Attractions

Top Choice Castle in Tintagel

Tintagel Castle

Famous as the supposed birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel's epic clifftop castle has been occupied since Roman times and once served as a residence for Cornwall's Celtic kings. The present castle is largely the wor…
Top Choice Waterfall in Tintagel

St Nectan's Glen

Hidden away in a secret valley, this little glen feels like something from a fairy tale. Fringed by climbing ivy and shrubs, a 60ft waterfall tumbles across the slate into a kieve (plunge pool). It’s a mystical spot…
Top Choice Monument in Camborne & Redruth

Carn Brea

Towering on the skyline between Camborne and Redruth and visible for miles around, this craggy hilltop is one of Cornwall's most iconic natural features. It's thought to have been occupied for several thousand years…
Top Choice Vineyard in Padstow

Trevibban Mill

This young vineyard has a fast-growing reputation in the wine world, and it's a fine place to sample vintages in a dreamy Cornish setting. In total there are some 11,000 vines and 1700 apple trees spread across the …
Top Choice Bay in St Agnes

Chapel Porth

Two miles from St Agnes is one of Cornwall's most beautiful coves, Chapel Porth, a wild, rocky beach framed by steep, gorse-covered cliffs, owned by the National Trust. Above the cove is the ruined engine stack of W…
Top Choice Beach in Perranporth

Perranporth Beach

Perranporth's huge, flat, sandy beach is a favourite for everyone: dog-walkers, bucket-and-spade families, kite-buggiers and surfers alike. Its main draw is its sheer size – more than a mile long, backed by dunes an…
Top Choice Beach in Padstow

Constantine Bay

Arcing along the west side of the headland from Trevose Head, Constantine is one of the most impressive sweeps of sand near Padstow. It's a long, west-facing, gently sloping shelf of sand, separated by a rocky point…
Top Choice Swimming in Bude

Bude Sea Pool

Built in the 1930s, this handsome seawater pool sits behind Summerleaze beach to provide a safe place for sea swimming, without the danger of tides or waves. It's perfect for kids and reluctant swimmers, and has the…
Beach in Newquay

Watergate Bay

This magnificent sweep of sand presents what is undoubtedly the finest panorama of any beach near Newquay. Travelling north from town, as the road crosses over the crest of the hill and drops towards the beach, you'…
Landmark in Newquay

Bedruthan Steps

Roughly halfway between Newquay and Padstow loom the stately rock stacks of Bedruthan. These mighty granite pillars have been carved out by the relentless action of thousands of years of wind and waves, and now prov…