Attractions in Cornwall
Attractions in Cornwall - Gardens to Tin Mines
As Cornwall has become more and more popular as a holiday destination, so have the number of attractions increased.
One can now be assured that there is no possibility of being bored in Cornwall. For the Horticulturists Cornwall has an excellent reputation for its world class gardens both botanical and landscaped attractions such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Eden Project is one attraction that needs to introduction, built in an old quarry the attraction now brings in thousands of visitors each year. There are also plenty of attractions more suited to children and many are also educational such as Dairy Land near Newquay which is based around a working Dairy farm.
The animal attractions in Cornwall are always very popular with the Children, and places such as 'Dairyland' near Newquay ensure that the little ones are well catered for whilst still keeping it very interesting for the adults as well. The National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek is also very popular.
There are a number of historical attractions in Cornwall such as Castles and Stately Homes which are ideal to visit when the weather is good or bad. The National Trust and the English Heritage own many properties in Cornwall, such as Launceston Castle and it may be an idea to become a member as they offer large discounts through their membership.
Cornwall has become renowned for its botanical gardens dotted around the County, The Lost Gardens of Heligan being one example, and many regularly feature in national glossy gardening and lifestyle magazines. Due to the mild climate that Cornwall has, the gardens can host a range of plants and flowers that wouldn't necessarily do as well elsewhere in the UK.
Art is very popular in Cornwall and as such there have been an increasing number of art and craft galleries opening up over the last few years. Cornwall also has a very deep and intriguing past which means the museums are well worth a visit, such as the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
For the more active and those families with young children, Adventure Parks can make a great day out! Flambards is a very popular choice and there are others around the County.
Cornwall industrial past is vast and ranges from Fishing and Shipping to Mining. In the past there were a huge number of tin mines in Cornwall characterized by their tall slender chimneys.