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Tourist Attractions South East Cornwall

Days Out In South East Cornwall

There are lots of attractions in South East Cornwall which can be used for some great days out in Cornwall. The well known Eden Project in St Austell, The China Clay Museum, Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, The lost Gardens of Heligan or Porfell Wildlife Park and Sanctuary Liskeard Cornwall are just a few of the great tourist attractions in South East Cornwall. See our list of days out and attractions in South East Cornwall below. Untitled Document

Produce & Craft Markets and Brocantes - Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Crocadon Farm is situated within the beautiful Pentillie Estate in St. Mellion, just 20 minutes from the city of Plymouth, on the Devon and Cornwall border. They hold food and craft markets every third Saturday of the month and also hold regular Brocantes (antiques, collectables). Wander around the many stalls and enjoy the low key live music and on site cafe with indoor and outdoor seating in a traditional courtyard. Read more about Crocadon Markets Cornwall

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House and Gardens - St Dominick, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

The National Trust property at Cotehele is a Tudor house set in magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Tamar. One of the leading Cornwall attractions Cotehele is well worth a visit. Once the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family the house is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years and retains a strong sense of history. Outside there are formally planted terraces to wander in and admire, or you can lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Image © National Trust Images/Carole Drake.

Castle - Launceston

South East Cornwall

Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape and is definitely an option for things to in Cornwall. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via an internal staircase. Dogs welcome on leads.

House and Gardens - St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Considered to be one of the most romantic and concealed stately homes in England. A real family home, full of remarkable stories, visitors will be able to view the house very much as the day-to-day residence of Lord and Lady St Germans.

With art works by Reynolds Romney, Ramsey, Van Dyck and mural by Lenkiewicz covering the wall of the Soane Round Room. Outside are the accessible beautiful Park and gardens, Priory church and tea rooms. Private guided tours of the house and basement are available, a chance to see the Dowton type under stairs and a candle lit wine cellar.

Dogs are very welcome to go around the gardens on lead and on Wednesday afternoons may run free on the Park.

For Port Eliot Estate: Port Eliot Estate Office St Germans Saltash Cornwall PL12 5ND Telephone: 01503 230211 E-mail: info@porteliot.co.uk

www.porteliot.co.uk/

Castle - Lostwithiel

South East Cornwall

The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. If you are looking for things to do in Cornwall Restormel Castle could make an excellent day out. The castle was twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. This is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall and dogs are welcome on leads.

Castle - St Mawes Cornwall

South East Cornwall

St Mawes Castle Cornwall is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain, it guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the Fal estuary. Visiting a castle is one of the great things to do in Cornwall. Dogs welcome on leads at St Mawes Castle.

Animal Sanctuary Cornwall - Near Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Visiting Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary is one of the great things to do in Cornwall. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, the Sanctuary has been offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. This Cornwall animal Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight into a working sanctuary. There is a lot to do for the whole family with activities, playground, beautiful gardens and Tree Top Cafe.

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Ancient Egyptian Centre

Dobwalls, Liskeard

South East Cornwall

Museum

A 1930s theme museum in Cornwall offering the chance for you to see Anne Edwards and Stuart Beliby's private collection of Egyptian Treasures including coffins, mummies, statues, a Tutankhamen collection. Admission is charged. There is a shop.

Ancient Egyptian Centre, Five Lanes, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6JN

Tel: 01579 321811

www.the-ancient-egyptian-centre.com

Antony Gardens

Torpoint

South East Cornwall

Garden / House

Tel: 01752 812191

Bens Play World

St Austell

South East Cornwall

Play Centre

Ball pool, slides, climbing and indoor and outdoor play area. Pirate treasure trail, water blaster games, remote control pirate ships, shooting galleries and tropical themed restaurant area. Free car park. Situated next to Cornish Market World.

Bens Play World, Stadium Retail Park, St Austell, Cornwall

Tel 01726 815553

www.bensplayworld.co.uk

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Bodmin Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Railway

Full size steam railway. Cafes at the stations. Themed train rides, murder mystery, dining trains - telephone for details. Connected to the main line at Bodmin Parkway and The Camel Trail at Boscarne Junction. Dogs welcome (and free). Bicycles allowed.

Bodmin General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AQ

Tel: 0845 125 9678 OR 01208 73666

www.bodminandwenfordrailway.co.uk

Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Museum

Known for it's torturous ways and for holding the last public hanging in Britain in 1862 the jail was the first in the UK to hold inmates in individual cells. You can see what life was like for an 18th century prisoner, look around the jail and visit the gallows, underground cells and exhibitions telling of the years of torture. It is also famous for it's paranormal activities and was featured on Most Haunted. There is an on site restaurant.

Tel: 01208 76292

www.bodminjail.org

Caerhays Castle Gardens

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Castle / Gardens

100 acres of gardens surrounding the ancient castle building. Owned by the Williams family for nearly 150 years, visitors can see original plants collected in China in the early 1900s together with more modern editions. Overlooking Porthluny Beach. Tearooms and gift shop. Dogs on leads welcome.

Estate Office, Caerhays Castle, Gorran, St Austell PL26 6LY Cornwall

Tel: 01872 501310

www.caerhays.co.uk

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Museum

View the exhibitions of artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks recovered by divers from weapons and treasures to ocean liners memorabilia, investigate the underground tunnels used to push the clay trucks out to the ships in port. Titanic exhibition and Lord Nelson memorabilia collection. A large collection of minerals and artefacts from Cornwall and other countries.

Charlestown, St Austell, Cornwall

www.shipwreckcharlestown.com

Cornish Market World

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Market

Over 300 stalls, the biggest indoor market in Britain. Restaurant, cafes and takeaways. On site Bens Playworld. Baby changing facilities. Free wheelchair loan available. Open every Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm and Wednesdays in the summer season.

Cornish Market World, Stadium Retail Park, St Austell, Cornwall

Tel: 01726 812544

www.cornishmarketworld.co.uk

COTEHELE

St Dominick, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

House and Gardens

The National Trust property at Cotehele is a Tudor house set in magnificent gardens on the banks of the River Tamar. One of the leading Cornwall attractions Cotehele is well worth a visit. Once the ancestral home of the Edgcumbe family the house is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. The interior tour has changed little over the years and retains a strong sense of history. Outside there are formally planted terraces to wander in and admire, or you can lose yourself in the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote and leads down to the river. Image © National Trust Images/Carole Drake.

CROCADON FARM

Crocadon Farm, St Mellion, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Produce & Craft Markets and Brocantes

Crocadon Farm is situated within the beautiful Pentillie Estate in St. Mellion, just 20 minutes from the city of Plymouth, on the Devon and Cornwall border. They hold food and craft markets every third Saturday of the month and also hold regular Brocantes (antiques, collectables). Wander around the many stalls and enjoy the low key live music and on site cafe with indoor and outdoor seating in a traditional courtyard. Read more about Crocadon Markets Cornwall

Eden Project

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Tel: 01726 811911

www.edenproject.com

Elliot's store

Saltash Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Museum

Previously a corner shop, it has now been preserved as a museum showing the 1940s shopping experience, complete with fittings and stocked shelves. Restricted opening times.

Tel: 07767 444816

Lamorran House and Gardens

St Mawes Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Overlooking St Mawes Bay and St Anthony Peninsula the gardens display a wide range of sub-tropical and warm temperature trees and plants. Laid out in a Mediterranian style the garden houses plants from Australia, Chilie, New Zealand and more.

Lamorran House Gardens, Upper Castle Road, St Mawes, TR2 5BZ Cornwall

Tel: 01326 270800

www.lamorrangardens.co.uk

Launceston Castle

Launceston

South East Cornwall

Castle

Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape and is definitely an option for things to in Cornwall. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via an internal staircase. Dogs welcome on leads.

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Saltash

South East Cornwall

Garden / House

Former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe set in gardens and acres of County Park. Visit can include a cruise of the river Tamar

Tel: 01752 822236

www.mountedgcumbe.gov.uk

Pine Lodge Gardens and Nursery

St Austell

South East Cornwall

Garden

Free Parking, lunches & teas, toilets. Guide dogs only. A collection of over 6000 plants all labelled and covering thirty acres. Includes parkland, lake, ponds, and various different tyes of garden such as Japanese garden, winter garden and water garden.

Holmbush St Austell Cornwall PL25 3RQ

Tel: 01726 73500

www.pine-lodge.co.uk

Polkyth Leisure Centre

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Leisure Centre

25m Swimming Pool, diving pit, teaching pool, sauna, fitness suite, sports hall, table tennis, tennis courts, squash courts, badminton, basketball, children's holiday activities, creche. Car parking. Restaurant and Bar.

carlyon Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 4DB

Tel:01726 223696

Porfell Animal Land

Liskeard Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Wildlife Park / Sanctuary

A home to wild and exotic animals. Porcupines, wallabies, lemurs, farmyard animals and many more. No dogs allowed. Free car park, tea room, woodland walks, ponds, animal petting area, hand feeding, picninc area,

Trecangate, Nr Lanreath, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4RE

Tel: 01503 220211

www.PorfellAnimalLand.co.uk

PORT ELIOT HOUSE & GARDENS

St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall

South East Cornwall

House and Gardens

Considered to be one of the most romantic and concealed stately homes in England. A real family home, full of remarkable stories, visitors will be able to view the house very much as the day-to-day residence of Lord and Lady St Germans.

With art works by Reynolds Romney, Ramsey, Van Dyck and mural by Lenkiewicz covering the wall of the Soane Round Room. Outside are the accessible beautiful Park and gardens, Priory church and tea rooms. Private guided tours of the house and basement are available, a chance to see the Dowton type under stairs and a candle lit wine cellar.

Dogs are very welcome to go around the gardens on lead and on Wednesday afternoons may run free on the Park.

For Port Eliot Estate: Port Eliot Estate Office St Germans Saltash Cornwall PL12 5ND Telephone: 01503 230211 E-mail: info@porteliot.co.uk

www.porteliot.co.uk/

Restormel Castle

Lostwithiel

South East Cornwall

Castle

The great 13th century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch, atop a high spur beside the River Fowey. If you are looking for things to do in Cornwall Restormel Castle could make an excellent day out. The castle was twice visited by the Black Prince, it finally saw action during the Civil War in 1644. This is a dog friendly attraction in Cornwall and dogs are welcome on leads.

Riverside Amusements

Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Amusements

Bowling lanes, Elvis £500 cash jackpot multiplayer, over 18s casino room, fun games and slot machines. Open 7 days.

Riverside Amusements, Bridgend, West Looe, Cornwall

Tel: 01503 262688

St Austell Brewery Tours

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Brewery

Take a walk through 150 years of Cornish History. Interactive museum showing the story of Cornish pubs, beers and wines. Walk through the Victorian Brewery and experience the whole brewing process. End your tour at the Hicks Bar for some product sampling.

St Austell Brewery 63 Trevarthian Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4BY

Tel:01726 66022

St Mawes Castle

St Mawes Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Castle

St Mawes Castle Cornwall is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain, it guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the Fal estuary. Visiting a castle is one of the great things to do in Cornwall. Dogs welcome on leads at St Mawes Castle.

The Lost Gardens of HELIGAN

St Austell Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Garden

Recovered and lovingly restored from an overgrown state the grounds contain many original features, walls and Victorian varieties of flowers, fruits and vegetables. Ponds with exotic trees and sub-tropical foliage. Further 100 acres of pasture and woods incorporating lakes and wetlands.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN

Tel: 01726 845100

www.heligan.com

WILD FUTURES MONKEY SANCTUARY

Near Looe Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Animal Sanctuary Cornwall

Visiting Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary is one of the great things to do in Cornwall. Nestled into the side of the south Cornish coast between Looe and Seaton, the Sanctuary has been offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. This Cornwall animal Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of rescued monkeys, giving visitors an intimate insight into a working sanctuary. There is a lot to do for the whole family with activities, playground, beautiful gardens and Tree Top Cafe.

World of Model Railways

Mevagissey Cornwall

South East Cornwall

Model Railway

Indoor attraction, located near the harbour. Large model railway display with scenery and detailed landscapes. Buttons to press to make the scenery work. Accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

World of Model Railways, Meadow Street, Mevagissey, Cornwall PL26 6UL

Tel: 01726 842457

Web: www.model-railway.co.uk