Places to Visit
Charlestown is the last open 18th century Georgian harbour in the UK and is proud to be a UNESCO world heritage site. The Harbour has a unique history and geography and remains a vibrant working port, with classic Tallships, beautiful beaches and great places to eat and drink whilst enjoying the breath-taking views. There is also the Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, which houses the largest private collection of artefacts this type on public display in Europe.
More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind's dependence on plant life. A fascinating location, but, more importantly, Eden is a fun and family-friendly day out. Dog friendly
Pronounced Foy to rhyme with joy, Fowey is situated on the south coast of Cornwall between Looe and Mevagissey. Fowey is not only an historic town but also a commercial seaport. Situated on the opposite bank, also at the mouth of the river, is the village of Polruan. A regular passenger ferry connects the two and further up river a car ferry runs from Fowey to Bodinnick on the other side of the river. The town boasts an excellent selection of quality shops and galleries, and a plethora of restaurants and bars. Dog friendly
Lanhydrock is a magnificent late Victorian country house with extensive servants quarters, gardens and a wooded estate. The National Trust property is set in wooded parkland of 1,000 acres and encircled by a garden of rare shrubs and trees. Dog friendly
Now well known as the antiques capital of Cornwall, Lostwithiel is a charming friendly town with a thriving community. It mixes a quirky array of shops, galleries, pubs and places to eat with its two riverside parks, perfect for a stroll, picnic, fishing or watching wildlife. Nearby is the great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel which stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. It commands fantastic views and is a favourite picnic spot. Dog friendly
Twenty five years ago, The Lost Gardens of Heligan were rediscovered from the brambles of time. Today, Heligan remains one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the ground breaking restoration project. Heligan is a garden for all seasons, so whether you plan to visit in the hazy buzz of mid-summer, or the tranquillity of winter, you are guaranteed a unique experience. Dog friendly
The Luxulyan Valley consists of 2 miles of beautiful tranquil woodland through which the Par River runs. The valley is also dotted with the remains of the area's mining heritage including the magnificent Treffry viaduct. Dog friendly
A beautiful sandy bay which allows dogs all year round. Dog friendly
Pinetum Gardens are “30 Acres of family friendly awesome!”, a place for every generation to explore the great outdoors. Being Cornwall’s largest “new” garden, it has many seasonal garden rooms to experience, providing areas of intimate tranquility contrasted against large open parkland vistas. Dog friendly
Polkerris is one of Cornwall's best family beaches. The idyllic sandy cove and stunning coastline offers fantastic watersports, some of the best walks, rockpooling and paddle boarding in Cornwall as well as the perfect environment in which to learn to sail and enjoy one of Cornwall's finest beach restaurants.
Set in 26 acres of woodland amidst the remains of a Victorian china clay works in the historic Ruddle Valley, Wheal Martyn provides a fascinating day of discovery and adventure for all the family. The park provides visitors with a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s largest mining industry. Wheal Martyn has Cornwall’s largest working water wheel, a nature trail, interactive exhibits in the visitor centre, activity sheets and a play area for the children. Dog friendly