Other Attractions

There are a number of other attractions for which Cornwall is renowned

The National Maritime Museum, Falmouth.

National Maritime Museum - Falmouth

The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, an independent museum located in Falmouth. The Nare has always been an active supporter of the museum, which celebrates and explores the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture, including the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall. A home to the National small boat collection and also promotes an understanding of small boats and their place in people’s lives.


A still from the programme Poldark.

Poldark’s Cornwall & Mining Heritage

Mining in Cornwall has been around since 1000 - 2000 B.C. The St. Piran flag is meant to represent the 'white' tin occurring as veins against the dark rocks. The dramatised series of Poldark, whose plot follows Ross Poldark's attempts to make his derelict tin mines a success, shows the varied and challenging history of mining. The oldest and only complete tin mine in Cornwall for guided tours is the aptly named Poldark Mine.


A boat sails down the River Fal.

Fal River Links

The Fal River is Cornwall’s most popular visitor destination. This beautiful river runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty stretching from Truro to Falmouth and encompassing the unspoilt beauty of the Roseland Peninsula. The river is ideal for fishing and sailing, and there is a passenger and car ferry providing crossings through the year.


St Mawes on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall.

St Mawes

The pretty village of St Mawes looks out over the River Fal towards Falmouth. The old fishing ports steep and narrow streets rise up from the harbour. Today it is a popular place for retirement and holiday homes and has an abundance of good restaurants, independent shops and a number of galleries. The two beaches are ideal for swimming and sunbathing in the summer. Boat trips and sea fishing experiences also operate from the harbour in the high season.


The Minack Theatre, an amphitheatre carved into the cliffs in Cornwall.

The Minack Theatre

The Minack is a unique ‘open air’ theatre perched high on the cliffs above the Atlantic ocean. With a full and entertaining programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling. Open all year round this is a truly amazing experience. During a visit to The Minack theatre you can also discover the story of Rowena Cade who created the theatre.


The ruins of Tintagel Castle in Cornwall.

King Arthur’s (Tintagel) Castle

A stunning scenery surrounds the site of Tintagel Castle, set high on Cornwall's rugged north coast between Padstow and Bude. Immersed in history and inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur, for centuries this coastline has fired the imaginations of all artistic kinds. There is also a small but unique village below to purchase a pasty or two before the steep climb to the castle.


Port Isaac in Cornwall, as seen from the coastal path.

Doc Martin (Port Isaac)

The small vibrant fishing village of Port Isaac is one of Cornwall's most well known and popular holiday destinations, an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coastline. It is also known as the fictional village of Portwenn in the much-loved comedy drama starring Martin Clunes as a doctor, whose tactless manner causes mayhem in the community.


Stone cairns on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall.

Bodmin Moor

Steeped in history and legends of Beasts, it is a fascinating sometimes challenging place for adventure. It holds a host of designations including World Heritage Site status, and is also the largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cornwall. Known as a Site of Special Scientific Importance and a brilliant place for walking with over 100 square miles to explore.


The country house hotel by the sea