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What to See and Do Around Cornwall

Cornwall Attractions

Discover What You Can Do In Cornwall

Cornwall has so much to offer visitors

Cornwall has so much to offer visitors.  Well known for the stunning coastline but also so full of hidden treasures waiting to be discovered.

There are several places to visit near St. Austell, you may want to visit a gorgeous garden (none better than The Lost Gardens of Heligan or The Eden Project, both located close to us at The Cornwall), plenty of galleries or museums to visit, or maybe something a bit more action packed like surfing, fishing, a boat trip, cycling or walking along sections of the outstanding South West Coast Path.

History and heritage abounds in Cornwall, with a plethora of historic houses, castles, museums and World Heritage Sites. And of course there are superb places to visit like St Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, Tate St Ives, Land's End or Tintagel Castle.

In Cornwall there are plenty of events and attractions to enjoy, whether it is food and drink, music, literature, walking, theatre and art, plus a handful of very "Cornish" festivals and events giving you an insight into the local Cornish culture.

On the coastline we have over 300 sandy beaches, many of them dog friendly (especially outside of the summer months), and some of the best surfing in the UK.

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St Austell

The Cornwall is situated just to the south of St Austell, on the road to Mevagissey.  This area of the Cornish south coast features many wooded hills that drop down to secluded coves and inlets.  Nearby there are enchanting old fishing villages like Mevagissey.

There are plenty of things to do and attractions in St. Austell such as The Eden Project, just a few miles from The Cornwall, is a must visit if you are coming to stay.  It's 2 biomes house a unique collection of plants from around the world, in Mediterranean and Rain Forest environments.  Plus stunning garden displays all year round, special events, activities and even an ice rink in the winter.

At the Lost Gardens of Heligan, also just a few miles away from St. Austell, you can visit this restored garden, another attraction with over 200 acres of rare plants, wildlife and winding paths to explore.

The coastline of St Austell Bay curves around with golden beaches and is a haven for watersports enthusiasts. Mevagissey is a working fishing harbour, Gorran Haven and Portmellon are quaint coves and Pentewan or Porthpean are great family beaches.

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