Top 5 Cornish adventures for grown-ups
There is no doubt that our little county is a place of beauty – a breathtakingly rustic and mystical little corner of the world that we’ll be forever grateful to call home. The problem is that there are so many beautiful things to see and do in Cornwall, it can often be difficult to pinpoint exactly what you should spend your days getting up to when visiting us – especially if you’d like to avoid the bustling beach scenes!
So, we thought we’d lend a hand and create a list of some wonderful Cornish adventures to keep you entertained throughout the whole of your stay with us…
The Minack Theatre
Rowena Cade started constructing The Minack Theatre back in the 1920s, continuing her incredible work well into her 80s. Perched right on the edge of the cliffs at Porthcurno, with views straight out of a Tolkien novel, the outdoor theatre is as unique as Cornwall, attracting over 80,000 visitors a year. Seasons run all summer long, from May through to September, tickets being on sale for as little as £10. (Top tips: keep one eye on the ocean to look out for dolphins, and bring a cushion!)
If you want to feel like you’ve entered a Monet painting, Trebah gardens is for you. Located just above the Helford River passage, the gardens are subtropical, holding an array of 100-year-old rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias and more. Events run throughout the summer ranging from theatre to live music. And to add to this stunning attraction, if you’re looking for a quiet coastal spot (away from the crowds), Trebah has its very own private beach! Polgwidden Cove provides the perfect secluded spot to while away an hour or two with a good book and a picnic!
St Ives Tate Gallery
Speaking of Monet, The Tate Gallery in St Ives is definitely worth a visit. St Ives has a long history as an artistic playground for modern artists, many of which have their roots in the fishing town. The gallery holds an impressive collection of art, ranging from sculptures to paintings to film. Summer exhibitions include “SOUND IN THE ROUND” a soundscape taking inspiration from Naum Gabo: Constructions for Real Life and Petrit Halilaj childhood artworks. Whatever your relationship with creative works of art, we’re sure you’ll find something here that catches your eye…But if a visit to an Art Gallery really isn’t for you – not to worry! The exciting village of St Ives will provide more than enough adventure for one afternoon.
Coverack Village and Fishing Community
The Village of Coverack is a secret you really won’t want to share if you’re looking for an authentic and quiet Cornish experience. With stunning coastal views and natural wildlife, ambling through the charming village is like taking a step back in time. Steeped in Cornish history, activities include breathtaking walks along the coast, boat trips out from the harbour and simply taking time to soak up and explore the picturesque scenery of the village.
St Michael’s Mount
The charm and magic surrounding this historic Cornish attraction is unlike any other. Timed just right with a low tide, the most exciting and romantic way to access the Mount is by walking the short distance along the ancient, cobbled causeway – but not to worry, if your visit doesn’t coincide with the right tides, there’s also a lovely ferry that runs from the beach at Marazion just opposite. Once across, you can choose to mill around the quaint little harbor, or venture up to the entrancing castle and gardens to learn all about the rich history surrounding the Mount. With guaranteed jaw-dropping panoramic views, this is certainly one for your ‘must visit- list!
So there you have it, a few of the very best Cornish adventures to add to that all-important agenda for your next visit to our little county. Happy exploring!
The Lanhydrock Team x