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 buildings, 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. 

Ideas for days out

Family in the house at Stourhead in Wilthsire

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

A water vole

Water voles make a welcome return to Exmoor 

This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.

Child apple picking in the orchard

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

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Upcoming events


Hallowe'en Happenings

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Visit Godolphin this half term to complete the hallowe'en trail and listen to a spooky story or two!
Glendurgan Garden

Woodland Crowns

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Who'll be crowned king or queen of the woodlands at Glendurgan this autumn?
East Pool Mine

Mining Monsters

Sat 20 Oct 2018
East Pool Mine has been invaded by Mining Monsters! Can you find them all on your visit?

Autumn trail

Sat 20 Oct 2018
Walk the autumn trail to learn how the wildlife at Trelissick gets ready for the cold winter months and how we can help provide them a home in our own gardens

'I do' exhibition

Sat 20 Oct 2018
The third of a trio of exhibitions celebrating 100 years of women and power. We will tell the story of how Ida Copeland saved Polish refugee, Julian Kulski.
Tintagel Old Post Office

Torchlight terrors

Sat 20 Oct 2018
For a treat of tricks, using a UV torch, uncover the spooky symbols hidden in the dark places of the house and solve the puzzle to win yourself a bag of ghastly goodies.


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 

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