Places to Visit
There are so many things to do and places to visit in Cornwall – Here are a few suggestions near us:
The Camel Trail is a popular recreational cycle routes, ideal for those looking for easy cycling (on the level) and a great way of exploring the beautiful Camel Valley and Camel Estuary.
Try your hand at surfing, stand-up paddle boarding or wave skiing, or have an ‘Extreme Day’ at Newquay’s much-loved Watergate Bay.
Adopt a Cornish lobster! Or, just visit the Lobster Hatchery visitor centre and learn about lobsters, the fishery and marine conservation.
There is a fantastic choice of Coastal, Moorland and Country walks within easy distance of Lanhydrock. For coastal wanders, choose from north or south coast – The South West Coast Path allows you to explore miles of coastal paths – all 630 of them if you’re feeling really fit!
Aiming to share the story of the sea and the place it holds in the lives of the people of Cornwall, the museum in Falmouth offers an interactive exploration of maritime history, culture and industry as well as promoting sports and activities linked to the sea.
Still a family home, Pencarrow is a resplendent predominantly Georgian house, whose name means ‘head of the valley’ or ‘high fort’ in Cornish. Take a tour of the house and visit over 50 acres of gardens and grounds.
The National Trust’s late Victorian country house is set out to reflect the heyday of the Agar-Robartes family, who lived a wealthy but unpretentious existence tucked away in this quiet corner of Cornwall. There are extensive gardens to explore including a network of woodland, parkland and riverside path and a Steinway piano waiting to be played in the Long Room – and it’s just next door!
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by losing yourself in Heligan, a haven within the 13th century estate. ‘Lost’ for a century, before work began to uncover and restore the dilapidated gardens to their former glory, Heligan has everything from a Victorian pleasure garden to sub-tropical jungle, ancient woodland to a working garden.
The world-famous Eden Project allows you experience several continents in a day by visiting their giant biomes packed with flora and fauna from as far afield as the Mediterranean, South Africa and California.