What's on and days out in exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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There's around 50 places to have a day out in Cornwall. Family houses, historic buidings, mining heritage, miles of coast, a nature reserve, formal gardens and parkland. Here's a taste of what's on and where to go in Cornwall this season. 

Summer highlights

Getting outdoors

Children playing in the Bide Brook and a dog walker in the village Lacock in Wiltshire

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Visitors running at a National Trust site

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to spring walks.

Upcoming events


Valency Valley balsam bonanza

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Fancy a day out in the fresh air? You could also play a part in the National Trust's important conversation work so come along, join National Trust rangers and help to clear this invasive plant.

Cornish Sports Days

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Cornish miners took their sports with them all over the world. Have a go at some of their favourites outside Botallack Count House Workshop this summer.

Vibrant lives soundscape

Tue 25 Jul 2017
As you travel across Godolphin listen to the subtle sounds and voices telling a story of past and present.

Conservation then and now

Tue 25 Jul 2017
This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the National Trust caring for Godolphin - join us in the celebrations.

The Money Flows In Treasure Hunt

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Ralph Allen Daniel made his money by mining in Cornwall and spent the money at Trelissick. Go on a treasure hunt around the garden by picking up a trail sheet from the garden entrance.
Levant Mine and Beam Engine

Copper Summer

Tue 25 Jul 2017
Join us at Levant where we will be focusing on the mine's profits from copper this summer.

Our work in the South West



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


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


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

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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.