Attractions further afield

A little further afield but still within a day trip you’ll find the following places which are well worth a visit

Natural

Explore the South Coast of Devon and Cornwall.  Here you will find some stunning coastal villages and towns including:

In Devon working from the East: Beer, Sidmouth, Exmouth, Brixham, Slapton, Teignmouth, Torquay, Paignton, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Newton Ferrers and Wembury.  

In Cornwall the following places are well worth a visit: the neighbouring villages of Kingsand and Cawsand, Polperro, Fowey, Mevagissey, St. Mawes, Falmouth, Helford, Marazion, Penzance, and Mousehole.

Historic

  • Plymouth,Britain’s ocean city, where you will find the National Marine Aquarium, the historic Mayflower Steps, the Barbican port area and the chic Royal William Yard.  There are lots of fantastic places to eat including River Cottage Canteen, Gary Rhodes dome restaurant overlooking Plymouth Sound, and Tanners in the historic heart of the city.
  • Exeter, where you can explore the Cathedral, take a walk along the river and discover the ancient Roman walls.
  • Truro, another Cathedral city with a charming town centre and riverside setting.
  • On the North coast of Cornwall you’ll find Tintagel, said by some to be King Arthur’s castle, and Padstow, a charming fishing port and home to Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant
  • Chagford, Mortonhampstead, and Widecombe in the Moor are beautiful and historic Dartmoor villages
  • On the South coast of Cornwall you’ll be able to explore the ancient fishing ports of Fowey, Polperro, Looe and Mevagissey, or travel further down towards the stunning Lizzard peninsula, Marazion  where you can  visit St. Michael’s Mount, or onward to Penzance and Mousehole
  • Take a drive along the rugged North Cornish coast road between St. Ives and St. Just where you will be able to visit one of the last Tin mines to close in Cornwall at Geevor and visit a working beam engine at Levant owned by the National Trust.

Gardens

If you love gardens then we’ve a wealth of beautiful and sub-tropical gardens to explore.  In addition to some wonderful National Trust properties we’re not too far from:

  • The Eden Project
  • The Lost Gardens of Heligan
  • Trebah

Tourist Attractions

For some man made attractions think about

  • Newquay Zoo and Newquay Sea Life Centre
  • National Seal Sanctuary at Gweek
  • National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth
  • Dairy Land in Newquay
  • Paradise Park in Hayle