Kernow a’gas dynergh – Welcome to Cornwall

Cornwall boasts a wealth of activities to suit any taste. The local area offers many cosy little fishing hamlets, where you can get lost in a day’s adventure without a care. There are many other beaches and beauty spots in the nearby area, including Carlyon Bay, Par and Polkerris. In contrast the famous moors of Bodmin and Dartmoor are also nearby, as is the small historic town of Lostwithiel – Cornwall’s ancient capital. Cornwall is the Mecca of Golf enthusiasts everywhere and anyone interested will not be disappointed by the courses on offer in the local area.


The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. Twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot.
 English Heritage exists to make sure the best of the past is kept to enrich our lives today and in the future.


200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance
Heligan, seat of the Tremayne family for more than 400 years, is one of the most mysterious estates in England. At the end of the nineteenth century its thousand acres were at their zenith, but only a few years later bramble and ivy were already drawing a green veil over this "Sleeping Beauty". After decades of neglect, the devastating hurricane of 1990 should have consigned the Lost Gardens of Heligan to a footnote in history.


The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. We put on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling.


Lostwithiel comes from the Cornish "lostwydhyel" which means "tail of a wooded area"
Lostwithiel lies tucked away in the Fowey Valley, hidden by richly wooded hills, between the busy A390 and the upper tidal reaches of the river.
Once the County Capital, this small town has a character all of its own, proud of its heritage, independent, yet friendly and happy to share its many charms.
Now quiet and peaceful, Lostwithiel has become the antiques centre of the county. Its many antiques shops, fairs, markets and auctions draw people from far and wide.


Welcome to Eden's global garden
The Eden Project is an unforgettable experience in a breathtaking location; a global garden; a place of beauty and wonder. Our world famous architecture and art draws inspiration from nature, our educational work is about creating a positive future in a world that is going to go through radical change, and we try to ensure everyone who visits Eden leaves knowing something more about their connection to the world. That's the big stuff?Eden is also about simple pleasures; enjoying tasty food, rediscovering what puts the great into the great outdoors, imaginative play for children, taking time to stop and smell the flowers, having a good time.


Magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants' quarters, gardens and wooded estate.
Stunning 17th-century gatehouse and long gallery
The ultimate 19th-century 'Upstairs/Downstairs' experience
Fabulous collection of spring-flowering magnolias and bluebell woods
Adventure playground, with wobbly bridge, scramble nets and animal sculptures
Successful dormouse monitoring programme
Film location for The Three Musketeers (1993) and Twelfth Night (1996)