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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.
Botanical Garden
“This is a world class place to visit. Educational, fun, the Eden Project feasts the eyes and people leave in awe.”
  • 271 locals recommend
Theater
“A spectacular open air theatre, and if you're lucky, you might see Basking Sharks swimming in the bay.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Park
“There are so many beautiful and wonderful gardens to visit in Cornwall, but Heligan is my personal favourite - there is so much to see and do there for all ages. ”
  • 140 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The art scene is infamous in St. Ives amongst all the galleries is the famous Tate gallery.”
  • 153 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Iconic Castle in the sea - worth a visit, at low tide walk along the causeway and get the boat at high tide.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Park
“This place is close and the best Garden in Cornwall (IMHO). They have a nice cafe or just down the road is the the very scenic Ferry Boat Inn.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Landmark
“Tintagel is only 7 miles away with its new spectacular bridge taking visitors high above the sea below to reach the enchanted island. ”
  • 54 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A total gem, inspirational, insightful and a real haven for any artists or folk who like to get to the heart of the place they’re staying. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A real treat destination. A bit pricey but worth it. Excellent fish and seafood and locally grown produce. Extensive wine list includes Cornish wine from Camel Valley. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Castle
“A day out in Falmouth can be combined with a visit to Pendennis Castle, a walk along the beach and a visit to Falmouth's superb shops and restaurants. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Lovely sculpture gardens with fab restaurant and opportunity to buy some plants. Amazing outside space with views to St. Michaels Mount”
  • 62 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Flambards is a great day out for the whole family. Before hitting the rides, take a walk through the Victorian Village and brave the Britain in the Blitz experience. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Garden
“As well as an amazing Cornish Orchard, there is a large lawned area and the focal point of the lawn is the magnificent Japanese red cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) which was planted in 1898, an extremely long-lived tree that thinks nothing of growing over 1,000 years. These gardens have super views down to the beautiful Helford River. Exotic plants and beautiful floral pathways lead to different areas of gardens and if you like gardens this is a must.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The food here is really good. you can eat in the bar area or the restaurant, both have great views out to sea and looking back across Fistral beach. There is also an outside seating area for when the weather is fine and the wind isnt blowing.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“It's touristy and tacky but given you are 30 mins from the end of the UK, it's worth a visit in my book...”
  • 37 locals recommend
Church
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“This 19th-century high-Victorian country house is one of the most fascinating in England. Colourful gardens, riverside walks and family friendly cycle trails. If you love historic houses - this is one of the best well preserved Victorian houses in the UK. You really feel you are moving back in time. Massive gardens and massive house - a perfect day out. ”
  • 36 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“A real treat destination. A bit pricey but worth it. Excellent fish and seafood and locally grown produce. Extensive wine list includes Cornish wine from Camel Valley. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Gastropub
“The food here is really good. you can eat in the bar area or the restaurant, both have great views out to sea and looking back across Fistral beach. There is also an outside seating area for when the weather is fine and the wind isnt blowing.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A converted life boat station converted into a restaurant with great views nestled on the beach at Polkerris. Pre booking essential so if you want to include this in your stay call us for a booking.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Pub
“This famous pub is a bit tucked away but worth finding. .Food is very good and it's in a lovely historic setting.The building is very old and the views across the creek are wonderful.You can even moor your boat at the jetty!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We have been here a few times (on special occasions as it is not cheap!) and have always had the tasting menu. The food is incredible, plus a lovely atmosphere and beautiful views over Watergate Bay. It is worth asking if they will be able to seat you by the window when you book, so you can make the most of the views.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“A relaxing beautiful cinema. The restaurant is highly recommended in the scenic Newlyn by the harbour ”
  • 42 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. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great seafood tapas menu right in the heart of Newlyn, only a stone’s throw from the cottage. The crab nachos are a firm favourite for good reason! A must visit for any length of stay! ”
  • 37 locals recommend

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