Points of interest

Cornwall is brimming with places to visit. Enjoy the breath-taking scenery, historic houses and gardens and of course the stunning white beaches. Why not take a look at some of our owners’ top picks before you head off exploring?

What to do around Goonhavern

The beauty of Cornwall is hard to match which is why people flock there year after year, and the best way to see it first hand, is on foot. Whether you want to explore the sandy white beaches, experience the rich history of the area or simply find a blissful spot to enjoy the scenery with a coffee, there is something to suit everyone.

With an abundance of natural beauty in the area from the stunning coast to the sprawling countryside there are plenty of nature trails, historic estates and famous walks in the area. All of which are ideal for those who love the outdoors and the chance to have a picnic.


Our Owners’ Top Picks

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps

Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps is one of the most popular places to visit on the North Cornish coast and is an absolute must-see. Enjoy magnificent walks past picture-postcard coves, windswept headlands and holiday resorts – this stretch of the coast path running north of Bedruthan ranks among the prettiest in the South West.


Trewithen House & Gardens

Trewithen House owes its unique design to the expertise of London architect Thomas Edwards who rebuilt it between 1715 and 1725, and whose rooms boast architectural features unlike anywhere else in the country. From trees to rare shrubs, a wildflower meadow to woodland glades, if you appreciate intriguing and stunning horticulture a visit to Triwithen House and Gardens is a must.


Lappa Valley Steam Railway

In the unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley you’ll find loads of fun things to do and discover – including three separate miniature railways running through this oasis of conservation where wildlife thrives in a protected environment. Running between the stations at Benny Halt and East Wheal Rose, the track runs on a section originally built in 1849 for a minerals railway to serve the mine at East Wheal Rose


Trerice Elizabethan Manor House

This Elizabethan manor house with fine interiors and a delightful garden is a Cornish gem and remains little changed by the advances in the building fashions over the centuries; the renowned stillness and tranquillity of Trerice is much prized by visitors. However there’s plenty to discover in this Elizabethan Manor House.


Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm

Why not visit a real working cider farm at Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm, which produces spirits, wines, Scrumpy, preserves – and of course ciders! There’s plenty to do making it a great day out: take a guided tour to learn the art of cider making, join the trailer ride around orchids, go and see the friendly farm yard and visit the first distillery and combined cellars in Cornwall for 300 years.


Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef is part of an exciting new generation of aquarium attractions designed to inspire deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world. On a trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium you will see all the fantastic creatures that live in our seas and oceans; the displays take you on an undersea tour showing you everything from the British coastline to faraway tropical reefs and lots more in between.

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