From its pristine hideaway coves and wild moors to pea-green fields that slip into the true-blue sea, Cornwall is undoubtedly one of the most popular destinations to visit in the UK. The north coast of this peninsular destination is lined with towering cliffs and is known for surfing. On the south side, which is popularly known as the Cornish Riviera, there are plenty of picturesque harbor villages. Filled with some of the best spa hotels, Cornwall also has plenty of thrilling activities waiting for you to try out. Here are a few of them.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is a magnificent botanic garden with a rich history and a wide variety of plants worth admiring. About thirty years ago, the historic gardens were lost and hidden from the public. In 1990, they were rediscovered and restored to their former glory. This real-life Secret Garden is filled with many wonderful, fantastical, and truly whimsical surprises, like giants hiding under moss carpets, mud-maids swimming in the rain, and enormous towers of flowers bursting with color.
Overlooking the Atlantic, the marvelous Minack Theatre is a must-see experience for any visitor to Cornwall. Rowena Cade is the eccentric owner who carved this unusual amphitheater into the cliff face and turned it into a place for local theatre groups to gather and perform. From Shakespeare acting troupes to comedians and poets, you will be able to watch some exciting live performances here.
This is one museum that will truly take your breath away. Located in St Ives, this quiet and shady garden is filled with fantastic works of art by sculptor Barbara Hepworth. The Cornish cottage was where the modernist pioneer spend the last decades of her life. After her death, her garden studio was preserved just as she left it, even with the scattered carving tools and clay-spattered aprons. It is truly a wonderful museum worth visiting.
Taking in Malpas, the Trelissick Estate and St Mawes, the ferry trip from Truro to Falmouth is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful boat trips you will take in the UK or maybe even the world. You will also be able to enjoy the beauty of the harbors, and the tranquil waters of the Fal River from the comfort of traditional and modern boats.
If you are a fan of the Middle Ages, then the ruins of King Arthur’s Cornish retreat will be a wonderful place for you to visit. Located on Cornwall’s beautiful north coast and overlooking the North Atlantic, you will reach the clifftop ruins of Tintagel Castle by crossing across a 58m-high (190ft) iconic new suspension bridge.
About 490 meters long and suspended 50 meters above a flooded quarry, the zip wire at Adrenalin Quarry is the perfect spot for the thrill-seekers. The quarry is located at a stunning spot near Menheniot in Liskeard. Apart from the zip-wire, there are also plenty of other thrilling activities including trying out a giant clifftop swing, axe throwing, coasteering in the lake, and camping out in the woods under the stars.
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