9 Fun Things To Do In Cornwall

Cornwall is located on the south-west peninsula of Great Britain. Although not experiencing the warmest of summers, Cornwall has one of the highest rates of sunshine in Britain. This means there’s plenty of time to explore the area and see exactly what it has to offer. With multiple picturesque Cornwall holiday cottages available for rent you can settle in to explore at your leisure.

A list of 9 fun things to do in Cornwall is really selling the area short but we’ll give it our best shot! Here’s our list:

Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary
You might not expect to find a monkey sanctuary in Cornwall but here you will find 3 different species of monkey being cared for. Keepers are on hand to answer all your questions and your entry fee entitles you to return any time in the next 12 months (the sanctuary has seasonal closing times.)

Tintagel houses many interesting secrets. There’s a castle, the remains of an abandoned quarry, an old post office and a 5 mile walk which takes in the amazing coastline along many small tracks. Your dog can even come along on this walk as there’s a pet-friendly pub!

Delabole Slate Quarry
If you’re at all interested in the industrial history of Cornwall then visiting the local quarries and mines is most likely high on your list of things to do in Cornwall. Delabole Slate Quarry was once the site of the largest man-made hole in Europe and now runs tours showing the roofing slate being split by hand. This enormous quarry is now almost 500 feet deep and is a sight to see!

King Edward Mine Museum
This award winning museum has original machinery still in use for visitors to see. With an expert guide you’ll be able to see how tin was processed in Cornwall and how the old machinery worked. This is a great museum to save for a rainy day as all the displays are undercover, meaning you stay dry!

St Mawes Castle

An audio tour of St Mawes Castle will explain the rich history of this cute clover-shaped castle. St Mawes has some of the best preserved Latin inscriptions praising King Henry VIII. You can even see the only cannonball found at St Mawes from the civil war era.

Visit a beach
Cornwall is full of beaches. If you’re from a warm climate you most likely won’t find it hot enough to swim in Cornwall but there’s plenty of amazing scenery on any one of the local beaches. Try Kenneggy Sands Beach, Hemmick Beach or Ready money Cove Beach. But don’t stop there – do a google search to see the many beaches you can visit in while you’re in Cornwall.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary
Right on the Helford River, the Cornish Seal Sanctuary houses many sea lions and seals which have been rescued. You can also see loads of other creatures including sea otters and penguins. There’s a 30% discount for booking online too!

Take a cycle tour of Cornwall
A cycle tour can be a great way to explore a new city and Cornwall is no exception. Self-guided tours are available and you can even hire an electric bike if you don’t feel like pedalling!

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm
A working cider farm can be a fun day out for the family. Tastings are available as well as trail rides, guided tours and cider making lessons. Entrance is free though you do need to pay for the tours.

So there you have 9 fun things to keep you occupied in Cornwall. Don’t stop at the above 9 activities though. There are dozens of things to see and do in Cornwall.

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