Days out in Cornwall

Discover the best things to do in Cornwall; from visiting exotic gardens or ancient houses, to exploring the mining history, all encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're reopening the places you love, gradually, safely and in step with government advice. Our houses, gardens and parklands remain closed for now. But we're opening some of our coast and countryside car parks in England, so you can get out into green spaces. You'll need to book for some of them. Some coast and countryside car parks in Northern Ireland will start to reopen from 27 May. For now, all car parks in Wales have to remain closed on government advice. Read this article to find out what's open, how you can visit, and what to expect from your visit.

The front of Saltram house

How well do you know National Trust places? 

How much do you know about the National Trust in Cornwall and around Plymouth? Here's a challenge for you and your family to complete (and compete with).

View of Spring in Carcadon

Virtual visit to Trelissick

While Trelissick is closed, a skeleton staff are carrying out essential tasks, and they've recorded some videos of the work they're doing, so you can experience what Trelissick is like during these unusual times. Gardener Jen takes us on a tour of the garden, and lone ranger Neil chats about planting catchfly at Tregew.

Getting a fix of nature from your home

Recipes inspired by the South West

History fix

Projects you could try at home

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Best Days Out Cornwall 

We're proud to be part of an association of tourist attractions in Cornwall that, for over 40 years, has been working to provide the best attractions for families and visitors to Cornwall.

Devon

Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.

Plymouth

Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.

Dartmoor

Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.