There’s plenty to see and do whilst you’re here!
If you’ve made the trip down to Cornwall, why not stick around to see some of the sights?
Cornwall is rife with historical houses, landmarks and activities that are well worth doing. Whether you’re travelling alone, as a couple or as part of larger group there’s something here for all ages whatever your budget.
Before you make the journey down to cycle the Camel Trail, take a look at what else you could do so you can book some tours and experiences:
Unlike many other historic homes in Cornwall, Prideaux Place has remained within one family for the entirety of its near 500 year existence. Fourteen generations of Prideaux’s have lived in this Elizabethan manor and the current owner Peter Prideaux-Brune is still welcoming visitors for guided tours. Besides the extremely well preserved architecture you’ll find a stunning array of art from throughout the centuries, as well as historic collection of Teddy Bears!
Less of a tourist location and more of a coastal landmark, the men and women that man the Stepper Point lookout do so voluntarily, as a safeguard measure for those using the sea and beaches nearby. The lookout has undergone significant renovations since it was reopened in 2000, however it remains more or less the same size – just a small hut that offers its occupants a a wide perspective across the stunning Cornish coast.
Padstow Sealife Safari
Step aboard a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and explore the dramatic coastal line of Cornwall from the most advantageous angle. The trained skippers at Padstow Sealife Safari have years of experience in taking guided tours out from their base in Padstow. They can take you on a 2-hour safari on the look-out for sea-life, a 1-hour seal cave experience or a coastal tour at high speed for an hour – just don’t expect to see much wildlife whilst you’re whizzing across the surf!
Trevose Head Lighthouse
Built in 1847, this lighthouse was automated in 1995 but still cuts a striking shape on the landscape. At 27 metres tall the Trevose Head has a range of 23 miles on a clear night. Although the lighthouse is closed to visitors, the area of Trevose Head offers a particularly stunning example of Cornish landscape with 2.3 miles of coastline and 1.6 miles of coastal path to wander along. Make Trevose Head your home for the weekend and stay in one of a few cottages for hire there.
First opened in 1779, Bodmin Jail held prisoners for 150 years and oversaw 50+ hangings during this time. Since the prison’s closure in 1927 many sections of the prison complex have been left to ruin but a portion of it has been preserved as a tourist attraction and venue. Despite its macabre history, the Jail is now a celebrated location for weddings, parties and music events – take a look at their website to see if you can coordinate your visit with one of their regular events.