Frost settles at Penrose as the sun rises over Loe Pool

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. 

Winter is a great time to explore

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Trelissick garden bridge illuminated for Christmas

Keeping Trelissick Garden Together  

Trelissick has launched a fundraising campaign to raise £50,000 to replace the garden bridge, saving the only access to the woodland garden and Cornish apple orchard, ensuring that access to the whole garden is preserved for generations to come.

Family walking with their dog in part of the open parkland at Knightshayes, Devon

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 National Trust Estate Guide at Tyntesfield leads a talk in the outdoors

Find an event 

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

Interior design trends seen through the collection

Upcoming events


Framing Godolphin

Fri 19 Jan 2018
Using the winter light and the grounds of Godolphin as your inspiration, come and photograph, draw or paint at this historic site.

Sunday roast lunches at The Edgcumbe Tea-room

Sun 21 Jan 2018
Join family and friends for a winters stroll around Cotehele Quay finished off with a hearty roast in The Edgcumbe tea-room. Places limited, booking essential. £9.95 per person.

Chit Chat and Craft

Tue 23 Jan 2018
Bring your latest craft projects along to our chit chat and craft mornings on Tuesday at Godolphin.

Volunteer recruitment day at Cotehele

Wed 24 Jan 2018
Learn about volunteering with us in 2018.

Trust10 trail run at Godolphin

Sun 28 Jan 2018
Take on the Trust10 challenge at Godolphin, a free 10k trail running event that allows you to explore the wider estate.

Ranger taster day in the Valency Valley

Sun 28 Jan 2018
Want to meet new people? Spend a day out in the fresh air and play a part in the National Trust's important conversation work.


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.