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Ancient Cottage is a 4 bedroom self catering holiday accommodation that sleeps 8 and is located in Looe, South West England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 2 pets. Prices range from £674 to £1294 per week. Local to Talland, Pelynt, Polperro, West Looe, Lanreath
A few yards from the Looe estuary, this spacious detached character cottage has been sympathetically renovated and makes an ideal all-year holiday retreat. Wonderful walks lead from the garden gate - the woodland walk along the estuary to Looe being of particular note. A short drive away is picturesque Polperro, and there is excellent swimming at sheltered bays of Talland, Lantivet and Lantic, and stunning walks along the coastal path. Shops 2 miles.
Step to large entrance hallway with flagstone floor. Large beamed living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. Dining room with wooden floor. Large beamed, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn (for heating only), ceramic-tiled floor. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with French doors to balcony overlooking river, en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle, double basin and toilet, leading to small study with captain’s bed and pull-out bed (for +2). Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Family bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
Three times winner of Restaurant of the Year by the Cornwall Tourism Awards and two AA rosettes, Langman's Restaurant combines a romantic candlelit location with an excellent menu and extensive wine list. Enjoy the six course tasting menu using seasonal ingredients.
A delightful Fish Restaurant situated in the fishing village of Mevagissey. Specialising in high quality locally caught fish.
This is the city's newest restaurant, located on Plymouth's historic barbican right on the edge of the Sutton Harbour Marina. Many dishes feature fresh fish caught daily, all individually complemented by a wide choice of great wines.
Tavistock Farmers Market has been voted the "Best Farmers Market in the South West", and it is is not surprising, the market has a wealth of fresh, local and appealing products. The market has been operating since 2000 and is located in the centre of the vibrant historic market town of Bedford. The market is held on the 2nd, 4th and 5th Saturdays of each month and are open from 9.00am to 2.00pm in the summer months and until 1.00pm in the winter months. All the produce on sale at the market is grown or produced in the local area, within a thirty mile radius, and all the stall holders are farmers, growers or producers themselves and are very friendly and helpful. On sale at the market are a huge choice of premium, fresh fruit and vegetables as well as fresh products such as bread, cakes, pies and pasties, goats cheese, organic eggs, milk and cream, local honey, jams and preserves, homemade pates, pickles, organic and home reared meat and poultry, flowers, ciders, beers and wine and much, much more. There are lots of stalls to wander around with many selling unique and unusual items, you can sample many of the products before you buy and also enjoy a cream tea whilst you are here. When you shop at Tavistock Farmers Market you are assure the highest quality and freshest produce.
Country Cheeses has many accolades and is a real treasure and a must if you are a cheese fan. They classify themselves as the home of real cheese and they aren't wrong you will astonished by the choice of local and artisan cheeses on offer here with all varieties of cheese available with everything from soft cheeses to washed rind and everything in between. It is a charming shop and is crammed full of local cheeses that you can sample before you by. The staff are friendly, extremely helpful and very knowledgeable and will happily make recommendations to you. In addition they do a nice selection of accompaniments such as chutneys and biscuits. The range of cheeses and the prices are excellent, if you are a cheese lover then you should not miss a visit to Country Cheeses you will be in paradise.
The Ole Ale House is much more than a pub, it is an entertainment venue and foodies heaven. This traditional pub is ideally located in the heart of Truro making is easy to locate where you will be met with a warm and friendly welcome. They serve a diverse variety of ales, craft ciders, speciality beers and lagers, there is something to appeal to all palates accompained by complimentary monkey nuts. The chefs are all River Cottage trained and using the best of locally sourced produce they have created an unusual menu that has so much to offer with delicious home-cooked heart warming dishes, tasty sharing platters and delectable snacks, all perfectly cooked and well presented. The service is friendly and efficient and the prices are very reasonable for the quality you receive. Food is served each day from middy to 2.30pm and again from 5.30pm to 9.00pm. On a Friday night you will find a band playing, they can be local acts or come from further afield. They hold a number of events throughout the year that include beer and food matching classes, chef talks and producer evenings in addition to guest brewers who explain their brewing processes followed by tasting at their Beer School tasting nights. Open daily from 11.00am to late each night with longer opening hours on a Saturday. The Ole Ale House is a great local, a friendly and traditional pub with a lively atmosphere and great food and drinks, should not be missed.
Although dating from the 13th century, the inn was named after the ship sent to Tahiti to capture the mutineers of Captain Bligh's Bounty. Take afternoon tea at the end of the pontoon, or sit under beamed ceilings for an evening meal of tasty, locally sourced food.
Discover the beauty and fascination of exotic animals and some familiar ones too. Children especially will love the close contact with rabbits, guinea pigs and goats, and feeding the ducks, chickens and deer.
Working to promote the welfare and conservation of the survival of primates, the monkey sanctuary is home to the descendants of pet monkeys rescued in the 60s and 70s as well as to rare species of horseshoe bats.
So much more than just the biggest greenhouses in the world, the Eden project is a fascinating and entertaining attraction for millions of visitors. Take part in a workshop, listen to some storytelling, or grab a bite to eat from the 'superfoods' menu bet. (Check website for specific monthly opening hours)
The aquarium houses 50 live exhibits including 3 massive tanks. Over 4000 animals and 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. Each of the six zones is packed full of amazing sea creatures and facts.
Open throughout the year and with three slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, the centre offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels the facilities to practice and learn new skills.
UKPSF Accredited. Why not try Paintballing our outdoor Laser Tag.
An unusual attraction, displaying hundreds of glass paperweights. The collection was accumulated by Bernard Broughton and is now featured regularly in newspaper and magazine articles. The centre also has for sale a wide variety of glass paperweights, some of which are a limited edition.
The Adventure Centre is a premier exteme sport centre offering fabulous extreme outdoor adventures in a safe and controlled environment. They offer a number of activities, courses and training programmes that incorporate climbing, canoeing, high ropes, kayaking, paddling, guided moorland walks, navigation, archery, bog running, gorge walking, orienteering, bush craft, abseiling and much more. The courses vary in length from half and full day activities to short courses and a complete Intensive Skills Course. They supply all the equipment you will need for your activity so all you need is the appropriate clothing and footwear. Safety is paramount at the centre and your instructor will give a full safety talk and equipment instruction before commencing any activity. The staff are brilliant, friendly, skilled and passionate about their work. If you are looking to step out of your comfort zone or are seeking a fun and thrilling time then make your way to The Adventure Centre where you are assured a fantastic time, with activities to suit most ages and abilities it is somewhere everyone can enjoy.
There is no better way to see Cornwall than through Cornish Heritage Safaris. This service helps guide visitors through the region, stopping off at all the best landmarks. Each tour is guided and includes partnered hotel and guest houses so travellers can easily locate accommodations. Revel in tales of King Arthur, enjoy local wine and beer or relax for an afternoon of tea.
Enjoy exhilarating fun around our 1.2km outdoor track at speeds of up to 70mph. Fun for all the family with different carts for different ages ranging from 3+.
From Go Karts to an 18 hole Pitch and Putt course, Holywell Bay is a great day out for all the family.
A wave machine which brings the thrill of the ocean indoors and a river ride which sweeps you along at an exciting speed are just two of the exciting features at this fun pool.
A 200 seat theatre and cinema space, three art galleries and large educational space. It offers a regular programme of films, live theatre including dramas, musicals, ballet, pantomimes, bands and groups.
This year round entertainment venue has something for everyone. Enjoy some live music on the patio overlooking the gardens or even a flamenco lesson. If you're lucky, you may catch one of the main events throughout the year including the Real Ale festival where you can enjoy many a drink in the bar. There's also a cafe.
Relax on the sandy beach of this is a small coastal town. Pay a visit to the small souvenir shops and enjoy an ice-cream whilst walking along the harbour.
Simple and unspoilt, this coarse sand beach can boast the interesting backdrop of the brightly painted daymark on Gribbin Head. Excellent cliff walks over to Fowey, or to the daymark, make it ideal all year round.
A secluded and south facing shingle beach, Lantic Bay gets the very best of the sunshine. With plenty of coves to explore, it's a popular spot for boats to moor.
Bovisand beach can be found in a charming secluded bay, framed by impressive cliffs with yellow sands. Favoured by tourists and locals alike, it has a great flat expanse when the tide allows which is perfect for beach sports.
Polzeath is renowned as a great surfing beach. A gentle walk along the coast path will take you to the picturesque Bedruthen steps or the breathtakingly beautiful Watergate Bay, home to Jamie Oliver's restaurant, Fifteen.
When sitting on the beach isn't enough, there's always Asylum Entertainment! This exciting opportunity will give you tonnes to do during your stay. Book fast paced activities like body Zorbing, bumper balls or have a great time with Beach Sumo. There is much to do along Newquay and Asylum Entertainment is ready to bring it all to you!
Tolcarne Beach is a lovely little piece of paradise complete with luxurious accommodations and the glistening beauty of Mother Nature. Pale sandy beaches and gently lapping surf create relaxing atmosphere so you can kick back and enjoy. All around are towering cliffs of sheer stone and green vegetation, providing a wall of privacy surrounding the beach.
Gorgeous glistening blue water and a pleasant salty sea breeze await at Fistral Beach! This gorgeous setting is an example of seaside paradise. Dive right in by booking a surf lesson or check out the event calendar to see what's on during your visit. Test your skills with coasteering and much more!
A beautiful, wide and sandy beach which borders an excellent local nature reserve. Popular with surfers, water sports enthusiasts and bird spotters; this is the perfect place for a game of cricket or football with sports equipment available for hire on the beach. Alternatively visitors can simply relax and enjoy the impressive views out to sea.
This is a hilly route taking in forest tracks and quiet coastal and inland lanes in the Looe and Polperro area, as well as a short stretch on a busy road. On reaching the beach section, why not take a break from your exertions?
This fairly energetic route includes five steep hill climbs and some off-road woodland tracks as it follows quiet lanes up the East Looe River to Liskeard, returning via the West Looe Valley. It can also be adapted to start or finish at Liskeard.
Best explored by canoe, on foot or by bike, this majestic tidal river flows through a gloriously varied landscape, from dark forest, hidden creeks, lush meadowland and timeless villages to the natural harbour at Polruan and Fowey.
A great traffic free and largely level route that is perfect for family outings. At just under 3 miles long, it is an easy and delightful trail to explore.
This route, part of Devon Coast to Coast NCN Route 27, follows the scenic former railway path that leads from Plymouth to the wild expanses of Dartmoor. Extensively resurfaced for long stretches, it offers a leisurely and pleasurable ride.
The Camel Trail is one of the most successful popular walking, cycling and riding routes in the UK, leading through spectacularly beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line linking Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. Great for family trips as the route is largely level and there is little traffic. There are bicycle hire shops at Wadebridge and Padstow.
Roadford Lake is a pleasant relaxing day out, there are walks of varying length around the shore, there's an array of wildlife to enjoy from insects and wild flowers to waterbirds on the reservoir. Theres is also a Lakeside Cafe and visitor centre giving you the history of the valley and the chance for refreshments.
This 11 mile long-distance footpath and cycle trail links the historic mining harbours of Portreath in the North and Devoran in the South. The trail is mostly off-road and should take about five hours to walk. You can hire bikes at Bissoe, Nancekuke or Portreath.
Enjoy 360 degree views over Bodmin Moor in a hot air balloon flight. Directed purely by the wind, this unique flying experience gives you a chance to see Cornwall from a different perspective.
Soar across a 50m quarry on a Zip Wire or feel the G on a freefall from a super sized swing. This really is an adrenalin packed day out!!
Take a lesson with the 2008 National Champion or just learn how to hold and shoot the gun. All ages are welcome, all equipment is included and group bookings are a popular choice.
Plymouth Sailing School is one of the UK's longest established sea schools with courses for everyone, from beginner to professional yachtsman, both RYA scheme courses and informal courses for a fun, yet relaxing and educational weekend.
Discovery Surf School provides professional coaching for all ages and levels, with an emphasis on safe, high quality tuition in small groups.
Tavistock Golf Club is positioned on the western slopes of the Dartmoor National Park being a region of outstanding natural beauty. This 18 hole downland moorland course has a long history dating back to 1890 and the views are stunning and can be distracting. The course is quite flat and easy going although there are some hazards to watch out for including, the local wildlife, water, gorse and trees. It is beautifully maintained and the greens are superb very true and fast. The course is challenging and will accommodate all level of golfer from the beginner to a novice. The club extends a warm welcome to all guests and you will find the staff to be friendly and professional. The clubhouse is comfortable and cosy and enjoys lovely views out over the course and stunning countryside, they serve good homecooked food here, that is really tasty and excellent value and the service is very good too. Tavistock Golf Club is a friendly club offering fantastic golfing and excellent green fees, it is a course that should not be overlooked.
A great local club in the picturesque location of South Devon. Originally founded in 1983, the club started with a twin seat open cockpit glider and a small group of enthusiastic members. Now the club has a grass runway, club house and a hangar for a fleet of gliders.
Located in Port Quin, between Polzeath and Port Isaac, Cornish Coast Adventures offer Kayaking and Coasteering.
Learn to Water Ski, Wakeboard or Kitesurf or sit back and relax on a Water Sled or Ringo. Camel Ski School have qualified drivers and instructors.
Explore Cornwall's stunning coastline aboard personal jet skis with Cornwall Waverunner Safaris
If you love to get out and move then you must check out the Extreme Academy! This sports school offers land and water based activities. The adrenaline-pumping menu includes surfing, kite surfing, wave skiing, hand planing, stand up paddle surfing, traction kiting and extreme day packages. Visitors should contact the academy prior to visiting to book their exciting excursion!
The Cornwall dive sites used for scuba diving feature flourishing aquatic life as well as U-boat wreckage from World War I. A fascinating way to spend the day. Come and see for yourself a whole new world under the water.
You and your family can have the time of your lives, safe in the knowledge that the expertise and enthusiasm of the school's fully qualified staff will get you cruising on clean Atlantic waves and feeling the rush that only surfing can bring.
A wonderful world of colours and sounds, Wingz promotes conservation and education using a private collection of birds and animals.
Composed of primarily wet meadows, this reserve also has a shallow pool, woodland and hedgerows. Keep your eyes peeled for toads and frogs among the pond's water lilies and yellow flag irises and orchids in the southern marsh.
Between the Tamar and the Lynher estuaries is a picturesque stretch of country which is now managed for wildlife. Mainly farmland, its habitats of wetland, hay meadows, arable land and hedgerows attract large flocks of goldfinches.
Peregrines have been breeding on the quarry face in Plymbridge for many years. You can watch them hunt for prey — they are the world's fastest birds, reaching speeds of 124 mph when diving for fish.
Designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rame Head's local habitat provides a haven for many species, especially insects and birds — the Peregrine Falcon can now be seen along with many other birds of prey.
Gorgeous gardens surrounding a 15th Century house, including a lush valley garden with a medieval dovecote, pond, Victorian summerhouse and 18th century tower. There's a great tea room and museum down at the Quay.
The family home to the Tremayne family for over 400 years, this remarkable setting holds a great deal of intrigue and mystery. At the turn of the century decline had set in very rapidly and the gardens were neglected. A storm in 1990 revealed them once again and captured the imagination of those that discovered them. Ties to the 19th century as well as the First World War were found and the daunting task of restoration was begun. Well worth a visit. (Dogs allowed between October and March)
A magnificent 10 acre garden created after World War II by Lionel Fortescue, a noted plant collector, and now owned by the Fortescue Garden Trust. Its romantic 2 acre walled garden is one of the finest in the country and surrounds the ruins of a 16th century vicarage.
A small valley, with a brook cascading from its source on Dartmoor through ponds and over waterfalls towards the River Erme, is the beautiful setting for this 24 acre woodland garden. Flowering shrubs, trees and a wealth of wild flowers feature here. (Limited wheelchair access)
A very English country garden with herbaceous borders and many areas dedicated to different colours of plants. A series of 'garden-rooms' surround the Georgian house. The plants sold here are all grown at Bosvigo and include many hard-to-find species.
At this picturesque fishing town you can enjoy safe beaches, a wide choice of restaurants, excellent walking routes, fishing trips and diving.
As well as its lively range of productions in drama, music and dance, Sterts Theatre is also a gallery space for painting, photography, sculpture and crafts.
Authentic costumes, trips underground to witness the harsh working conditions of Victorian copper miners and your children acting as servants or working on the mine 'dressing floor', this is the award winning living history experience at Morwellham Quay.
Tavistock Pannier Market is located in the centre of the historic town of Tavistock, this market has continually served the community since 1105 and is an integral part of the community. It is an indoor market that is open daily from Tuesday through to Saturday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. It is very popular and draws customers from all over who come to appreciate the quality and choice of products there are available to buy. There is usually a theme to the market and this continually changes so you never know what you might find here. There is a huge myriad of stalls selling all sorts of goods from food, confectionery, cakes and savouries, books, clothing, hardware, second-hand items, flowers, plants and so much more, you never know what you will find here. It is a bustling and lively market with a nice friendly vibe and offers the perfect opportunity to casually stroll through the stalls sampling the produce before you buy. There are a number of cafes located here so plenty of opportunities to stop for a welcome beverage and snack. Being indoors Tavistock Pannier Market is perfect regardless of the weather.
Poppy Cottage Garden is located in the centre of the stunning Roseland Peninsula, the grounds extend to about one acre and provide a riot of colour all through the year. The planting is arranged into a series of rooms, being individual small gardens that are planted with bulbs, herbaceous, grasses, shrubs and exotic plants, that have all been strategically placed, the lawns are immaculate and there are some water features too. The gardens are predominantly colour themed and it is a truly beautiful sight when they are in full bloom and the fragrances that fill the air are delightful. There are plenty of places for you to sit and enjoy the different aspects of the gardens whilst enjoying a cup of coffee and a slice of home-made cake. You will also find a small orchard here with some unusual ducks and chickens that roam around, they are not at all like the ones you normally see. In addition there is a small nursery are with a wide variety of herbaceous plants for sale, excellent quality and well established plants all clearly labelled. The gardens are open most days except Friday and Saturday and there is an entrance charge of £3.50 per person, children are free. The owner is very friendly and really knowledgeable about plants and very hospitable too. Poppy Cottage Garden are delightful gardens with stunning planning and offers plenty of ideas if you are a keen gardener, as well as a lovely escape from the bustle amongst the peace and tranquillity of these gorgeous gardens.
Located across the Camel estuary from the fishing port of Padstow, Rock is reputed to be the home of more millionaires than anywhere else in Cornwall.
This quaint Cornish fishing village is very popular with visitors. It's home to celebrity chef Rick Stein who has a number of restaurants here - attractions in their own right. The famous cycle path 'The Camel Trail' runs into Padstow and makes for a great day out.
St Tudy is a tranquil village with pretty cottages and craft shops and a beautiful 15th century church made from Delabole slate. With Bodmin Moor on the doorstep, it makes an ideal location for exploring both coastal and inland regions.
Visitors who are serious about learning the culture and history of England should stop by the Tintagel Visitors Centre. This important attraction offers a wealth of information in a comfortable setting. Print materials are also offered so you can enhance your journey with valuable details about who lived in the area, what happened and why each landmark is so significant.
Located in Tintagel, Cornwall, the King Arthur Bookshop offers an exciting collection of items that go beyond your standard book store. Visitors can stop in to browse an eclectic selection of fine jewellery, pottery, gifts and books. Many include beautiful styles and themes including legend, fantasy and folklore inspired designs and many gorgeous Celtic themed creations.
This beautiful 700 year old harbour was the location for the ITV series 'Doc Martin'.
Boscastle has inspired many an author and artist with its beauty and architecture. It has becoem famous more recently as the victim of Britain's worst flash flood in half a century. However, it has recovered completely and still retains its natural beauty.
Set on the rugged Cornish coastline, Tintagel has attracted poets, artists, historians and sightseers since the Victorian era. It is famous for its associations with the legend of King Arthur and the round table.
Skinners Brewery is a relatively new family owned brewers to the Cornwall region but they have already firmly established themselves as distinguished brewers and received a number of awards to reflect this. Their award winning ales are produced here using locally grown barley and other local ingredients and traditional methods to produce their fine ales. They are located in the gorgeous city of Truro and you can take a guided tour of the brewery to see first hand the processes involved in producing their ales, you see a short DVD presentation and then get shown around the site, you can taste the hops as well as seeing the brewing process. The staff are excellent, friendly, animated and knowledgeable they make the tour interesting, humorous and informative. There is a visitor centre where you can relax and enjoy a sample of some of their award winning ales in a traditional pub setting. Skinners Brewery is a fantastic brewery tour, one of the best around and should not be missed even if you are not an ale connoisseur.
Lemon Street Market is a fabulous indoor market that is located in the heart of Truro and is home to a diverse collection of shops, that have an organic, natural, health or renewable theme, a restaurant, cafe and gallery. It is a lovely spot that is lively and bustling with a cosmopolitan feel, you can stroll around soaking up the atmosphere or stop for a bite to eat at the Explorers Restaurant and enjoy a tasty dish from their diverse contemporary menu; where possible ingredients are sourced locally and all food is cooked fresh. You will find the staff to be friendly and the service is very good and the prices are also very good, really reasonable. The Lander Gallery is home to a wonderful collection of Cornish art that blends classic and contemporary art in the one space, all pieces have a Cornish influence resulting in some stunning works of art. It is a lovely bright, contemporary space that is spacious and all pieces are well displayed. Lemon Street Market offers an unrivalled specialist shopping experience as well as being a great place to just hang out.
Check out the hottest movies during your visit to Newquay! The Lighthouse Cinema offers affordable admission prices as well as a diverse selection of the most recent releases and much more! Whether you love action flicks, comedies, kid's movies, dramas or horror, you will find it at this popular Newquat entertainment venue.
Callestick Farm is situated in the centre of Cornwall, amongst some stunning countryside and where there is plenty of fresh clean air. It is a family run farm and they have being producing their delicious and wholly natural award winning ice cream for the past twenty five years. Using their own pure, wholesome milk and local cream together with a premier fruits and confectionery they produce a range of tempting and luscious ice creams that you will not be able to resist. During your visit to the farm you can not only see them making their scrumptious ice creams but a collection of farm and more unusual animals who live here as well as play in the play area, set in a courtyard location there are places for you to sit and observe as the children play around. There is a roomy tearoom and shop here that serves a tasty range of wholesome snacks, light lunches, cream teas as well as a good selection of beverages and not forgetting the tastiest and delicious ice cream around. The shop is well stocked with a nice range of local foods and crafts for sale. Callestick Farm is a traditional family farm that offers a nice escape from the bustle amongst the peace and tranquillity of its beautiful surroundings. A great place for a few hours visit with the added bonus of a delicious ice cream, can't be beaten.
Browse the impressive exhibits and fascinating 19th century photographs. Take note of the keepsakes and memorabilia from the 18th century and let it conjure up images of Polperro when smuggling was at its height. Learn about the local fishing history too and how the village and the people thrived off the two industries.
Reportedly the home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife this charming little house also has a lottery funded garden with traditional 16th century varieties of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Get a flavour of Elizabethan life in the replica rooms of this little Tudor cottage.
Now part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, the park is set in the grounds of two former working china clay pits. Discover how the china clay was mined, what it was used for and what it meant to the families who lived in the area.
A magnificent Edwardian building, which opened in 1910, houses a wide collection of art and human and natural history. The events and activities programmes include workshops, children's holiday activities and concerts.
Buckland's peaceful setting today belies its swashbuckling past, brought to life through exhibitions and redesigned galleries, including new introductory film and interactive displays. Sir Francis Drake, its one time owner, is rumoured to haunt the place with 'accompanying hell hounds.' (See website for specific wheelchair information)
Exquisite Georgian Mansion in a landscaped park which was was the film location for Sense and Sensibility. The historic tack room in the stables and the rolling wooded landscape park with 19th century gardens, orangery and follies make it a lovely day, out full of English heritage.
Surrounding a grand castle built in 1808, and home to a National Magnolia Collection, the 100 acres of woodland gardens are a joy to behold in spring. For a special insight, join a guided tour with the Head Gardener or his assistant.
An imposing symbol of power and authority, dominating the surrounding landscape, Launceston Castle sits on a large natural mound. Its unusual keep consists of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier shell keep. Once a prison, it now displays 1000 years of history.
A fun and informative day for all the family, with working and static exhibits of fairgrounds, steam engines and vintage machinery, combined with a wealth of heritage material, and all set in beautiful rural surroundings.
St. Materiana's Church in Tintagel is a must-see landmark nestled in one of the most scenic regions in Cornwall. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape before moving inside this beautiful church. Inside, visitors can take in aged architecture complete with vibrant stained glass windows. The grounds outside include a lovely graveyard to explore.
Looming proudly over windswept cliffs stands the majesty of Tintagel Castle. This historic landmark is positioned along one of the most dramatic stretches of coastline in England. It is believed that the castle was the birthplace of the famous King Arthur. The view is absolutely amazing. Visitors will be transported to a long forgotten time as they explore this visually stunning area.
Visit the largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts in the world.
The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a train lover's dream! This attraction is not just fun, it's also an important historic landmark with significant educational value. Climb aboard one of the three miniature railways, which include the East Wheal Rose, Woodland Railway and Newly Branch Line. The area is also a lush wildlife conservation space.
This famous and geologically important gorge is 1œ miles long and can be viewed from an enchanting woodland and riverside circular walk, which passes the spectacular 30m-high White Lady waterfall and thrilling Devil's Cauldron.
The history of the Gerrans Parish is represented in the heritage centre through displays depicting farming through the ages, the fishing industry, education, Domesday Book entries and much more.
Truro Cathedral is an immediately recognisable landmark on the landscape, the towers can be seen for miles around, located in the centre of the city it is easy to locate this beautiful architectural building, with its many fine features. The Cathedral has a long history and incorporates part of an old church dating to at least 1259, the first stone for the current Cathedral was laid in May 1880 with work finishing in 1887. Inside a sense of peace and reflection emits from the building which is very calming. The inside is equally as stunning as the exterior having undergone considerable restoration, there are fantastic stained glass windows, spectacular woodwork and carvings, intricate plasterwork, it is so ornate and beautiful, real craftsmanship is on display here. There are guided tours operated by experienced guides who will tell you all about the intriguing history of the Cathedral, they are both friendly and knowledgeable. The Cathedral is open every day throughout the year so visiting couldn't be easier. There is no charge to enter the Cathedral but they do rely on donations and there are boxes around where a donation can be made. Another way of helping is buying one of the guidebooks which are on sale in the gift shop or perhaps a coffee from the coffee shop. Truro Cathedral is a simply stunning historic building with many wonderful features and a rich history too, it is a lovely place to walk around soaking up the tranquil atmosphere and history.
Explore 450 years of history from Tudor Times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets of the Pendennis Castle. Experience the sights and sounds of battle, garrison life and the hidden life of Cornwall's greatest fortress.
This exceptional museum is anything but dry and dusty! Local social history, tools and weapons are all enhanced by hands on interactives, audio-visual experiences, talks and exhibitions.