiors includes furniture and soft furnishings for your lounge, dining room, home office and conservatory with attractive dining suites, luxurious leather & fabric sofas, plus stylish curtains, blinds and lighting.

  • Address Units 2-3, Britannia Business Park, Kernick Road, Penryn, nr. Falmouth, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR10 9EW
  • Website http://www.home-shed.co.uk/
  • Email sales@home-shed.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Home furnishings.

Isle of Scilly Parking Company

Our Premier Secure Parking service is the closest possible to the Scillonian a mere 20 metres from the quay. Or try our value for money Standard Secure Parking which is only a 10 minute walk along Penzance’s beautiful promenade and is served every evening by a regular shuttle bus to ensure a smooth and stress >> read more

Isle of Scilly Travel

Brief History Isles of Scilly Steamship Company Ltd was formed on 26th March 1920.  The company was set up by the inhabitants of the Islands with the aim of providing regular, cost effective and enjoyable travel between the mainland and the Isles of Scilly. The first Scillonian vessel began regular trips from Penzance to St >> read more

Mid Cornwall Galleries

Mid Cornwall Galleries is open throughout the year and located on the A390 east of St Austell, just a stone’s throw away from The Eden Project, Charlestown and Fowey. Housed in a former Victorian school, the space has proved perfect for their regularly changing exhibitions. The work for sale is chosen for its quality and originality and even after all this time (they opened in 1980) they never cease to be amazed and delighted at the shows, resulting from the incredible diversity of work by nationally and internationally renowned artists, craftsmen and women.

Newquay Airport

Newquay Cornwall Airport opens up its region to wider opportunity for both business and leisure passengers. The airport is particularly important in a peripheral sub-region like Cornwall, where transport infrastructure and distances from key markets can be a real business constraint, affecting growth, productivity and competitiveness. By offering year round, frequent flights to cities like >> read more

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

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

Scilly Flowers

Scilly Flowers specialise in providing customers with unique and beautiful flowers, from the Isles of Scilly. The business, at Churchtown Farm, is very much a family affair – run by Ben and Zoe Julian, who took it on from Ben’s parents six years ago. The family pride themselves on maintaining traditional farming methods; the dainty >> read more

  • Address Churchtown Farm, St. Martin's, Isles of Scilly.
  • Postcode TR25 0QL
  • Website http://www.scillyflowers.co.uk/
  • Email info@scillyflowers.co.uk
  • Type of Attraction Flower distributors.

Solo Building Supplies

With new branches in Hayle and Penzance we have everything required to guarantee your project is built to the highest standards by providing you with the best quality materials and professional advice if needed. In fact! whether you require interior design solutions, exterior construction materials or perhaps just a new saw, we have it all. >> read more

  • Address Solo Building Supplies, Long Rock industrial Estate, Penzance, Cornwall.
  • Postcode TR20 8AS
  • Website http://solobuildingsupplies.co.uk/
  • Type of Attraction Building supplies.

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

Tom Henderson Smith

Tom’s approach to painting is based on a sense of design that was confirmed by two formative years spent in Italy after graduating from art college in the 1970s. Cornwall has brought together his personal tastes through its landscape, culture and over-arching quality of maritime light. His art is primarily in the form of landscapes, >> read more

Trago Mills

Trago Mills are the South West’s original discount retailer and with 3 stores and thousands of products, at everyday lowest prices, you’ll be spoilt for choice. They have stores based in Liskeard, Falmouth and Newton Abbot.

Truro and Penwith College

Truro and Penwith College is one of the best tertiary colleges in the country for education and training. This further education college offers a diverse range of opportunities in Cornwall including Degrees, Foundation Degrees and HNDs, PGCE and other teaching qualifications, the International Baccalaureate, A Levels, Vocational courses and Apprenticeships. The College achieved Grade 1 >> read more

  • Address Truro College, College Road, Truro, Cornwall -TR1 3XX St Clare Street, Penzance, Cornwall –TR18 2SA
  • Postcode TR1 3XX TR18 2SA
  • Website http://www.truro-penwith.ac.uk/
  • Email enquiry@truro-penwith.ac.uk
  • Type of Attraction Education - college

University College Falmouth

Falmouth University is a specialist creative multi-arts institution for rethinking convention and outthinking challenges. At a time when conventional thinking doesn’t work any more, it’s a potent formula. At the heart of creativity in the UK and the world, Falmouth University has a very special atmosphere that propagates originality and stimulates challenging creativity. With us >> read more

  • Address Falmouth University, Falmouth Campus Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall - TR11 4RH.
  • Postcode TR11 4RH
  • Website http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/
  • Email falmouthreception@falmouth.ac.uk
  • Type of Attraction University college
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