Days out in Cornwall
Cornwall is famous for its scenic coastline, golden beaches and picturesque fishing villages – and it’s also home to some unmissable historic days out.
We've rounded up our favourite things to do in Cornwall, from the legendary castle at Tintagel to Falmouth’s seaside fortress and more.
Places to Visit
Escape to a castle steeped in legend on Cornwall’s north coast. Uncover tales of King Arthur and explore the medieval ruins perched on the clifftops.
Go on a seaside adventure at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth. Discover impressive grounds and panoramic views at Henry VIII’s coastal fortress.
St Mawes Castle
In the picture-perfect village of St Mawes, you’ll find a charming Tudor castle. Wander through landscaped grounds and enjoy spectacular views of the water.
Nestled in beautiful countryside, Restormel Castle is a woodland gem. Climb the keep for views over the Fowey Valley and imagine castle life bustling below.
Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle offers breathtaking views over the town below. Bring a picnic and spend the afternoon exploring the castle.
Chysauster Ancient Village
Soak up stunning views across the countryside and out to the sea at this Romano-British settlement.
Great ideas for holidays in Cornwall
The Wizards of Once Halloween Quest at Pendennis Castle | 23 - 31 OctoberSat 23 - Sunday 31 October
Christmas Adventure Quest at Pendennis CastleWeekends from 27 Nov – 19 Dec. Daily from 26 Dec – 2 Jan
Capture the moment
With its atmospheric ruins and turquoise waters, it’s easy to take a great picture at Tintagel Castle. When exploring the island, be sure to take a photo with Gallos. Meaning ‘power’ in Cornish, this life-sized sculpture is inspired by King Arthur and Tintagel’s royal past.Things to see at Tintagel Castle
Places to Stay in Cornwall
Fort House, St Mawes Castle, Cornwall
This spacious holiday cottage sits in a private garden, with uninterrupted views of the coast. A short walk leads you into the picturesque fishing village of St Mawes.
The Custodian's House, Pendennis Castle
Embark on a holiday for the history books, by staying in the grounds of Pendennis Castle. Overlooking Falmouth, you’ll have exclusive access to the castle grounds out of hours.
Callie's Cottage, Pendennis Castle
A two bedroomed cottage in the heart of Pendennis Castle. You can stroll into Falmouth in 20 minutes, or spend the evening enjoying the sweeping sea views.
Make the most of your holiday
Discover family fun at Pendennis
All you need to know to plan a family day out at Pendennis Castle
Stop on the way at Stonehenge
Heading to Cornwall? Uncover the story of Stonehenge along the way.
Discover the Tintagel Bridge
Learn more about the new bridge at Tintagel and how it was made.
Take a break at Okehampton Castle
A short drive from the A30, break up a long journey at Okehampton Castle.