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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.
Garden
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“Fabulous gardens complete with Maze and it’s own beach! Well worth a visit. Lovely ice cream hut down on the beach for a well earned treat before the walk back up!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“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
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“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
Bus Station
“Whether travelling solo, as a family or in a group be sure to visit the Maritime Museum”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“Historic, traditional and a great place to visit. Refreshments available here too.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Theater
“Many events at the Hall for Cornwall, from stand up, music (classical and contemporary) and dance amongst others!”
  • 30 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.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Historic Site
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“A National Trust Property with a beautiful house, lovely walks and cycle trails, a playground and good cafe! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“Kynance Cove is a cove on the eastern side of Mount's Bay, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It is situated on the Lizard peninsula approximately two miles north of Lizard Point. The cove became popular in the early Victorian era, with many distinguished visitors including Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the poet Alfred Tennyson. The BBC has described Kynance Cove as "one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the South West." The South West Coast Path, which follows the coast of south west England from Somerset to Dorset passes by on the cliffs over-looking Kynance Cove.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Local Penzance town gallery, shop and thriving cafe in beautiful town gardens - Penlee Park”
  • 36 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“We overlook the moor and the views are spectacular. A mixture of isolated moorland, ideal for walkers. Lots of small sites of interest and lovely village pubs with good country fare.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Museum
“Great exhibition that changes. Activities for kids lots of days. See across the harbour and under it. Sailing boats are always a winner. ”
  • 30 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
Gastropub
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“Great to walk to from Falmouth on the coast path. Takes about 3 hours, can get a bus back. Great food, focusing on fish, always a veggie option and often vegan. Cosy in winter with an open fire, pool table. You can sit outside in the summer and look at the Helford river. Smashing!”
  • 37 locals recommend