Visitor Information

Cornwall is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to get away from it all. This southern most part of England enjoys the mildest climate, the cleanest waters and stunning scenery. There is so much to do for everyone you may choose simply relax and enjoy Cornwall’s spendour or enjoy the history of tin mining or the history of ancient civilisations; bird watching or dolphin watching – Cornwall has it all and Blue Flag beaches. Rock pooling, fishing & seafishing.

It is a county shrouded in mystery and magic. Legends of pixies and ghosts; murderers and highwaymen and of course the most famous of all – King Arthur. Visit Merlin’s Cave and the Castle ruins at Tintagel, where the legend begins and Dozmary Pool on Bodmin Moor where Arthur is said to have flung Excalibur into the waiting hand of the Lady of the lake.

The rocky peninsular that is Cornwall has unrivalled natural beauty. Much of the countryside is unchanged since medieval times, green valleys, mixed forest, the wilderness of Bodmin Moor, the pretty coves of the South coast and the savagery of the ocean waves breaking on the rocks on the North coast, where great surfing beaches are to be found.

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The Eden Project
Eden Project
St Austell
PL24 2SG
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0)1726 81191

Find out about how Eden was built... 
If you believe there should be a place... 
... that celebrates life and puts champagne in the veins all about education but doesn't feel like school hold conversations that might just go somewhere
...where research isn't white coats in secret but shared exploration to help us all
...that is a sanctuary for all who think the future too precious to leave to the few - because it belongs to us all.

Falmouth Art Gallery
Municipal Buildings, The Moor, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2RT.
Contact: The Curator. Tel: 01326 313863.

Falmouth Art Gallery is both a registered museum and a temporary exhibition gallery. It displays a selection from its permanent collection every six months on differing themes.

The Royal Cornwall Museum
River Street, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2SJ.
Tel: 01872 272205. 

Visit The Royal Cornwall Museum where the facilities include :- Story of Cornwall, Egyptian Mummy, paintings, porcelain and precious objects, licensed cafe serving meals and cream teas, gift shop and access for the disabled.

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre
Quay Road, Charlestown, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ.
Tel: 01726 69897.

Located in a historic china clay building, visitors get an insight into the history of Charlestown and shipwrecks. The largest exhibition of artefacts recovered by divers, on public display in the UK. Walk through underground tunnels where clay trucks were pushed out to the ships in the port.

Attractions include: Animated scenes of village life with a typical cottage scene of days gone by. A blacksmith in his forge. The master copper making barrels. Royal Yacht Britannia scale model.

A well stocked shop offers a wide range of maritime and Cornish gifts, souvenirs, cards, books, Cornish mead & fudge, beach goods, clothing, badges, toys, confectionery and much more.

The Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6EN.
Tel: 01726 845100.

Heligan is the garden restoration of the Century. situated near the fishing village of Mevagissey. Lost for many years, this was truly the Secret Garden.

Eighty acres of superb pleasure grounds plus five walled gardens and a huge vegetable garden.

Voted March 2002 the nations favourite garden by the viewers of BBC ''Gardners World'' television programme.

Trewithen Gardens
Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4DD.
Tel: 01726 883647.

Trewithen means 'house of the trees' and the name truly describes this fine early Georgian house in its splendid setting of wood and parkland. The gardens are renowned for their magnificent collection of camellias, rhododendrons, magnolias and many rare trees and shrubs which are seldom found elsewhere in Britain. 

Trewithen Nurseries offers a wide range of quality plants and shrubs for sale. Choose from what is possibly the finest selection of quality plants and shrubs in Cornwall. Trewithen Tea Shop set within the glorious Trewithen Gardens offers a mouth-watering selection of local and organic foods, freshly prepared and baked to order. Birthday Tea Parties Buffet's and coach parties are welcome.

Trelissick Garden
Feock, nr Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6QL 
Tranquil garden set on many levels, containing a superb collection of tender and exotic plants. 

Glendurgan Garden
Mawnan Smith, nr Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 5JZ 
Superb subtropical garden with year-round interest.

Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ.
Tel: 01637 873342.

Set in lush sub-tropical gardens this is the home of many of the world's endangered species and has earned a reputation as one of the best wildlife parks in the country - and one of the most exciting days-out in the West-Country. Specialising in breeding many endangered species, Newquay Zoo is at the forefront of conservation, education and entertainment. Leading the way in exciting innovative enclosure design, enrichment and free ranging animals. 

From tiny tots to old age pensioners the zoo has something to offer for all the family. It's a day out to savour, a day out with a difference, a day out to remember so why not pay us a visit and see for yourself, we know you will be delighted.

Historic seafaring town. Boats of every description can be seen and a trip up river shows spectacular scenery which inspired many of the famous writers who loved Fowey.

The Daphne Du Maurier Festival takes place in May.

Still a working harbour. Boats from here bring back the skate, lobster, plaice and sole served in the many characterful pubs and restaurants.

The tiny streets winding past shops and cob cottages spill down to the distinctive twin harbours. The 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' are just to the north.

St Mawes
A popular sheltered sailing centre on the Roseland Peninsula. Often compared to a Mediterranean village, this is the place to take up your brushes and capture Cornwall on canvas.

Be sure to visit the St Just in Roseland Church, set in sub-tropical gardens. The King Harry Ferry takes you from here over the Fal River to Falmouth or Truro.

Once the 13th Century capital of Cornwall with Tudor bridge and Restormel Castle, besieged in the Civil War.

The ancient buildings along the narrow streets now house ancient shops where you can hunt for bargains. Though easily reached by road, a more picturesqe approach is from the River Fowey. The National Trust Lanhydrock House is just to the north.

Cornwall's county town and commercial centre with the three spires Cathedral, County Museum, Art Gallery and the Hall for Cornwall, a performing arts venue with year round programme.

The City of Truro is an excellent shopping centre with many restaurants and inns.

Tourist Information Centres in Cornwall

Shire House, Mount Folly, Bodmin Tel: 01208 76616 Fax: 01208 76616

Cobweb Car Park Tel: 01840 250010

Crescent Car Park Tel: 01288 354240 

North Cornwall Museum, The Clease, Camelford Tel: 01840 212954

28 Killigrew Street, Falmouth Tel: 01326 312300

The Ticket Shop, 4 Custom House Hill, Fowey Tel: 01726 833616

Lethlean Lane
Tel: 01736 754399 Seasonal.

79 Meneage Street, Helston
Tel: 01326 565431

Porthcressa, St. Marys, Scillonia Tel: 01720 422536

Market House, The Arcade, Launceston Tel: 01566 772321

The Guildhall, Fore Street, East Looe Tel: 01503 262072

Community Centre, Liddicoat Road, Lostwithiel Tel: 01208 872207

14 Church Street, Mevagissey Tel: 01726 842266

Marcus Hill, Newquay Tel: 01637 871345

Red Brick Building, North Quay Padstow Tel: 01841 533449

Station Road, Penzance Tel: 01736 362207

Perranporth Tel: 01872 573368

Coronation Gardens, Polzeath, Trebetherick 
Tel: 01208 862488 Seasonal.

Southbourne Road, St. Austell Tel: 01726 76333 Seasonal.

The Guildhall, Penzance 
Tel: 01736 796297

Municipal Buildings, Boscawen Street, Truro 
Tel: 01872 274555

Tel: 01208 813725

Golf Courses & Clubs in Cornwall

Mullion Golf Club
Cury, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7BP
Telephone: 01326 240685

Included in the top ten golf courses in the U.K, (The Independent, AUG 2015). The most southerly course in England. “The most unorthodox and sporting club. Where golf is played in the most beautiful scenery may it ever remain so”. Turley Smith, writer and critic, 1905. His wish was granted so come to Mullion.
Handicap Requirements: Certificate required. 

Falmouth Golf Club
Swanpool Road, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5BQ
Tel: 01326 311262/314296

Falmouth Golf Club occupies possibly one of the most spectacular sites on which to locate a golf course. The views across the English Channel are stunning and the new driving range, which is fully operational, is probably the most beautiful place in Europe from which to hit golf balls. With the up-grading of the golf course and the clubhouse re-furbishment now completed, a warm welcome awaits you at Falmouth. Societies are welcome to write for special rates. Handicap Requirements: Certificate required.

Merlin Golf Club
Mawgan Porth, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4DN
Telephone: 01841 540222

Situated above Mawgan Porth Bay 18 hole heathland course with magnificent views of coast and countryside, easy walking. Full bar and catering facilities open all day. Special society rates for 8 or more, reduced rates for juniors. “6 covered bay driving range on site”. Buggies available for hire.
Handicap Requirement: None.

China Fleet Country Club
Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6LJ
Telephone: 01752 848668

Bordered by the River Tamar and the Kingsmill Creek, no matter how your game is going, you cannot help but enjoy the tranquil setting of the China Fleet Club. The course presents an excellent challenge to golfers of all standards.
Handicap Requirements: Certificate required. 

Travel to Cornwall
by Rail National Rail Enquiries - train times to Cornwall and fares information on 08457 48 49 50 or visit First Great Western provides high speed services between London Paddington, South Wales, the Cotswolds and the West Country, including Sleeper services from London Paddington. First Great Western bookings 0845 7000 125.

First Great Western Motorail also operates to and from Paddington and Penzance. To take your car and travel in style, call 0845 601 0847.

First Great Western have joined forces with First Western National to improve the co-ordination of rail and bus services at stations. For bus link details telephone 03457 48 49 50.

Wales & West Passenger Trains run direct services into Cornwall via Bristol, from Manchester, Birmingham, Bath, Swindon, Portsmouth and Cardiff. Wales & West also offer many scenic rides within Cornwall. These include the picturesque Tamar and Looe Valley lines, and Truro, St Ives, Newquay and Falmouth are also easily accessible by train. Wales & West bookings 0870 9000 773.

Virgin Trains operate services from Birmingham, Bristol, the North and Scotland. Virgin Trains bookings 0845 7222 333

Park-and-ride schemes run in season at Liskeard (for Looe) and Lelant Saltings (for St. Ives).

Isles of Scilly - British International operate flights from Penzance Heliport to the Isles of Scilly. Flights are operated to St. Mary's and Tresco daily throughout the year (except Sundays). Contact: British International or + 44 (0) 1736 363871 

The Isles of Scilly Skybus operates daily flights between Land's End and Newquay to St Mary's (year-round excluding Sundays). Skybus also operate a Mar-Nov service from Exeter, Bristol and Southampton to the Islands. Contact: 0845 710 5555. For overseas callers please dial + 44 1736 334220

The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company operates a daily passenger ferry service, Scillonian III, between Penzance and St. Mary's. Daytrips and longer stays are available. Contact 0845 710 5555.

Travel to Cornwall by Coach
National Express serves Cornwall from destinations throughout Britain. Express coaches go direct to St Austell, Truro, Newquay, Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance. The service from London Victoria and Heathrow Airport runs up to six times a day. Connecting services to Cornwall are available from Bristol, Birmingham and London. All seats can be reserved. National Express travel tickets and credit/debit card bookings, call 0870 580 8080

Locally, an extensive network of bus services is run by a number of operators in Cornwall. Timetable information is available from First Western National on (01209) 719988 for West Cornwall and (01208) 79898 for North and Mid Cornwall or from Truronian Travel on (01872) 273453

Public transport information for Cornwall can be obtained from the Passenger Transport Unit of Cornwall County Council. For a copy of the All Cornwall Transport Guide call +44 (0) 1872 222000

Travel to Cornwall by Road
The M4, M5 and M6 motorways have made travel to Cornwall simple and straightforward, while within Cornwall itself, the two major holiday routes, the A30 and A38 continue to improve, with fast dual carriageways as far as Bodmin, and most of the way to Penzance. The easiest way is to join the M5 which you then follow to Exeter, after which you take either the A30 or A38 into Cornwall, depending on your final destination.

Surfing in Cornwall
Newquay is the capital of England's surfing scene with 11 beaches stretching over seven miles of golden sand, so it is not surprising that this one-time fishing village has transformed itself into the surfer's paradise.
The National Surfing Centre, Fistral Beach and the B.S.A. Surf School, Lusty Glaze Beach are owned and run directly by the British Surfing Association. (B.S.A.).
You can be assured of the highest standards of coaching, safety and equipment.

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