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What are the best tourist attractions in Cornwall, UK?

Best attractions within Cornwall, UK

Lost Gardens of Heligan

This historic garden replenished itself after the first world war ended. In time, it has become one of the most incredible attractions within the UK, let alone in just Cornwall. The stunning views of its beauty make it a memorable experience.

Contact:

Website: https://www.heligan.com/ Telephone: +44(0)1724 845100 Image Source: stives-cornwall.co.uk

Location: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN.

The Minack Theatreminack theatre at night

Based on the south-west coast of Cornwall, the Minack Theatre brings the previous generations back. The very same style Shakespeare had once performed in. This theatre brings in more than 100,000 people a year.

It can be rightfully said that this theatre is the UK’s most famous outdoor theatre. It can most certainly make you want to come back and experience its setting again and again.

Contact:

Website: https://www.minack.com/ Image Source: minack.com

Telephone: +44(0)1736 810181

Email: [email protected]

Location: The Minack Theatre Trust CIO, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, TR19 6JU

Tresco Abbey Gardenstresco abbey gardens pathway

The Tresco Abbey Gardens is just a boat trip away from Cornwall. This beautiful tropical garden has more than 20,000 plants across 80 different countries making the trip worth it. Established in the 19th century, means that it is full of history with the ruin remains of the Benedictine Abbey. The flowers here flourish with vibrant colours during spring so you won’t want to miss this stunning experience.

Contact:

Website: https://www.tresco.co.uk/enjoying/abbey-garden Image Source: tresco.co.uk

Telephone: 01720 42108

Email: [email protected]

Location: Tresco Isles of Scilly, England, TR24 0QQ

Barbara Hepworth Museuminside the hepworth museum

Within St. Ives lies the Barbara Hepworth Museum, home to one of the greatest artwork and sculptures from across the world. It is said that the sculptures here span over from the 1920s.

Born in the early 1900s, Barbara from a young age began to develop this museum. Just from looking at the sculptures inside, you can see where all of her inspirations came from.

Contact:

Website: https://barbarahepworth.org.uk/st-ives/ Image Source: babarahepworth.org.uk

Event Website: https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives/barbara-hepworth-museum-and-sculpture-garden

Telephone: +441736 796226

Location: Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AD

Tintagel CastleTintagel castle arch

The Tintagel Castle is located at the very north coast of Cornwall. You can find it surrounded by the rocky rugged coast home to the historic legend King Arthur.

Immerse yourself within its history and experience the vibrant beauty that surrounds the castle. The two separated cliffs have been united with a new footbridge. This allows you to immerse yourself at the heart of the Tintagel Castle. Image Source: english-heritage.org.uk

Contact:

Event Website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/tintagel-castle/

Telephone: +443703 331181

Location: Tintagel Castle, Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0HE

St Nectan’s Glenwalk-in waterfall

Following up from the Tintagel Castle, right next to it is St Nectan’s Glen. You can visit here just after the Tintagel Castle on your day out.

Relax with a nice cream tea or coffee going through walk-in waterfalls and ancient woodland. You would never forget the colourful beauty that lies within. It’s diverse animal, bird and plant nature has even captured the attention of the SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)!

Contact:

Website: https://www.st-nectansglen.co.uk/ Image Source: st-nectansglen.co.uk

Telephone: 01840 779538

Email: [email protected]

Location: St, Nectans Glen, Trethevy, Tintagel, Cornwall, PL34 0BE

Kynance Covelandscape of Kynance Cove

Welcome to one of the world’s most stunning beaches, here at Kynance Cove. This place has always been a magnet to tourists and once you visit, you will know why. The seas here overlaps a white sandy beach contrasting with the coloured rocks makes Kynance Cove a vibrant place to be.

Contact:

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kynance-cove Image Source: nationtrust.org.uk

Telephone: 0344 800 1895

Email: [email protected]

Location: Kynance Cove, Mullion, Cornwall, TR12 7PJ

Lizard Pointlizard point sunset

At the most southern part of the British mainland, the Lizard Point is said to have a very distinctive feature. Looking down the peak, you can overlook one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

Surrounded by the diversity of animal life is a bumpy landscape which is known as Lizard Point. From the name, you can tell that there is a history behind this point. When stood at the peak, you will taste the breeze of the Lizard Point and breathe its clean refreshing air.

Contact:

Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lizard-point Image Source: nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: +441326 222170

Email: [email protected]

Location: Lizard Point, South West Coast Path, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 7NT

 

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