Begin one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United Kingdom, Cornwall attracts thousands of visitors each visitors. So if you are planning on heading down to Lands End, here are a few things worth checking out:
The Eden Project
Opened in 2003, the Eden Project brings a piece of the rainforest to the county of Cornwall. The dome, known as the world’s largest greenhouse, contains over 5,000 different species of plantations and has a specially built waterfall. As well as being a great location for horticulture fans, the venue also puts on music concerts during the summer months.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
All of the local seals and sea lions which are rescued from the shore lines of Cornwall are kept safe at the sanctuary until they are fit enough to return to the water. With a quiz trail and playground for the kids and a café for the adults to relax in, it’s a family friendly attraction.
Another one for the lovers for wildlife, the Trebah Gardens showcase some fine pieces of horticulture around its grounds. Located in Falmouth, the 26-acre gardens have a rich collection of exotic and rare flowers, shrubs and trees.
Geevor Tin Mine
Take a trip back into the times when the Cornish mining industry and Geevor was one of the busiest mines in the county. Visitors can take a look around the museum and exhibits above ground, before taking the lift down to experience the actual mines used in Penwith.
The legendary cave is located at the birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle, and it is widely believed that Merlin lived there! You can walked down to the cave and eve have a peek inside.
Falmouth Lifeboat Station
The Lifeboat Stations in Cornwall are massively important, as accidents happen on a daily basis on the county’s coastlines. Although you can take a look around the station, it is still very much active and if an emergency is called then boat will be called into action!
Penlee House Gallery & Museum
To soak up a bit of local culture, head over to Penzance and the Penlee gallery. The museum specialises in works from early St Ives artists, between the years 1880 and 1940, as well as a range of exhibits celebrating the artistic impressions of the Cornwall area.
Museum of Witchcraft
For those of a superstitious nature, the Museum of Witchcraft is certainly worth visiting. Situated in Boscastle, the venue has exhibits following the changing patterns of witchcraft over the centuries and the tour guides are highly knowledgeable, so don’t be scared to ask any questions.
Renowned for its surfing industry, thousands of tourists flock to Cornwall every year to ride the waves. The most popular stretch is between St Ives and Polzeath, although there is a more family friendly beach at Perranporth. If you get a tired from your surfing experience, you can always sit back and just enjoy the beach and enjoy a game of poker at a casino online on your tablet or smartphone.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium is home to over 40 displays, each full of different sea creatures. With the likes of sea horses, sharks and octopi all in the tanks, you can take a walk through the transparent underwater tunnel and make it feel like you are at the bottom of the ocean.