Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre
The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection of this type on public display in Europe. Brought together over the last 45 to 50 years, it forms the basis of one of the most unusual and interesting collections open to the public. There are countless items from a bygone age as well as artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks. The many and varied exhibitions reflect village life in Charlestown, it's history, shipwrecks and the once thriving China Clay industry. The exhibition shows a tremendous range of maritime history dating back to 1715 and one of the largest underwater diving equipment collections in the country, including various suits used for treasure seeking and naval purposes.
Whether you want to find out more about Cornwall’s rich China Clay heritage in the interactive visitor centre, fancy exploring the nature trails complete with children’s woodland play area and adventure course, or want a unique view of a modern China Clay pit at work with monitor jets and giant machinery, the China Clay Country Park has something for everyone.
Jamaica Inn is set on Bodmin Moor, one of the most breathtaking locations in Cornwall who welcome locals and travellers alike. Bodmin Moor is one of Cornwall's Designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it has many noteworthy historical sites dating back to the Bronze age. Bodmin Moor is a haven for birds and wildlife and is a favourite place for ramblers and walkers and there are many paths and trails on the moor.
Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex
Poldark Mine & Heritage Complex is located in the Wendron Valley, once the scene of industrial activity, Poldark and its 18th century tin mine, described as one of the most atmospheric mine tours in Europe, is one of Cornwall´s most important heritage sites. Not just a Tin Mine but now a hive of activity with its pottery makers, wood turners, local craft workshops and candle makers to name but a few is by far Cornwall´s most popular heritage sites. Evening Ghost Tours of the candle lit Mine run on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August.
Tintagel Castle is located on one of England´s most dramatic coastlines, the 13th century remains of the Castle are breathtaking and awe-inspiring. The stout walls, steep stone steps encircle the Great Hall, where Richard, Earl of Cornwall once feasted. Long before the castle was built, Tintagel was associated with the legend of King Arthur and today there are still so many unanswered questions and legends surrounding this historic site.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.
Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13 mile round trip through beautiful countryside, taking in the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age, as the era of a Cornish branch line in the 1950s reveals itself during the course of your journey.
For a perfect day out, get closer to over 130 species at award winning Newquay Zoo. See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, and learn some interesting facts about their big cats and conservation work.
Visit the African Savanna exhibit, home to stunning Black Wildebeest, Nyala Antelope, Waterbuck and strikingly beautiful zebra and use the viewing platform to watch them roam.
The Minack Theatre was built by Rowena Cade and is an internationally famous cliff side theatre. From the local village play in 1929 to the seventeen week summer season now staged in the 750 seated fully equipped auditorium. The exhibition centre contains a wealth of models, photographs and audio-visual displays of the inspirational Minack Theatre. Experience the magic of the Theatre first hand at one of the evening performances. Relax in the Coffee Shop whilst taking in the breathtaking views of the Cornish coast.