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

Enjoying spring

What we're working on

View of the Water Tower in Cornwall, one of our holiday cottages

Holidays in Cornwall  

A top destination for holidays in the UK, Cornwall's views, beaches, villages and countryside make for an ideal get away. There are campsites, holidays cottages and bunkhouses across Cornwall that are looked after by the National Trust. Take a look and see where your next holiday could be.

Springtime in the gardens of Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Find a place to visit 

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

Children on low ropes

Find an event 

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

Joyce, Lady Heathcoat-Amory

Women and Power - tell us your stories 

Who do you know in your community, in your family or in the public eye who use their position, or time and energy to make a difference to the lives of others? Perhaps you have been inspired by the stories from women’s history and the suffrage movement when visiting Women & Power exhibitions at National Trust places?

Inspired by World Book Day

Upcoming events

Glendurgan Garden

Boat Shed Gallery at Glendurgan

Sat 23 Jun 2018
Discover an unusual art gallery in the garden.

Trust10 trail run at Godolphin

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Take on the Trust10 challenge at Godolphin, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the wider estate.
Lizard Point

Wildlife Watchpoint

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Get closer to nature at Britain's most southerly point. The unique geology and maritime climate makes Lizard Point a perfect environment for a variety of flora and fauna. To see and learn more about the abundance of wildlife that lives here...
Tintagel Old Post Office

A patchwork of quilts

Sun 24 Jun 2018
A quirky collection of quilts from Victorian bedspreads to modern masterpieces on display throughout the house.

Out of the shadows

Sun 24 Jun 2018
We're commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining a political voice through their right to vote by sharing the stories of some of the women who came before that time, bringing these women out from history's shadows.

'I Dare' Exhibition

Sun 24 Jun 2018
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women securing the vote, 'I Dare' tells the story of how, in 1931, the 'straightforward and modest' Ida Copeland defeated fascist Oswald Mosley to become MP for Stoke-on-Trent.


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.