Tourist Attractions etc in Cornwall
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Cornwall Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of Cornwall ...

Cornwall Tourist Attractions

Quay Road, Charlestown, Cornwall, PL25 3NJ
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Opening Times: March to end October -Daily 10.00am-5.00pm (Last Admission) THE ALL WEATHER - AWARD WINNING ATTRACTION WHERE CHILDREN GO FREE! Located in a historic china clay building, visitors get an insight into the history of Charlestown and shipwrecks. The largest exhibition of artefacts recovered by divers, on private display in Europe. Walk through underground tunnels where clay trucks were pushed out to the ships in the port. Attractions include: Animated scenes of village life with a typical cottage scene of days gone by. A blacksmith in his forge. The master copper making barrels. Royal Yacht Britannia scale model. Titanic exhibition. Lord Nelson exhibition. A collection from 150 shipwrecks! A well stocked shop offers a wide range of maritime and Cornish gifts, souvenirs, cards, books, fudge, beach goods, clothing, badges, toys, confectionery and much more.
Tel: 01726 69897    Fax: 01726 69897
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Tolgus Mill, Nr. Redruth, TR16 4HN
This Year visit Cornwall's No.1 FREE entry attraction. Enjoy the Cornish Experience, we have so much to see and do. ALL activities are undercover, you can have fun whatever the weather. Wander around the largest Gold showroom in Cornwall, be amazed at the vast range of exhibits and have lots of family fun on our hands-on activities including: Panning for "real" gold, digging for buried "Pirate" treasure; even have a go in our wonderful Bear Mill! Visit Tolgus Tin mine and watch tin being processed - one of the most important industrial heritage sites in Cornwall. FREE parking, no entry fee and a fabulous licensed Cornish Restaurant and shop, we offer an experience to be remembered. Visit our website to find out what we offer, you can even print our discount vouchers prior to your visit!
Tel: 01209 218198
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blank tabTALL SHIPS TRADINGTourist Attraction
49 Church Street, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3DS
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Tall Ships Trading is a Maritime themed shop selling furniture, model boats, paintings, ceramics, gifts and nautical bric-a-brac.

Current best sellers include Globes, Custom painted furniture, Clocks & Barometers, Prints of racing yachts by Steven Dews & Tim Thompson.

Opening Times: Summer: Mon-Sat 10.00am-6.00pm. Sun 11.00am-4.00pm.

Winter: Mon-Sat 10.00am-5.00pm.

View our shop through Google just search for 'Tall Ships Trading Falmouth'.
Tel: 01326 318888See our website

blank tabTRELAWNEY GARDEN CENTRETourist Attraction
Sladesbridge, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6JA
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Part of the prestigious Garden Centre's Association. Non smoking restaurant seats 150 with full provision for disabled persons. Children welcome. Traditional carvery menu, overlooking the lake.

Awards include ''Working in Harmony, Health & Hygiene'', CORNWALL'S AWARD WINNING GARDEN CENTRE and food prepared and made by qualified chefs.

Trelawney Halt for the younger visitor, play area with a miniature replica of an old fashioned railway station and train with working signals, climbing frames, slides and much more.
Tel: 01208 893030    Fax: 01208 814798
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On the Trail of Cornwall's "Free Traders"

Frenchman's Creek - Photo © David Stowell
Frenchman's Creek -
Photo: David Stowell CCL


Daphne du Maurier used her beloved Cornwall as a backdrop for several of her novels, and the sea, and particularly smuggling, was at the heart of two of them.

While they may have been fiction, they were rooted in fact, and set in real places.

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The Helston Furry Dance

Helston - Photo © T. J.  Wright
Helston -
Photo: T. J. Wright CCL


If you visit Helston in Cornwall and ask one of the locals about the famous Furry Dance, you're likely to hear the following story: Satan, for reasons best known to himself, was flying through the air one night carrying a huge boulder with which to block the entrance to Hell.

He was spotted by a keen-eyed St Michael, and a great battle ensued, during which Satan dropped his boulder.

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