The Eden Project, St. Austell. Tel 01726 811911
The 8th Wonder of the World and home to the world’s largest greenhouse. Two gigantic geodesic conservatories – one a majestic rainforest, the other is host to the fruits and flowers of the Mediterranean, South Africa and California.
Outside the extensive grounds are landscaped and produce tea, lavender, sunflowers and hemp. There are plans for a future desert conservatory. There is a Cafe and facilities for the disabled.
St. Michael’s Mount (National Trust) Marazion, near Penzance. Tel 01736 710507
The jewel in Cornwall’s crown, a fairytale island with an exotic garden, ancient harbour, a church and a medieval castle. Access from Marazion is by foot along the causeway, or by ferry at high water.
The most westerly point in mainland Britain. Rugged wave lashed cliffs and stunning views. Longships Lighthouse and Wolf Rock are off shore and the Isles of Scilly in the distance. Exhibitions, craft and gift shops. Hotel and restaurant.
The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance.
Tel: 01736 810181
A uniquely situated open-air theatre on the cliffs at Porthcurno, near Lands End. Performances take place most evenings and some afternoon matinees. The Rowena Cade Exhibition Centre tells the story of its creation.
The entire coast of Cornwall is accessible via the coastal path. The views are magnificent, the cliffs supreme, wild flowers are in abundance, and hidden sandy coves an unexpected delight. Some parts may be rocky or steep but every step is worthwhile.
Flambards Village, Helston. Tel 01326 564093
The ultimate family day out – something for everyone Hornet Rollercoaster, Formula circuit, Space Orbiters, Log Flume Or wander through the twisting streets and alleyways of the lamp-lit Victorian Street….and much much more!
Isles of Scilly
Via Penzance by helicopter, boat or aeroplane. 30 miles off the top of Cornwall lies a subtropical paradise. Crystal clear sea, golden beaches and Tresco gardens. For perfect peace where only the only sounds are the waves breaking and birdsong.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Cornwall’s £21 Million Attraction – Falmouth -
Housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth harbour-side, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.
Paradise Park, Hayle, Nr st ives, Cornwall
Tel: 01736 751020
Paradise Park is home to the ‘World Parrot Trust’. First prize winners in BBC Wildlife Magazine ‘Zoo Conservation Awards for Excellence’. Beautiful birds, otters and squirrels. Superb gardens and plenty of fun for children.