Top 10 attractions in Cornwall

Beautiful Cornwall, a part of England that is surrounded by beaches and whispered to by the sea.

There are castles, coves, and much history threaded into the core of this land. It is a journey, and there are many attractions that will take your fancy. It’s rugged, it’s refined, and it’s inspirational. And so, here is our list of the top ten attractions or things to do here.

St. Michael’s Mount

A place that you can only access in certain ways, St. Michael’s Mount is a castle found on an island near Penzance in Marazion. It has a history of giants, and of war, but also of romance and heartbreak. It can only be accessed by a man-made causeway when the sea’s tide is away, but when the tide is in, you must travel by boat.

The Minack Theatre

Carved from the rock of a cliff that looks over the sea, this particular theatre is a must-see sight that you need to see to believe it exists. The performances here are unique and beautiful; as much as the theatre, itself. The Theatre is found in Penzance.

Tresco Abbey Gardens

Located in the Isles of Scilly, the Gardens have he plants that thrive in the strong, salt-laden winds of the Atlantic. Open from 10am to 4pm each day, you’ve never seen a garden like this in England before.

St. Nectan’s Glen

A mystical valley found in the wooden pathways of Tintagel, St. Nectan’s Glen holds a 60-food waterfall which gracefully falls through a hole in the rock. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty, and well worth a visit any time of the year.

Bedruthan Steps

A stunning stretch of sand and steep cliffs with dramatic rock formations. Once rumoured to have been steppingstones for a giant to cross the bay.

Kynance Cove

Known for its mermaid pool of turquoise waters and the white sand that seems like something pulled directly from a fairytale, Kynance Cove sits on the west side of Lizard (the Lizard and Falmouth in Cornwall). There are no coast guards on this beach, but as long as you’re being safe, you can swim here.

St. Ives

Cobblestone streets simply made to be photographed in some dramatic way, and sea air that floats among the town. There are plenty of seagulls in St. Ives, and the seafood made here is sourced directly from the nearby harbour.

Boscastle

For fans of the superstitious or the witches among you, Boscastle is a place unlike any other. Visit the Witchcraft Museum or simply climb the cliffs to get a real feel of the elements and atmosphere that surround this part of Cornwall.

Fistral Beach

One of the best beaches in Cornwall for surfing, Fistral Beach is located in Newquay. Busy bars and busier waves.

Land’s End

We couldn’t leave Land’s End out of this list. Without a doubt, this is one of the most famous attractions in the UK. Head straight to the cliffs on a clear day and let your imagination be taken.

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