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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
“A must for all visitors to Cornwall! Whether you go to look at the flowers & plants, the mystery that is the 'hedge hog' building or for the hangloose adveture where you zip line over the domes or just to be able to say you've been, a great day awaits you at the eden project.”
  • 274 locals recommend
Theater
“There's no other theatre like it in the world. Carved out of the rocks on a dramatic cliff-scape at Porthcurno, there are enough productions during the summer to capture the attention of everyone. Also will be able to play spot the dolphins and seals out at sea too. ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Park
“A network of magical gardens, woodland walks, an animal barn and farmland brimming with interest and intrigue, and with over 200 acres at the former hidden gardens near Mevagissey. ”
  • 145 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The art scene is infamous in St. Ives amongst all the galleries is the famous Tate gallery.”
  • 154 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Accessed via a causeway or by boat, one of Cornwall's most iconic spots is a brilliant treasure trove for visitors. From the picturesque village and harbour, through the beautiful gardens to the historic castle where you can find out about the giant whose skeleton was found in the church, all ages will be fascinated by the mount. ”
  • 155 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.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Landmark
“The ruins of the historic castle, so closely associated with the legend of King Arthur, are a must-see. The outdoor interpretation takes you on a journey of 1,500 years of discovery while you can also investigate a Dark Age settlement. ”
  • 55 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. ”
  • 49 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. ”
  • 45 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”
  • 63 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. ”
  • 29 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.”
  • 41 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
“No trip to Cornwall is complete without visiting the most southerly point. Over the years it has developed into more of a theme park with the 4D cinema, Arthur's Quest walk-though, the Aardman attraction and lots more, including the Magic In The Skies fireworks display during the summer. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Church
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“Beautiful Lanhydrock House is a National Trust gem, Only a 40 min drive away”
  • 39 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
“15 minutes drive to Polkerris, situated in the old lifeboat station, Sam's is a popular restaurant specializing in great pizzas ”
  • 50 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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