Days out in Cornwall

Discover the best things to do in Cornwall; from visiting exotic gardens or ancient houses, to exploring the mining history, all encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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Things to do this summer

Getting outdoors

Exploring more of Cornwall this summer

Something a little different for your day out

Autumn brings spectacular light and colour to Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find a place to visit 

In the South West you're never far from a National Trust garden, house or countryside walk.

Detail of the Pope's Cabinet, 1742, Stourhead

Geometric patterns 

Geometric patterns are inspiring lots of areas of design at the moment, from fashion to furniture. Here's a few examples of geometirc patterns in the National Trust collection, showing they've been a popular trend for a very long time.

Upcoming events

Sennen to Penberth

Mayon Lookout - wildlife watch point

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Visit the refurbished coastguard watch point at Mayon Lookout to find out what recent wildlife has been spotted. You can add what wildlife you've seen to our board too!

50 things at Godolphin

Mon 19 Aug 2019
How many have you got left to do? Explore Godolphin and complete some of the 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

Summer of Sport at Godolphin

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Ready for the Summer of Sport challenge this year? Take part in a variety of sport activities held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Godolphin throughout the summer holidays.

Rena Gardiner: Art and inspiration

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Discover the work of print-artist Rena Gardiner within the landscape which inspired it.

Water and Colour in Cotehele Gallery

Mon 19 Aug 2019
The summer exhibition features watercolour paintings, mirrors, ceramics glass and more.

Art Exhibition: To feel, to think, to imagine (Old Netloft, Polperro)

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Organic works of Sculpture, Print, Photography and more.
Visitors pick up fallen apples in the orchard at Killerton, Devon

What's on 

There are hundreds of events happening across the South West, including outdoor theatre, bee trails and book festivals.

Myths and legends in the South West

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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.


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.