Cornwall has breathtaking scenery, from sheltered sandy coves to windswept moorland. Whether you love dramatic surfing beaches, castle ruins, cultural festivals, scrumptious food or history and heritage you’ll find Cornwall has it all.
Want to learn a few more fascinating facts and figures about Cornwall? Here’s our A-Z of Cornwall, so dive in and see just how much you didn’t know!
After 108 years, the Dartmouth Royal Naval College finally opened its tours to the public. You can pre-book a place on two-hour guided tour of this historic building.
Learn more about Royal Navy history and the men and women who serve our country aboard the fleet of ships and submarines. It’s a memorable tour for anyone interested in architecture, history or the Royal Navy.
Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary is an amazing place to see exotic wildlife such as meerkats, lemurs, coatis, monkeys, ostriches and even a few farm animals for good measure. This popular attraction provides a home for needy animals and birds.
Visit the petting farm, explore the authentic Maasai Village, learn to be a Falconer or be a Keeper for a Day at this superb wildlife sanctuary near Looe.
If you are looking for a challenging and unusual activity that will be a conversation piece for weeks afterwards, head to Dragon Archery near Holsworthy. This well laid out family business will have you slaying dragons and orcs in no time!
Read on to discover what a session at Dragon Archery entails before booking a family day out, birthday party, stag weekend or company team-building event there.
It’s hard to imagine that the quiet town of Bodmin was actually the former county town of Cornwall during the tin mining era. In its rabble-rousing days it was the centre of the Cornish Rebellion in 1497 and the later Prayer Book Rebellion.
Here are our 5 worthwhile reasons to visit Bodmin.
Bird lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and those looking for something different to do will all enjoy a visit to the Screech Owl Sanctuary in central Cornwall. It offers falconry demonstrations and hands-on opportunities with quite a menagerie of animals.
One of Devon’s most endearing attractions is the Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary. The cute residents entertain all ages, especially at feeding time, and the butterfly house is ideal for showery days!
Located where the River Taw joins the Torridge, Barnstaple is within easy reach of Exmoor National Park and the Tarka Trail. It has a characterful historic town centre with some impressive buildings including the Victorian Butcher’s Row.
Here are our 5 worthwhile reasons to visit Barnstaple.
Following on from the reopening of the National Trust Coleridge Cottage, the scenic Coleridge Way has now been extended. It runs for 51 miles across the Devon-Somerset border linking Exmoor National Park with the Quantock Hills.
The tiny city of Truro with its charming cobbled streets and grand townhouses makes a great place to spend a long weekend at any time of year. With excellent shopping, dining, history and architecture you can mix city pleasures with a riverside stroll.
Here are our 5 worthwhile reasons to visit Truro.