National Maritime Museum
The Museum to have fun in whatever the weather!
More than just a Museum about boats, explore the stories of the people who used these vessels and the adventures they had in them.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2013 the multi-award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall has 15 galleries, over five floors beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation. Winner of Large Attraction of the Year at the 2012 Cornwall Tourism Awards, the Museum features a number of stunning exhibitions dedicated to the sea, boats and Cornwall.
With hands-on activities, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions, there’s so much happening, don’t miss your chance for a visit. The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is the Museum to have fun in whatever the weather.
For a great value day out in Cornwall
This is one of the finest of the mighty fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend the country against invasion. The castle has seen action in many conflicts and was one of the last royalist strongholds to fall during the English Civil War. Visitors can transport themselves back to Tudor times and right through the First and Second World Wars in a packed day out.
Once you have explored the many displays and exhibits, take some time to enjoy the extensive grounds and the spectacular sea views. Or you can relax in the tearoom or courtyard seating area and enjoy one of the famous homity pies, made to a genuine Second World War recipe, or a traditional cream tea.
The Princess Pavilion
More than just music to your ears…
The Princess Pavilion is a charming entertainment venue nestled beside the historical gardens of Gyllyngdune providing live music, comedy, theatre, arts and crafts, exhibitions and festivals and some big names too.
Find out what’s on during your stay and if you’d like any help booking tickets, please let us know.
The South West Coast Path
The Walk of a Lifetime.
The South West Coast Path National Trail is one of the top walks to be found anywhere in the world.
Where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational and every day walking it brings stunning new experiences.
Whether you are looking for an afternoon stroll to take you to a beauty spot, or to embark on the challenge of hiking their entire route from Somerset’s Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset, or something in between, you’ve come to the right place. On this website you’ll find all the information you need to plan your trip, and lots more beside.