Out and About

The Nare is perfectly positioned to explore the stunning natural beauty of the Roseland Peninsula. Secluded creeks, stunning gardens, spectacular coastal scenery and historic churches are some of the delights to be found in this rural and unspoilt landscape. 

The hotel also lies close to many of Cornwall’s world famous attractions including The Eden Project, The National Maritime Museum, Lanhydrock National Trust Estate (pictured above) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Lanhydrock National Trust House & Estate

There are also other famous sights that are accessible in a day trip. St Michael’s Mount, The Minack Theatre and St Ives, which includes the Tate Modern (St Ives) gallery and Barbara Hepworth’s sculpture garden are two such locations. For those who enjoy the Poldark or Doc Martin television programmes, a visit to locations on The Lizard and to Port Isaac respectively, are a great day out.

The Nare hotel's chauffeur stands next to the hotel's Range Rover.
Nathan The Nare chauffeur, alongside the Range Rover

The Nare chauffeur service is also available for full or half day excursions by private appointment. This offers Nare guests a comfortable way to travel to sights nearby or furtherafield, and one benefits from some additional and insightful local knowledge courtesy of our drivers.

The Best of Cornwall

Yellow sand and blue sea on Carne beach in Cornwall.


Cornwall is probably most renowned for its beaches and it’s no wonder really with over 300 of them. Cornish beaches have been rated amongst the best in the world and are delightfully diverse, ranging from the long and sweeping, to the small and intimate, only accessible by boat or coastal path.

The soft swell of the south coast makes it ideally suited to families and younger children, whilst the north coast is a surfer’s paradise.

Charlestown Harbour, a point of interest on the south Cornish coast.


Cornwall is also known for its quaint seaside harbours such as Mevagissey, St Mawes, Looe, Mousehole and Padstow. Many of these are still working fishing ports and are a beautiful sight to behold.

Many of them offer visitors the chance to explore the coastline from the water and even try your hand at sea fishing. The historic port at Charlestown (pictured) is still used by square riggers ships, made famous by pirates of old. 

Magnolias form an arch over a garden path that's blanketed in hot-pink petals.


Cornwall has a mild sub-tropical climate due to its geographical location on the edge of the Gulf Stream. The great plant hunters of the previous centuries realized this significant factor and as a result Cornish gardens are today considered some of the best in the world.

The Great Gardens of Cornwall, which includes The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, are now world renowned, with many visiting Cornwall to see them first hand.

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A man looks back at the hotel from Nare Head.

Coastal and River Walks

As a result of its geography Cornwall offers many stunning walks. The South West Coastal Path runs the entire 694km of Cornwall's coastline, offering breath-taking views. There are also over thirty rivers across the county with the Fal, Helford, Camel and Fowey rivers offering some of the best walks.

For a special experience why not try one of The Nare's guided walks, or discover the Fal and Helford rivers aboard Alice Rose, the hotel motor launch?

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St Just-in-Roseland church, with the river just beyond.

Historic Churches

Many beautiful and historic churches are in evidence across Cornwall, with the majority dating back to before the 14th century.

They range in size and stature from the stunning Truro cathedral to small chapels dotted across the county. Churches at Veryan, St. Just in Roseland, St. Mawes and St. Anthony in Roseland all lie within easy reach from The Nare. St Just Church is particularly beautiful, surrounded by subtropical gardens and alongside the river Fal.

Pendennis Castle with a cannon in the foreground.

Castles and Forts

Cornwall has an array of famous sites of historical importance including St. Michael’s Mount, Tintagel castle, Restormel castle, St. Catherine’s castle, St. Mawes castle and Pendennis castle.

The latter two are close to The Nare and examples of coastal artillery fortresses by Henry VIII in the 14th century. They sit either side of the Fal estuary and together protected the county against invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

The Tate St Ives, an art gallery in St Ives, Cornwall.

Art Galleries

Cornwall has a rich artistic heritage and is the reason the county boasts so many wonderful art galleries. In 1993, The Tate Gallery of Modern Art in London opened a sister gallery in St. Ives to recognise the huge contribution Cornwall has made to modern art.

Visits to Penlee House and Newlyn Gallery covers both old and new art inspired by the Cornish coast. There are also many other less well known but no less impressive art galleries across the county.

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Caerhays Castle in Cornwall, surrounded by gardens.

Stately Homes and Manor Houses

Wonderful stately homes can also be found across the county, with two National Trust houses within easy reach of The Nare, those at Lanhydrock Estate and Trelissick Estate. Caerhays Castle, which is actually a private manor home is also nearby.

Part of The Great Gardens of Cornwall, Caerhays is the home of the national collection of Magnolias, which are the inspiration behind Cornwall's Spring Story - the moment Cornish Magnolias flower, Spring has arrived in England.  

Read about Cornwall's Spring Story
The Minack Theatre, an amphitheatre carved into the cliffs in Cornwall.

Other Attractions

The village of St Mawes on the tip of the Roseland Peninsula boasts a picturesque harbour and historic castle. Passenger and car ferries provide transportation over the Fal river to Falmouth, with its colourful waterfront and The National Maritime Museum.

Furtherafield is the expansive Bodmin Moor, with its ancient monuments, or for a real treat experience open air theatre productions at the Minack theatre, which is built into the cliff face with only the sea as its backdrop!

A ship, a ferry and a RIB on the River Fal.

Annual Cornish Events

There are numerous events and festivals that take place each year across Cornwall. These are a great way to experience the culture of the county, which has evolved over many centuries.

There are many festivals celebrating the arts and agriculture for which Cornwall has a long and rich heritage. There are also several well renowned food festivals that celebrate the stunning cuisine, wines and beers that are produced from the county. 

The country house hotel by the sea