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What to see in Cornwall
Cornwall is an interesting place to explore if you have a bit of time and are looking to get away. Whether you are taking your family for a quick getaway or are just wanting to explore a new area, this place is worth your time. There is plenty of variety in terms of the types of sights you can visit from the Eden project to The Museum of Witchcraft so let's take a look at some of the top sights to visit while in Cornwall.
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For those who want to experience something a bit unique, The Museum of Witchcraft offers the chance to step back in to a time where people could accuse each other of being witches. While this may not seem like a place you might normally stop, it is worth it if you are in the Boscastle, North Cornwall area. Children and adults alike will enjoy the small but intriguing museum. With 2000 plus objects and artefacts on display, you will learn about witchcraft as it was perceived in the past as well as the present. If you have a pet with you then you can bring it along as it is a pet friendly museum.
If the weather is nice why not plan a day outside and enjoy the fresh air at Tehidy Country Park. With 9 miles of footpath to stretch your legs on set among 250 acres of woodland, ponds and lakes, you can’t escape feeling immersed in nature here. Located near Camborne, this is the perfect place to relax and have a family picnic at with plenty to explore before and after your meal.
The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex located near St Austell in Cornwall. The complex includes a number of bio-domes made from hexagonal and pentagonal plastic cells fixed among steel frames which act as giant greenhouses. Here, each dome mimics a natural biome in the natural world and each dome houses plant species particular to each biome.
St. Michael’s Mount located in Marazion consists of a beautiful castle and colourful gardens. When the tide is low, you can follow the path to the castle but otherwise there is an option to jump on a local boat which will take you there. Currently, the castle is a family home, but they have opened it to the public. Make sure to bring your camera as the view from the castle is breathtaking. It offers a panoramic view of the coast, town and gardens below which gives plenty of subject matter to frame a great shot. The staff are passionate about their work and are more than willing to share the history of the area at any time.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are popular botanical gardens in Mevagissey. The most popular areas to stroll around are the kitchen gardens and buildings. If you live in the area it may be worth purchasing an annual ticket as the gardens change constantly throughout the year and never look quite the same. On the 1st of January each year, entry is free and otherwise there is a fee of £15 for individual visits.