Days out and attractions in Cornwall
Cornwall has been voted the UK’s favourite holiday region four years in a row at the British Travel Awards and it’s no wonder; the region is blessed with stunning natural beauty, historic towns, ancient sites and world famous attractions.
The Trevella Park team is always ready with a recommendation based on their vast local knowledge. Here are some of our favourite days out and attractions in Cornwall, or you can see our recommendations for things to do in Crantock and Newquay.
The internationally famous Eden Project is a spectacular global garden that tells the story of mankind’s dependence on plants. The Rainforest Biome ̶ big enough to hold the Tower of London ̶ houses exotics species from the tropics and rainforests. The smaller Mediterranean Biome showcases plants from civilisations around the Mediterranean, southern Africa and America.
Distance from Trevella Park: 22 miles, 50 minutes
This unique open-air theatre has been created from the cliff side at Porthcurno. The theatre, which has spectacular views from Porthcurno Bay to Logan Rock, hosts a summer-long season of plays, opera and musicals under the stars. Shows in 2012 include Titanic – The Musical, Suzanne Vega, The Mevagissey Male Voice Choir, The Sound of Music and Macbeth.
Distance from Trevella Park: 40 miles, 1 hour 20 minutes
Lost Gardens of Heligan:
Heligan’s 200 acres of gardens include Victorian Productive Gardens, formal Pleasure Gardens, a sub-tropical Jungle and a pioneering Wildlife Project, all hidden under impenetrable brambles and gorse until recent times. Click here to visit their website Discounted tickets available from Trevella Park reception.
Distance from Trevella Park: 23 miles, 55 minutes
The Tate at St Ives:
The gallery displays a variety of modern and contemporary art and is the home of British Modernism. The Tate at St Ives was built to celebrate the artists, ideas and atmosphere that inspired the movement.
Distance from Trevella Park: 30 miles, 55 minutes
South West Coastal Path:
There are several routes to discover. Newquay to Perranporth leads to fantastic views from Pentire Point and Iron Age defences still visible at Penhale Point, and the start of the walk is just a short stroll from Trevella Park. Follow the wildlife walk from Cubert and you might see basking sharks, dolphins and grey seals at Holywell Bay. The cliff-top walk from Perranporth to St Agnes is brilliant for birdlife and wild flowers and passes hidden beaches and cosy pubs.
Padstow (22 miles), Port Isaac (27 miles), Fowey (26 miles) and Mevagissey (23 miles) are close. Tintagel (35 miles) has one of England’s most stunning coastlines and endearing legends – King Arthur.