Published: Sunday 19th Apr 2015
Written by: The Niche Retreats Team
With bustling harbours, long sandy beaches, beautiful gardens and a cliff top theatre, there is something for everyone in Cornwall. Make the most of your holiday and take a trip to some of these top attractions near our cottages.
Caerhays Estate and Gardens - Caerhays
Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast equidistant from Truro and St Austell.
Trewithen Gardens - Truro
Welcome to Trewithen Gardens An historic private estate internationally renowned for its collection of magnolias and camellias. Also boasting 24 'Champion Trees', woodland walks, 18th Century estate house, Tea Shop and highly prized plants from the on-site nursery.
The Eden Project was built in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Sister garden to Eden, the Lost Gardens are minutes from Caerhays and Trewithen. A must visit when in the area.
Tate St Ives
Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives. Situated on Porthmeor Beach, the gallery building, designed by architects David Shalev and Eldred Evans, opened in 1993 and celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artist colony.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - St Ives
A wonderful exhibition dedicated to the life, work and memory of the 20th century sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth.
Minack Theatre - Penzance
The world famous cliff top open air theatre. Spectacular location, stunning views, a great place to visit, or take in a show.
St Michael's Mount - Penzance
The world famous 14th century castle, home of the St Aubyn family.
Pendennis Castle - Falmouth
Henry VIII's stunning castle dominating the Carrick Roads. Built in 1540-45 as one of a pair of artillery forts to protect this strategic area from the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.
Godolphin House - Helston
Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate.
The Royal Cornwall Museum - Truro
Cornwall's premier museum.
Land's End - Land's End
Spectacular coastal location for Cornwall's most famous landmark. Visitor centre, craft workshops, galleries etc.