There really is something for everyone in Cornwall. Whether your thing is great gardens, fairytale castles, historic Cornish fishing villages or everything in between, Trevalsa is perfectly placed to show you the best of this beautiful county.
We’ve made it super easy to plan your day with what we think are the absolute best things to do within 30 minutes drive of Trevalsa Court, and must-dos if you’re visiting us soon!
The historic fishing village of Mevagissey is just 4 minutes away in the car or a 10 minute walk down the coastal paths. The quaint streets are a must if visiting the area and it boasts some cute attractions such as an aquarium and museum. Mevagissey is renowned for its tasty ice cream, homemade fudge and, of course, freshly caught fish – perfect for indulging while on holiday. Plus, you can walk it off with a stroll back to the hotel!
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
One of the great gardens of Cornwall, Heligan is a wonder to behold. A genuine secret garden, it was lost for decades; its history consigned to overgrowth until it was uncovered and restored just over 25 years ago. Today the gardens welcome thousands of visitors a year to the eclectic mix of plants from around the world.
If you’re looking for a picturesque beach to spend the day, they don’t come much better than Pentewan. It’s a safe, sheltered beach with golden sand, plenty of great food, and lots of activities. So if you fancy an afternoon kayak or paddleboard, this is the place for you!
Charlestown is an amazingly pristine, unspoiled example of a late Georgian working port. As well as being a film location for the likes of Poldark, Alice in Wonderland and Hornblower, Charlestown also harbours a fleet of square riggers ships. There are usually at least one of these magnificent ships in the harbour at all times and they really do transport you into the past.
Caerhays Castle & Gardens
It is difficult not to be stunned when you visit Caerhays Castle and its 140 acre gardens which have been home to the Williams family for hundreds of years. A perfect addition to any Cornish holiday is a walk in the grounds and a visit to the stunning beaches and coastal paths which make up the estate. The gardens are open to the public between February and June with private tours of the castle also available.
And finally, it’s hard to compile any list of Cornish attractions without mentioning the Eden Project. Three massive Biomes house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories, serving as a backdrop to their striking contemporary gardens.