Boscastle Harbour, 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. 

Enjoy the last of the autumn colour

Trelissick's old garden bridge connecting its two side

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.

What's on at Christmas?

Winter outdoors

Christmas presents around the base of a decorated Christmas tree

Find a place to visit 

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

Meeting Father Christmas

Find an event 

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

A Christmas tree and roaring fire at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Christmas in the South West 

Magnificent houses with Father Christmas, warm mince pies at the tea-room, frosty walks waiting to be discovered.

Festive interior design trends seen through the collection

Upcoming events


Secret Cotehele tour and lunch

Mon 20 Nov 2017
A behind-the-scenes tour of Cotehele House starting with coffee and followed by a two-course lunch. SORRY SOLD OUT.

The Christmas flower garland at Cotehele

Mon 20 Nov 2017
When the residents of Cotehele first hung a modest Christmas display in the hall in the 1950s, little did they know how their simple decoration would turn into the magnificent tradition it is today. BOOKING ESSENTIAL between 25 Nov - 24 Dec.

All That Glitters in Cotehele Gallery

Mon 20 Nov 2017
The winter exhibition is a coming together of regular and new artists to celebrate the festive period with shine and sparkle to illuminate the imagination.

Chit Chat and Craft

Tue 21 Nov 2017
Bring your latest craft projects along to our chit chat and craft mornings on Tuesday at Godolphin.

Guided walks on Godolphin's Estate

Thu 23 Nov 2017
Join guided walk of the Godolphin estate, and discover the varied countryside and history of this important site.

Christmas Tudor banquet

Fri 24 Nov 2017
It's 1573 and Sir John Arundell has invited you to a Christmas feast in his brand new mansion. The night will be filled with a four course meal, live entertainment, music and song from a bygone era.


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.