So Much to Discover: A Journey Through The Top Attractions in Cornwall
Welcome to the enchanting world of Cornwall, where picturesque landscapes and rich history converge to create a perfect holiday destination. Our holiday cottages near Port Isaac serve as a gateway to a myriad of attractions in Cornwall that cater to various interests. Whether you’re a lover of picture-perfect chocolate box fishing villages, a history enthusiast, a nature lover or a Doc Martin fan, there’s an attraction in Cornwall for you.
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Begin your adventure at Tintagel Castle, perched dramatically on the rugged cliffs. Uncover the legend of King Arthur as you traverse the ancient ruins with the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the picturesque ruins of Restormel Castle, sitting high in the valley above the River Fowey. Take a walk around the inside of the keep, where you can imagine all the hustle and bustle of castle life hundreds of years ago, and enjoy stunning views of the Cornish countryside from the top.
Visit the wartime control rooms and tunnels at the Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, home of the Victorian internet. The first underwater telegraph cables were borought ashore here 150 years ago and the interactive exhibitions are a delight for all ages.
Wander through the charming streets of Port Isaac, a fishing village steeped in maritime history. Fans of ITV’s Doc Martin might know it better as Portwenn and a selfie outside the Doc’s house is a must. Don’t forget to tag us in your pics on social media @tredarrupholidaycottages.
Padstow, another coastal gem, beckons with its sandy shores, family-friendly attractions, and the renowned Rick Stein’s seafood haven. Fish and chips on the harbour is highly recommended, or try a famous Chough’s pasty. Kids love crabbing here too – be sure to grab a bucket and crabbing line from the supplies in your holiday cottage to take with you.
Pretty Boscastle is an unspoilt harbour owned by the National Trust. Visit the Devil’s Bellows, a collapsed sea cave at the mouth of the harbour that emit a great booming sound and a spray of sea foam for about an hour either side of low tide. And keep your eyes out for the flood markers visible on the ealls of many properties lining the harbour, showing the high water mark during the great flood of 2004.
For those with a green thumb, the Lost Gardens of Heligan offer a botanical haven, where restored Victorian gardens transport you to a bygone era.
The Eden Project is a world-renowned eco garden. The futuristic biomes house the world’s largest indoor rainforest and there are expansive outdoor gardens to explore too.
Visit the stunning gardens of St Michael’s Mount with its historic castle perched at the top of the island. Cross the causeway from Marazion on foot or catch the little ferry – a must when the tide’s in!
A trip to the famous Minack Theatre and Gardens, carved out of the cliff face, are an absolute must. A stunning spot to see a play, you can also just visit to enjoy the spectacular views and marvel at the indomitable spirit of the woman who masterminded, and largely built, it.
Just half an hour away on the south coast is the pretty harbour town of Charlestown, used extensively during filming for the BBC’s Poldark series. The Shipwreck Museum is a fascinating place to explore for a glimpse into the region’s seafaring past. And don’t miss an ice cream from the Tall Ships Creamery by the harbour whilst you’re there.
Just along the road from Charlestown is the stunning port of Fowey, popular with sailors. There are some charming shops, inclusing a fantastic book shop, or just sit and watch the boats coming and going. Take a ferry across the water for a mooch around Polruan or a stroll along to the gorgeous beach at Readymoney Cove.
St. Ives, a haven for artists, combines golden beaches with an eclectic art scene, providing a perfect blend of relaxation and culture. Parking can be a problem in high season so why not hop on the train at St. Erth’s and enjoy 10 minutes on one of the most picturesque train journeys in the UK.
Explore Falmouth’s fascinating maritime history with a visit to the National Maritime Museum. Or visit Henry VIII’s stronghold, Pendennis Castle, surrounded by the sea on 3 sides and with the most amazing views.
Cornwall’s diverse attractions promise an unforgettable holiday experience, and our holiday cottages provide the ideal base for your explorations. Whether you’re drawn to the historical allure of Tintagel Castle, the natural wonders of the Eden Project, or the coastal charm of Port Isaac and beyond, Cornwall invites you to create cherished memories in every corner. Escape the crowds and discover the beauty of Cornwall beyond the main school holidays, where our farm, with its friendly animals, awaits to add an extra touch of magic to your getaway.