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The Eden Project is Cornwall's best known tourist attraction and its aim is to ensure visitors come away with a better understanding of the environment. The bio domes are filled with plants, flora and fauna and are big enough to hold several football fields. One bio dome contains a Mediterranean habitat and the other is the largest indoor rainforest in the world. Private tours are available for those who wish to find out more.
Outside there are 30 acres of gardens to explore
and a stage with regular entertainments and activities for children such as
den building. The Eden Project has continued to develop and enhance the attraction
with additional things to do. Using the natural features of the site they now
offer activities such as rock climbing and have 10 different routes that can
be climbed. When the rock climbing stops during winter months, an ice rink is
available. Each day between 12 -
Theatre sits on a dramatic rocky cliff-
St Michael's Mount is reached by walking across a causeway at low tide or taking a short boat trip at high tide.
The island has a small community and occasionally has live music on the village green. You can also enjoy fresh local food in the Island Cafe or the Sail Loft Restaurant although it does get very busy.
If you take a tour of St Michael's Mount you will be rewarded with dazzling views from the castle turrets.
The lost gardens of Heligan were discovered hidden under a blanket of bramble, ivy and over grown plants. The garden had been left untended for more than 70 years. When the overgrown garden was cleared and restored, almost two and a half miles of footpaths, gardens and follies were discovered.
Lands End is the most south westerly point of mainland Britain. Visitors who came to enjoy holidays in Cornwall often came to enjoy the great views, visit the shop, have their photo taken by the famous signpost (that used to be free) and to say they had been there. However, the site has evolved into a more entertaining attraction with many other things to do there.
Lands end has added attractions such as a 4D
Cinema, Arthur's Quest -
Theme Park is full of rides suitable for children of all
ages and is an ideal thing to do in Cornwall with kids. Flambards includes activities
such as a 1-
Crealy Adventure Park is the name of two theme parks in the southwest of England. Devon's Crealy is based at Clyst St. Mary on the outskirts of Exeter and Cornwall's Crealy is based at Tredinnick, between Wadebridge and Newquay.
farm World has lots of activities and is an all-
Zoo is set in sub-
The Monkey Sanctuary cares for around 40 monkeys that are in need of support. You will meet some of the monkeys. Experienced keepers are available all day to explain all about these beautiful animals and the work that goes into caring for them.
Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning place to visit with lots of local marine species as well as hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel.
The National Seal Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre in Gweek that has resident Grey Seals, Common Seals, Fur Seals, Patagonian & California Sea Lions, Penguins, Otters, Goats, Sheep and Ponies.
Springfields Pony Centre has lots of ponies
that can be groomed or ridden. You can also take carriage rides pulled by ponies.
The centre has other activities such as go-
The Scilly Islands are 45 miles from the coast of Cornwall and can be reached by helicopter, light aircraft, or passenger ship and ideal for a day trip.
The islands rarely have frosts or snow and it
is only in Winter that they are lashed by winter gales. On the sheltered side
of the island of Tresco there are sub-
Cornwall has a number of medieval castles that
occupy fortified positions on hilltops or coastal look-
The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is set in a beautiful Cornish beauty spot. The area is an interesting place to visit were visitors can explore remnants of the old mine and discover more about the local history that includes a major mining disaster. There are plenty of things to do here with a miniature railway, a boating lake, crazy golf, 9 hole golf, play areas and a maze.
The Bodmin and Wenford railway line is Cornwall's only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives. You are able to enjoy a scenic railway trip through beautiful Cornish countryside on this line.
Cornwall is noted for it’s beauty and fantastic beaches. A few of the beaches can be seen below.
Cornwall is a great place for walking and has a number of outstanding routes for walking, cycling and riding. The coastal path is 630 miles long and includes some of the most spectacular coastline in the uk with breath taking scenery, hidden coves and fantastic sandy beaches. The coastal scenery is probably Cornwall’s greatest attraction and one reason why family holidays in Cornwall are so popular.
Another popular route is the Camel route which follows a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. The final part of this route winding alongside the spectacular Camel Estuary.
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