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Sightseeing and landmarks in Cornwall

Art museums

Art Museum
“The art scene is infamous in St. Ives amongst all the galleries is the famous Tate gallery.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A total gem, inspirational, insightful and a real haven for any artists or folk who like to get to the heart of the place they’re staying. ”
  • 48 locals recommend

History museums

Castle
“A day out in Falmouth can be combined with a visit to Pendennis Castle, a walk along the beach and a visit to Falmouth's superb shops and restaurants. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
History Museum
“Full of exciting and interesting local history covering mining, local life, geology, transport and many other areas of history. A very good cafe/restaurant accompanies the museum and shop. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Castle
“Great seaside town with several beaches, lovely canal walk and plenty of independently owned shops and eateries.”
  • 35 locals recommend
History Museum
“Contains many of the Villages many hidden past secrets. Free entry for all ages.”
  • 5 locals recommend
History Museum
“If you want to understand Cornwall's mining heritage this is the place to go. Working exhibits, down to earth, hands on and surrounded by the fantastic mining landscapes of the Great Flat Lode. The Croust Hut provides excellent luches and snacks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Castle
“English heritage castle overlooking falmouth bay. A truly great day out for the whole family. Highly recommended.”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Theatre
“Outdoor theatre cut into the rock overlooking the sea. Amazing, staggering setting. Great shows, rarely cancelled. Has been known to pause performances to watch the dolphins swimming past! Visit Portcurno at the same time and swim from the beautiful beach. ”
  • 223 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The most wonderful and remote part of Cornwall. Off the crowd from the tourist attraction Lands end has magnificent charm and great cliff walks . The view is stunning.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Cape Cornwall is a small headland in West Cornwall, UK. It is four miles north of Land's End near the town of St Just. A cape is the point of land where two bodies of water meet. Until the first Ordnance Survey, 200 years ago, Cape Cornwall was believed to be the most westerly point in Cornwall”
  • 19 locals recommend
Waterfall
“Delightful walk along the Fowey river in a nature sanctuary - great for paddling in the river and historical industrial remains. Impressive rocky and woodland landscape.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Great grounds and made famous recently for being used as a location for Tim Burton’s film Alice in Wonderland. It has a trail for this in its grounds”
  • 8 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“There are many ancient Celtic sites around Penwith. If you are interested, also visit the Men an Tol, Lanyard Quoit, Carn Euny etc.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Lands end has become a little touristy but out of season can be quite quiet. Can be bleak!! Get your obligatory picture taken by the signposts. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“One of our favorite walks. Rame Head to Cawsand. Park at Rame Head and walk along the coastal footpath to Cawsand. Have some lunch. If you are feeling lazy walk back along the the road. If you are feeling fit go back on the footpath!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Historic sites

Historic Site
“Iconic Castle in the sea - worth a visit, at low tide walk along the causeway and get the boat at high tide.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Garden
“As well as an amazing Cornish Orchard, there is a large lawned area and the focal point of the lawn is the magnificent Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) which was planted in 1898, an extremely long-lived tree that thinks nothing of growing over 1,000 years. These gardens have super views down to the beautiful Helford River. Exotic plants and beautiful floral pathways lead to different areas of gardens and if you like gardens this is a must.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A National Trust Property with a beautiful house, lovely walks and cycle trails, a playground and good cafe! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great for walks and food- it can be reached via a short boat journey from Cremyl in Plymouth. good walk would be to Kingsand from Mount Edgecumbe a long the coastal path and then catch the boat back to Plymouth”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Find out what it was life behind bars as an 18th-century prisoner and explore the many cells, the execution shed, the civil prison/exhibition and the naval prison. Open all year.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This, the most famous of Cornwall's landmarks, has a fascinating history, is steeped in both legend and folklore”
  • 17 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Great grounds for walking in on a hot summer day or hire a cycle. The gardens and house are beautiful.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located just outside of Newquay, you can find Trerice nestled away in the countryside in between Kestle Mill and Lane. It’s one of the smaller NT houses, and you can make your way around the whole site in under an hour if you’re not a reader/ talker! Known for their lemon meringue pie! ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“It's a private library in a beautiful Georgian building with an amazing archive of local photographs. One of a kind.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Helston has a Tescos' 'Sainsburys and Lidl stores all open until 10 pm except sunday when they close by 4 pm .”
  • 8 locals recommend
Library
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“People come from all over the world to trace their Cornish family history and research for person or professional purposes. Often has exhibitions by local artists and photographers.”
  • 1 local recommends