Places to See
Tranquility or excitement, surf or scenery. There is something for everyone in Cornwall.
Porthcothan Bay provided the Cornish setting for the scenes of Nampara Cove, the beach close to Ross Poldark’s residence in the 2015 BBC adaptation of Winston Graham’s Poldark. This wonderful bay, located between Newquay and Padstow is one of seven stunning beaches in this area, known locally as The Seven Bays. Centred around the village of St Merryn, the Seven Bays – Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s, Constantine, Treyarnon and Porthcothan Bay.
Visit www.poldarkguide.co.uk for a guide to all of the Poldark filming locations in Cornwall.
The Minack Theatre
Cornwall TR19 6JU
The Minack Theatre is the most famous cliffside open-air theatre in the world; from above it looks as though it had been built two thousand years ago. In fact, it was just under eighty years ago that there was nothing there except a sloping gully of gorse and heather overlooking the sea. From 1931 until she died in 1983 the Minack Theatre was planned, built and financed by one determined woman – Rowena Cade. Visit to see a performance in the evening, during the day or simply just to see the breathtaking view.
Opening times vary so check www.minack.com for details.
The Eden Project
St Austell, Cornwall
The Eden Project is an exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. If you’re on holiday in Cornwall there are a whole range of things to do at Eden, including special events and activities, on offer throughout the year.
Check www.edenproject.com for opening times and details.
St Michael’s Mount
Cornwall TR17 0HS
Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history, a beautiful castle-topped isle standing proud in Mount’s Bay. Reach us by foot at low tide, or alternatively by boat. A historic and exciting exploration for the whole family.
Opening times vary so check www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk for details.
Lanhydrock National Trust
Lanhydrock is a magnificent late victorian country house and gardens set within a wooded estate. Now in the care of the National Trust, Lanhydrock offers a magical day out for all the family. Discover the two sides of Victorian life; from the kitchens and the servants quarters to the luxurious family areas.
Opening hours vary according to the season check www.nationtrust.org.uk/lanhydrock for details.
A beautiful Elizabethan manor house overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour of Padstow.
Admire the stunning architecture of the house and the historic gardens including a Deer Park with it’s herd of Fallow Deer. You will be enchanted by the magical stories surrounding Prideaux Place.
For more information please check www.prideauxplace.co.uk for opening times and details.
Pencarrow House & Gardens
Open from Sunday to Thursday, April to October, Pencarrow House & Garden is a wonderful dog friendly day out. Take a guided tour around the house or enjoy the landscaped gardens and rambling woodland walks available in the gardens.
Opening hours vary according to the season check www.pencarrow.co.uk for details.
Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo. Enjoy feeding time with the Lemurs or a Penguin Encounter. From Big Cats and Wildebeest to exotic insects, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Newquay Zoo.
Opening hours vary according to the season check www.newquayzoo.org.uk for details.