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Sanctuary Gweek. The National Seal Sanctuary, set in the picturesque Helford
Sanctuary Looe. The sanctuary has been the home to a colony of woolly monkeys
since 1964. It has worldwide recognition as the first place where this beautiful
primate has survived and bred successfully in captivity.
Wild Bird Hospital This famous hospital on the Cornish Cliffs was founded
in 1928 by the Misses Dorothy and Phyllis Yglesias. Free admission.
Wildlife Trust Founded in 1962 the trust is concerned solely with Cornwall
and dealing with all aspects of conserving the county's wildlife and habitats.
Tate Gallery St Ives (Photo left). Modern British art in a spectacular
coastal setting. This is a unique introduction to modern art, where many works
can be viewed in the surroundings and atmosphere which inspired them.
Art Gallery Free admission to contemporary art and to Falmouth Town's historic
Penlee House Gallery and
Museum Enjoy the area's unique heritage in a modern gallery and museum set
within a gracious Victorian house surrounded by an attractive park.
Art Gallery Contemporary art in a wonderful setting.
Cornwall Galleries Par. The largest gallery of contemporary arts and crafts
in Cornwall, featuring the work of artists and makers living in the UK. You can
The Saffron Gallery
St. Agnes. Specialising in traditional Cornish paintings by well known Cornish
artists. Coffee and clotted cream teas.
Gallery Newlyn. A wide range of contemporary work by local artists and craftspeople.
The Wave Falmouth.
An art gallery
and publishing company located in the main street of Falmouth housed in a regency
building overlooking the sea.
Gallery In the village of Mullion on the Lizard Peninsula with the work of
over 80 artists and craftspeople living and working on the Lizard.
Gallery St Ives. Twentieth Century British Artists, post-war abstract - especially
artists associated with the St Ives Modern Movement, and Contemporary Artists.
Ives Ceramics A permanent exhibition at a gallery purpose built to specialise
in ceramics. St Ives was the workplace of Bernard Leach.
Ives Society of Artists The society at present has forty-nine full and associate
members. Membership is by election only. They exhibit in two gallery spaces in
The New Millennium
Gallery St Ives. Opposite the Guildhall /Tourist Information Centre, the focus
is on highly abstract and innovative contemporary art work.
in West Cornwall
around the shores from Prussia Cove to Godrevy.
British Surfing Association approved surfing school based in West Cornwall.
Jubilee Pool Lido Penzance.
This Art Deco pool built in 1935 is near the promenade and the main sights of
the town. There's a cafe and a range of inflatables are available. Consult
a local tide table for swimming times, but beware the water is very cold. Tel:
(Photo left: Helen Roach).
Cornwall surfing guide Respected surfing journalist Simon Alexander gives
the benefit of his experience for those wanting to experience the Cornish waves.
we have those as well!
70 metre flume ride. Wave machine. Rapid river ride. Jacuzzis. Swimming lesson
program. Fitness suite. Sunbeds.
Maenporth Beach, Falmouth. Chef: Kevin Viner, AA Chefs Chef of the Year 1999.
Overlooking the beach, a relaxed, informal restaurant with stunning views of Falmouth
Thatched Pub and Restaurant on the River Fal. Very pretty.
Wartha Wines by the case. Good Pub Guide Pub of the Year 1999.
Steins Seafood Restaurant Padstow. A national reputation for imaginative cooking
of the very freshest fish and shellfish (Photo left).
Blue Snappa Penzance. Strongly influenced by the Pacific rim and with an emphasis
on serving local fresh food with a full range of wines and beers from around the
world plus live music.
Hole Perranporth Beach. A surfing and music bar right on the beach and great
Porthminster Beach Cafe St Ives. Right on the beach, a relaxed atmosphere
featuring a superb range of dishes using local ingredients. Work
by local artists for sale.
Branch of CAMRA
Eden Project Two giant conservatories constructed to nurture plants from the
steamy rainforests and from the warm temperate regions of the world.
Gardens One of the 'Great Gardens of Cornwall' it is rated among the 80 most
beautiful gardens in the world. 26 acres of sub tropical beauty. A wild ravine
paradise winds through huge plantations of 100 year old giant tree ferns, rhododendrons,
magnolias, camellias, palms and 2 acres of massed hydrangeas to a private beach
on the Helford River.
Gardens of Helligan The award winning garden extends to some eighty acres
of superb pleasure grounds together with a magnificent complex of walled gardens
and a huge, productive vegetable garden.
Nurseries & Garden Woodland garden adjoining large working nursery of
30 acres offering over 3000 varieties of ornamental trees, shrubs and herbaceous
plants. (Photo right shows Magnolia Caerhays Belle).
Helston. Magnificent gardens and grounds.
Garden Mawnan Smith. A valley garden of great beauty.
Gardens At the head of Fal estuary, the estate commands panoramic views over
Godolphin Estate The Lizard. Gardens, plant sales, wagon museum and teas.
Garden Nr Falmouth.
camellias, azaleas, magnificent trees all grow in this sub tropical valley. Ponds,
bamboos, gunnera and immense tree ferns abound.
Penzance. Tender species flourish in the unusually mild climate. There
is a new pond and summerhouse with fine views to St Michaels Mount.
reserves Cornwall has a wide variety of important habitats.
Castle Falmouth. The Cornish end of a chain of castles built by Henry
Michaels Mount Marazion (Photo above). A dramatic castle on top
of a rocky island that dates from the 12th century.
The Irene Jack
(Photo left). Traditional Sailing. Instruction - Charter. Traditional Seamanship.
Rallies - Cruising.
Diving An active dive centre for over 20 years and is a PADI 5 Star IDC -
providing PADI courses from beginner to Instructor.
sea angling trips Charter and individual trips from the Helford River on board
a fast Cygnus Cyclone.
They offer an introduction to diving session for new comers to the sport.
Sail In Falmouth, for sailing or motor cruising, courses that encourage
a responsible attitude to seamanship, conducted in a friendly holiday atmosphere.
Mine and Heritage Complex An authentic working mine. Preserved since 1820
- open to the public. Actually believed to be the oldest complete mine workings
Brea Mining Society Formed in 1974 with the aims of encouraging interests
in all aspects of mining, geology, and mineralogy in the South West of Britain.
Tin Mine The last working mine in West Penwith,
provides you with a unique opportunity to experience the history of this traditional
Levant Steam Engine In its tiny engine house perched on the cliff edge, the
famous engine is steaming again after sixty idle years.
Maritime Museum Falmouth.
Destined to become one of Cornwall's premier attractions.
Designed for broad appeal, with a wide range of 'hands-on' displays and an unrivalled
collection of boats - including many in active use on the water, the museum is
set in an inspirational new building on the waterfront.
Geological Museum Penzance. Get
your rocks off!
Hypatia Trust A unique collection of books and archives by and about women.
Folk Museum Extensive collection of domestic items and examples of equipment
pertaining to cottage industries.
of Submarine Telegraphy Porthcurno. The history of telegraph communications.
Cornwall Museum Truro. Permanent display on the history of Cornwall from the
Stone Age to the present day.
Music and Nightlife
for Cornwall Truro. Music and shows.
Theatre Cornwall's world famous theatre right on the edge of the cliff and
open to the stars.
Arts Centre Music and plays.
Acorn theatre. Penzance. Music, dance, theatre, comedy, film, spoken word,
kid's activities and community events.
Village Victorian Village, the Blitz exhibit, rides and events, undercover
areas, family shows, live entertainment, glorious gardens
Earth Station The largest Satellite Earth Station in the World.
End This site offers you a scrolling panoramic view of the peninsula, try
it, it's wonderful! The
Lands End tourist attraction includes: The First and Last House. Exhibitions.
Land of Greeb Farm. Craft and gifts shops. State House restaurant
spectacular sunsets are free!
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and games in Cornwall
Helford Passage and Frenchman's Creek
Coast Your guide to walking from north to south along the whole coast path.
The KernowBirds website is the site for all bird-related news for the county of
Cornwall. Charis Cottage is very close to Stithians Reservoir, a known birdwatching
Stables Wheal Buller. Specialising in novice and nervous riders. Lessons,
hacks and beach riding.
Radnor Golf and Ski Centre: Purpose built 9-hole, Par 3 links course and Tehidy
Park Golf Club: 18-hole Parkland Course, 6241 yds, SSS 71, Par 71. Also: Dry ski
slope Tel (01209) 211059.