17 Must-Visit Attractions in Cornwall, UK

Cornwall has everything from castles propped up by ancient rocks to pretty fishing villages and scenic walks
Cornwall has everything from castles propped up by ancient rocks to pretty fishing villages and scenic walks | © Joana Kruse / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Lauren Williams
Freelance Travel Journalist21 August 2020

Cornwall is a place that has it all. Golden beaches that stretch on for miles, sub-tropical gardens, wild moorland, giant cliffs and more castles than you can shake a stick at. Cornwall is rugged and refined, beautiful, wild and inspirational. Here we list 17 essentials which simply cannot be missed when visiting the Duchy of Cornwall.

Lizard Point

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Polbream Cove, Lizard Point, Cornwall
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As the southernmost point of mainland UK, Lizard Point is a wild and weather-beaten chunk of land which stands strong against the elements in the Atlantic Ocean. There is excellent walking to be had all along here, as well as stunning views and a cracking cream tea.

Lost Gardens of Heligan

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Giant's Head woodland sculpture in the woodland garden at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall, England, UK
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Here, you will find a Cornish jungle with giants hiding under carpets of moss, mud-maids swimming in the rain and enormous towers of flowers bursting with colour at every turn in the path. Wonderful, fantastical and full of whimsy, the Lost Gardens are the real-life Secret Garden.
These recommendations were updated on August 21, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.