Guidelet: Historic Cornwall

A travel guide to Cornwall, United Kingdom | Target Market: families, couples,tourists | A travel guide by: Rachael

Cornwall is full of history from ancient legend to the Industrial Revolution. Come and discover some of the highlights.
Historic Cornwall", a travel guide to Cornwall, United Kingdom

Summary of points of interest in this travel guide to Cornwall, United Kingdom


St Michael's Mount

Why visit:

Walk across the causeway at low tide to this beautiful castle in the sea. You can visit the ancient caslte, and travel back by boat. The beach at Marazion is lovely too.

a day option
at Marazion


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St Michael

Tintagel Castle

Why visit:

This is the ancient castle of King Arthur.

a day option
at Bossiney Road


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Tintagel Castle, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

wheal martyn museum

Why visit:

A very interesting museum detailing the china clay industry in Cornwall

a day option
at Wheal Martyn Museum


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wheal martyn museum, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Launceston Castle

Why visit:

A historic castle that is really interesting to explore. Go to the very top for some spectacular views.

a day option
at Castle Lodge


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Launceston Castle, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Restormel Castle

Why visit:

This castle played an important part in the English Civil War

a day option
at Nr Restormel Road


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Restormel Castle, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

East Pool Mine

Why visit:

Cornwall has a rich mining heritage and this old engine house is fascinating.

a option
at Nr Restormel Road


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East Pool Mine, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Cotehele House & Gardens

Why visit:

A beautiful historic house with spectacular gardens in Cornwall.

a day option
at Cotehele


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Cotehele House & Gardens, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Dozmary Pool

Why visit:

Associated with Arthurian legend this may have been the place where the sword Excalibur was thrown into the lake. It is reputed to be bottomless.

a option
at Cotehele


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Dozmary Pool, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum

Why visit:

A great place to learn about the role of the RAF in Cornwall during World War two.

a option
at Cotehele


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Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Royal Cornwall Museum

Why visit:

Lots of interesting history about Cornwall.

a day option
at Cotehele


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Royal Cornwall Museum, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Charlestown Harbour

Why visit:

A beautiful place and full of maritime history,

a day option
at Quay Rd


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Charlestown Harbour, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Cornwalls Regimental Museum

Why visit:

A very interesting museum about the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry.

a day option
at St Nicholas Street


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Cornwalls Regimental Museum, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Lanhydrock House

Why visit:

A historic house in Cornwall with some beautiful gardens.

a day option
at Lanhydrock House


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Lanhydrock House, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Tolgus Tin Mine

Why visit:

An excellent place to learn about the tin mining history of Cornwall.

a option
at Lanhydrock House


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Tolgus Tin Mine, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Port Eliot House & Gardens

Why visit:

A delightful house and gardens with history. Famed for its literature festival.

a day option
at Tideford Drv


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Port Eliot House & Gardens, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

King Doniert's Stone (Men Myghtern Doniert)

Why visit:

An ancient standing stone on Bodmin Moor

a option
at Menheniot


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King Doniert

Morwellham Quay

Why visit:

An award winning historic port and museum.

a day option
at Morwellham


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Morwellham Quay, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Trevose Head Lighthouse

Why visit:

See inside a lighthouse.

a day option
at Trevose Head


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Trevose Head Lighthouse, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Why visit:

A historic railway in Cornwall.

a day option
at Trevose Head


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Lappa Valley Steam Railway, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Carnglaze Caverns

Why visit:

A beautiful cavern in the slate country. Used as a concert venue.

a option
at Trevose Head


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Carnglaze Caverns, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Arthurian Centre

Why visit:

Where to learn more about the legends of King Arthur and the connections with Cornwall. It is close to Slaughterbridge, believed to be the site of the last battle King Arthur fought.

a day option
at Trevose Head


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Arthurian Centre, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Lawrence House

Why visit:

A great museum. John Betjeman described this as one of the perfect townhouses in England.

a day option
at 9 Castle Street


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Lawrence House, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Classic Airforce

Why visit:

A very good aviation museum

a option
at 9 Castle Street


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Classic Airforce, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Trelissick Gardens

Why visit:

Some beautiful gardens with a historic country house by the River Fal.

a day option
at Trelissick Gardens


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Trelissick Gardens, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

Lost Gardens of Heligan

Why visit:

This old garden was one of the finest in Cornwall. During World War One all the gardeners were killed in battle. The garden lay forgotten and overgrown for many years. Now it has been beautifully restored.

a day option
at Heligan


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Lost Gardens of Heligan, a tour attraction in Cornwall, United Kingdom

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