There are plenty of places to see and visit in Cornwall. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Cornwall is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions in Cornwall

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    Land's End

    Hiking Highlight

    The most westerly point of England offers a stunning scenery and a perfect spot for hikes, for instance along the heritage trail.

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    St Ives

    Hiking Highlight

    The picturesque fishing harbour and seaside town of St Ives is a real gem on the Cornish coastline. With distinctive cobbled streets—lined with independent shops, traditional eateries, and fisherman’s cottages—as …

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    Kynance Cove

    Hiking Highlight

    One of my favorite places in Cornwall is Kynance Cove. Either by car or (much nicer) on a very beautiful cliff walk from Lizard to Keynance Cove and back (about …

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    St Michael's Mount

    Hiking Highlight

    St Michael’s Mount is a great place to visit on a trip to Cornwall. Just be aware that the entry cost is a rather steep at £10 per person and …

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    Lizard Point

    Hiking Highlight

    Lizard Point is the southerly most tip of Britain. A mild maritime climate and unique geology give Lizard peninsula has a distinctive character and make it ideal for rare and …

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    Tintagel Castle

    Hiking Highlight

    The medieval fortification has been linked to Arthurian legends since Geoffrey of Monmouth mentioned it as the place of Arthur's conception. Best viewed on sunny days it offers breathtaking views …

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    Padstow

    Hiking Highlight

    Padstow is a charming fishing town and harbour that is rich in history and heritage. Whilst it can get busy, it is for good reason as the picturesque town has …

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    Mevagissey

    Hiking Highlight

    In the narrow streets of Mevagissey you will find myriad shops, workshops, galleries, cafes and pubs, as well as old many old buildings made of cob and slate. There are …

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    Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps comprise an iconic stretch of coastline synonymous with shipwrecks and smugglers. The granite rocks that are dotted across the beach are stepping stones for the Giant …

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    Lizard Point

    Hiking Highlight

    At Lizard Point there is a National Trust point with game viewing, several cafes and small shops also at the lighthouse. Of course there is also a magnificent view.

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    Minack Theatre

    Hiking Highlight

    The open air theatre is listed as one of the world's most spectacular theatres. Constructed on a rock jutting into the sea, it is a truly remarkable backdrop to the …

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    Bodmin Moor

    Hiking Highlight

    Off the beaten track and still on the way. So you could describe a tour in Bodwin Moor. A rewarding round leads from Minion coming past the stone rings, up …

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    Mousehole

    Hiking Highlight

    The fishing village of Mousehole has narrow, bustling streets filled with small shops, galleries, restaurants, and cottages built from finely grained Lamorna granite. Dylan Thomas described the village as the …

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    Cornwall Coast Path

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The most beautiful views you will ever have! Amazing cliff formations and narrow rocky paths - so bring good shoes and since there is no shade - water and sunscreen!

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    Penzance

    Hiking Highlight

    The coastal resort of Penzance has a faded-glamour that feels really authentic. Renowned for great weather and plenty of British beach holiday nostalgia, the town has plenty to see, do and explore.

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    Cape Cornwall

    Hiking Highlight

    A narrow headland and lookout point. It is located about 6.7 kilometers north of the Land's End near St Just in Penwith.
    The Atlantic Ocean is divided into several bodies …

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    Camel Trail - Cornwall

    Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)

    This is a hugely popular route along the river Camel. Bicycles can be hired in Wadebridge and the route is very flat with most of it being tarmac cycle tracks.It …

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    Geevor Tin Mine

    Hiking Highlight

    The "Geevor Tin Mine" looks like a ghost town. Until 20 years ago, tin and copper were mined here, which gave the Cornwall region a lot of wealth and jobs. …

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    The jungle

    The Lost Gardens of Heligan is one of the most famous gardens in England. It is located eight kilometers south of St Austell near Mevagissey in Cornwall. Originally …

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    Cape Cornwall

    Hiking Highlight

    The distinctive headland of Cape Cornwall meets the ocean at the point where the Atlantic currents split and flow south up the English Channel or north into the Bristol Channel …

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