London is not the only place in England that is worth visiting. The beautiful county of Cornwall in South West England that is very popular among tourists. It hosts many beautiful and historic town seaside towns and villages and is filled with sandy beaches and rugged cliffs. Whether you are in Cornwall for a few days or two weeks, you will never run out of fun things to do. Here are five Cornwall attractions that you can’t miss out on.
A trip to Cornwall is not complete without visiting Tintagel Castle. The 13th century castle is one of the most miraculous castles in England and sits at the top of a cliff. Many believe that King Arthur was actually conceived in this castle. As you walk through the castle, you will feel like you stepped back in time. Do not forget to stop by the gift shop so that you can purchase a unique souvenir.
The Monkey Sanctuary located in the town of Looe is a great attraction to visit in Cornwall, especially if you have kids. For more than 40 years, this sanctuary has been housing many primates that have been rescued. As you are walking through the sanctuary, you will get a chance to see a variety of different monkeys and learn more about them. If you have children, do not forget to take them to the play area.
National Maritime Museum
The National Maritime Museum located in Falmouth, is an attraction that both adults and kids will enjoy. When you visit this museum, you will learn all about the sea and boats in Cornwall. There are so many things to do at the National Maritime Museum including listening to lectures, checking out workshops and looking at exhibits. Some of the most popular exhibits at this museum include ‘Titanic’ Remembered, Transit of Venus and Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge.
If you are a fan of the arts, you should definitely visit Minack Theatre. It is the most famous open-air theatre in England and presents musicals, plays and operas. While you are watching a great performance, you can admire the beautiful scenery around you. Some of the most popular upcoming performances this year include “Oh Mary,” “Antony and Cleopatra,” “Present Laughter” and “Wuthering Heights.”
Bodmin Jail is definitely one of the most unique attractions in Cornwall. It was built in 1779 and is now an attraction that you will not want to miss out on. If you do not get scared easily, you should take an overnight ghost tour at this jail. You will get to participate in various workshops and listen to paranormal stories. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a traditional English breakfast. Make sure to wear warm clothes because the temperatures can get very cool.
If you plan on visiting Cornwall in the near future, you should definitely visit these spots. They are all very unique and will provide you with experiences that you will not forget about. Do not forget to take plenty of photos while you are in the county.