Top10: The best things to do in and around Cornwall


You’ve probably come to Cornwall because of the outdoors and exciting countryside. And luckily for you there are many ways to enjoy it.

Penelewey Tours

Ocean and boat near cliff, Penelewey Tours

Lower, Penelewey, Truro TR3 6QY

Penelewey Tours Cornwall is your exciting gateway to discovering Cornwall’s rich history, vibrant culture, and breath taking landscapes. Explore hidden gems and iconic landmarks with knowledgeable guides. Create unforgettable memories as you explore this corner of England with Penelewey Tours Cornwall.

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Interior of Kerno Wine, selection of wines on display, chairs and tables

21 Killigrew St, Falmouth TR11 3PN

Kernowine is Cornwall’s only wine bar, shop, school and online store. Set up by Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma graduate, Derek Crookes.

Summer opening hours between Sunday and Wednesday 11am-9.30am, with last orders at 9am. Thursday to Saturday we’re open 11am-11pm, with last orders at 10.30pm.

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St. Moritz Hotel

Interior of St Moritz Hotel, wine being poured into glass, candles on a table

1a St Moritz Ct, St Moritz Villas, Trebetherick, Wadebridge PL27 6SD

If you are looking for luxury places to stay in Rock, look no further! St Moritz Hotel is perfectly situated between Rock and Polzeath and is widely regarded as the place to stay near Port Isaac if you are looking for a break near award winning restaurants.

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Pencarrow House & Gardens

Pencarrow House building

Washaway, Bodmin PL30 3AG

Pencarrow House and Gardens has been the friendly family home of the Molesworth-St Aubyns for almost 500 years. This makes us unique, as we are not part of the National Trust. Tucked away on the edge of Bodmin Moor, this Cornish Georgian gem offers plenty of exciting things to do for all, including families.

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The Tide Climbing Centre

Child on climbing wall at The Tide Climbing Centre

The Tide Climbing Centre, Wadebridge PL27 7SE

The Tide Climbing Centre is a family friendly, state of the art climbing gym in north Cornwall, seven miles from Wadebridge. They cater for all sorts of climbing and are in the unique position to offer both bouldering and rope climbing under one roof.

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Penwith Gallery
Interior of Penwith Gallery

Back Rd E, Saint Ives TR26 1NL

Penwith Gallery is home to the Penwith Society of Arts. Formerly a pilchard packing factory, has a complex of buildings, including three public galleries, Porthmeor Printmakers Workshop, ten artists’ studios, a sculpture courtyard, shop and archive. This allows for an exciting programme of both contemporary and historical exhibitions year round.

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Sea Swim Cornwall

5 Godolphin Rd, Long Rock, Penzance TR20 8JW

Tom and Jo grew up and live in Cornwall. They’ve swum, lifeguarded, dived, sailed, paddled, surfed, body surfed, bodyboarded and run every inch of the exciting Cornish coast. In 2015 they set up Sea Swim Cornwall to share their passion for not only open water swimming but all things Cornish.

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Hidden Valley – Puzzle Park

Play park at Tanglewood Hollow at Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Tredidon, Launceston PL15 8SJ

There’s something for everyone at Hidden Valley. Follow the exciting puzzle trails, find your way through the Forbidden Mansion and take in the village. Watch the miniature railway travel through gardens, get lost in the Maze, hop on the Porterswick Junction Light Railway and arrive back at the café.

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Gallery 38

Pieces of art, small crafts and picture frames Gallery 38

38 The Wharf, Saint Ives TR26 1PG

Gallery 38 is a small, independent gallery situated right on the harbour in beautiful St Ives. They have a unique collection of work by British artists and makers, including locally made glasswork and wooden crafts and metal pictures.

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Mirri Damer

Jewellery, Mirri Damer

8 High St, Falmouth TR11 2AB

Mirri Damer is a designer-maker whose jewellery is celebrated and coveted for its timeless style and low-key luxury look. Every piece is designed and created by Mirri in her Falmouth studio, using a palette of stones and metals that honour the beauty of the diverse Cornish landscapes which inspire her.

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