Top 10 Things to do in Cornwall

Land's_End,_Cornwall,_EnglandKnown for its beautiful beaches and fantastic attractions, Cornwall is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the UK.

Here are a few top things to do if you are visiting the beautiful county.

Falmouth Lifeboat Station
With accidents occurring on a daily basis on the countyís vast coastline, the Lifeboat Stations are a hugely important piece of Cornwall’s emergency services. Visitors can take a look around the station and the boat used for call outs, but watch out because if they are called into action, the station is still active!
Blue Reef Aquarium
There are no surprises that Cornwall has a fair few aquariums, as the area has plenty of sea life living on its shores! The Blue Reef has over 40 different exhibits, full of critters like sharks, octopi and seahorse, and it offers visitors the chance to walk through the underwater tunnel.
The Eden Project
Renowned for being the biggest greenhouse in the world, The Eden Project is home to over 5000 varieties of plants. The Biomes were built back in 2001 to bring a slice of the Rainforest to the UK and includes special features such as a purpose built waterfall.

Geevor Tin Mine
If you are looking to take in some of Cornwall’s industry history, then Geevor Tin Mine is for you. In a by-gone era, the mine was one of the busiest and most productive in the country and visitors can take a look at the authentic artefacts and even taking a lift down the vault.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary was originally set up help seals which can be injured or washed ashore so they could build their strength up before being returned to the water. With a park for the kids and a cafe for the adults, you can get up close and personal with some of the oceans most interesting creatures.
Surfs Up
You cannot visit Cornwall without getting a wet suit on and trying your hand at surfing. The county is heralded as the best place to surf in the UK, with the likes of Polzeath, Perranporth and St Ives beaches perfect for all standard of surfers. But if you’d rather sit back and watch from the sandy beaches, you can always take your tablet and play a few games on to keep you entertained.

Museum of Witchcraft
Located in the Boscastle district of Cornwall, the Museum of Witchcraft is perfect for those of a superstitious nature. Following the entire historical timeline of witchcraft, the museum tour guides are on hand to answer any of your questions.

Penlee Gallery
For any fans of arts and culture, the Penlee gallery in Penzance is the place to head. Specialising works from 1880 to 1940, the gallery is full of work from local artists and celebrate the artistic impressions of the St Ives area with dedicated exhibitions.

Merlin’s Cave
Located at Tintagel Castle, visit the cave where the famous wizard Merlin is believed to have lived! The rock is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur and you can walk down the cliff edge and take a look for yourself.

Trebah Gardens
Trebah Gardens showcases some of the best examples of wildlife and horticulture within Cornwall. The 26-acre gardens can be found in Falmouth and have an extensive collection of rare tree, flowers and shrubberies.

Plenty more to see and do in Cornwall – check out Visit Cornwall for more top tips.