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Things to do in Cornwall

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Fabulous camellia collection. Free entry to the park. Riverside views and duck pond.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches. With a worldwide reputation, and recognised by the British Travel Awards as the Best UK Leisure Attraction 5 years running, Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind's dependence on plant life. Not only a mind-blowing visitor attraction, Eden is also fast-becoming a unique resource for education and knowledge towards a sustainable future.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great food, simple but stylish decor, and a friendly place. Live music on Sunday evenings with a stunning view.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Geek seal sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation center but do have some residents whom can’t fend for themselves in the wild Well worth a visit ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Whether travelling solo, as a family or in a group be sure to visit the Maritime Museum”
  • 32 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“we love this amazing place amazing views over Fistral beach excellent food and a great atmosphere.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“We've visited this restaurant on several occasions its one of the best low key seafood restaurants in Falmouth. Great experience but they only take cash and you must book well in advance to secure a table, oh and be prepared to get your hands dirty. Shellfish only!”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place for foodies, particularly fish lovers. Open for lunch and dinner during the holiday season. Worth a visit. It's tiny though, so you might have to wait for a table during busy times. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bar
“aside from being one of the only pubs truly on the beach in this country, the watering hole get a great selection of bands and run a good events calendar through the year, so worth checking whats on. ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Café
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“Fantastic food and location. Lunch finishes at 3pm. Can get busy in the summer but food is worth the wait ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Nature
“So worth going about 40mins drive - great for all and tickets are valid for a year.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The first polytechnic in the UK, this building now offers art exhibitions, theatre and independent films.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“Great Little Cafe/Bar Situated at Porthtowan Beach. Blue is Cornwall’s original beach bar & kitchen, with stunning views, an enviable location with freshly prepared great food & Barista coffees. All wrapped up in “shabby-chic” decor with a casual, friendly atmosphere. Situated on the dunes of Porthtowan beach Cornwall the Blue bar and restaurant serves food all day and is the perfect place to get together with family and friends. Child friendly bar with healthy kids meals and always plenty of crayons, dogs are welcome too! Free WiFi”
  • 31 locals recommend
Nature
“The Camel Trail actually runs from Wenford, St Breward to Padstow, but you can join it at several points, most popular is Wadebridge (bike hire available).”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Love it here. check out the local Westbriton newspaper for any discounts. There's a good softplay barn here too. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Star & Garter is literally on your doorstep, great ambience, great food and great drink! What more could you ask for. ”
  • 25 locals recommend