National Trust Surf Ambassador surfing at Sandy Mouth, Cornwall

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

Young girl enjoying archery

West Cornwall's Summer of Sport 

See how many activities you can take part in over the summer holidays to make it a great Summer of Sport. Take part in rugby, tug-of-war, Arrows archery, badminton, tennis, and more across West Cornwall.

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.

Kingston Lacy in Wimborne, Dorset

Find a place to visit 

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

A ranger guides a father and daughter rockpooling at Wembury, South Devon

Find an event 

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

High Brown Fritillary in the sun on a plant

A good news story: High Brown Fritillary is making a bumper early appearance 

The UK’s most endangered butterfly, the High Brown Fritillary, is making a bumper early appearance at a remote British habitat in North Devon, despite serious worries about their population.

Ideas for mindfulness and well being

Upcoming events


Nancy Belle boat trips from Cotehele Quay

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Climb aboard the 22ft 'Nancy Belle' and take a ride up the river.

Boscastle balsam bash

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Want to meet new people? Why not spend a day out in the fresh air and play a part in the National Trust's important conversation work.
Lizard Point

Wildlife Watchpoint

Tue 17 Jul 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

Festival of Archaeology Tintagel Old Post Office

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Unearth how this historic house would have looked over 600 years ago and find out what life was like in Tintagel long before the building became the post office. Let your little treasures become archaeologists for the day with hands-on activities.

The Butterfly Count

Tue 17 Jul 2018
Pick up your count sheet and head to a quiet spot either in the garden or around the mill to see how many varieties of butterfly you can see enjoying this special place with you.

'I Dream' Exhibition

Tue 17 Jul 2018
The second of a trio of exhibitions celebrating 100 years of women securing the vote. I Dream celebrates the values and actions of the Girl Guide movement in its early days and how Ida Copeland was instrumental in its formation.


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.