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Top 10 things to do whilst on Holiday in Cornwall

Cornwall is known for its sandy beaches and stunning coastlines, with a whole host of other fantastic attractions on offer to pull tourists and holiday makers in every year.

There’s no doubt, Cornwall is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the UK, providing a lush location that couples, families and friends can enjoy. With that in mind, we thought we would look into the top 10 things to do in Cornwall this year.

1. Falmouth Lifeboat Station

Accidents occur daily on the vast coastline of Cornwall, meaning lifeboat stations have a valuable role to play. Here you can look around and check out the different boats that are used for emergency call outs. The station is still active, so there’s a chance you might see one whisked away for action!

2. Blue Reef Aquarium

There are several aquariums in Cornwall, as you would expect with plenty of sea life living on its sandy shores. One of the most popular aquariums is the Blue Reef Aquarium which has over 40 different exhibits and an underwater tunnel that visitors can walk through. Some of Blue Reef’s occupants include sharks, octopi and seahorse.

3. The Eden Project

The Eden Project is the largest greenhouse in the world, home to over 5000 plant varieties. The biomes were built in 2001 in an attempt to bring a slice of the Rainforest to the UK, which they have certainly done. If wildlife is your cup of tea, you’ll want to check out everything that The Eden Project has to offer.

4. Geevor Tin Mine

Once upon a time, Geevor Tin Mine was one of the busiest in the country. A visit there will provide you with the opportunity to see authentic artifacts and even take a life down the vault. A visit to Geeovr Tin Mine is one of the best ways to look into Cornwall’s industry history.

5. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The sanctuary was originally set up to help injured or washed ashore seals, providing them with a place to recover before being returned to the water. In time, the sanctuary evolved to become one of the top visited places in Cornwall, giving visitors a chance to get up close and personal with some well-looked-after seals.

6. Surfs Up

A lot of people will think of surfing when they think of Cornwall and for good reason. It’d be rude to visit the West Country without putting on a wet suit and hitting the waves. Heralded as one of the best places to surf in the UK, Cornwall plays host to the likes of Polzeath, Perranporth and St Ives, with beaches that are suitable for surfers of all standards.

7. Museum of Witchcraft

If surfing isn’t for you, you could always head to the Museum of Witchcraft, located in the Boscatle district of Cornwall. If you have a superstitious side the museum will be perfect for you, offering an opportunity for visitors to follow the entire historical timeline of witchcraft.

8. Penlee Gallery

If you are more into your art and culture than you are witches, Penzance’s Penlee Gallery might be of interest to you. Specialising in art from 1880 to 1940, Penlee Gallery shows work from local artists, celebrating the artistic impressions of the St Ives area with dedicated exhibitions.

9. Merlin’s Cave

The famous wizard Merlin is believed to have lived here, in a cave located near to Tintagel Castle. The rock itself is said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, offering visitors a chance to walk down the cliff edge and get a glimpse.

10. Trebah Gardens

showcasing some of the best examples of horticulture and wildlife in Cornwall, Trebah Gardens is a 26-acre garden located in Falmouth. The gardens offer visitors the chance to view an extensive collection of rare tree, flowers and shrubberies.

If you are looking to go on holiday in Cornwall this year, we’d recommend you check out some of the top attractions that Cornwall has to offer. If you haven’t yet booked your accommodation, head over to our main site and discover a holiday type that works for you:

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