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Places to visit

Whichever part of the county you’re in, you’re never far from a fantastic attraction to visit. The Eden Project near St Austell is Cornwall’s most popular attraction and in 2018 saw its ten millionth visitor pass through the door. Containing the world’s biggest greenhouse and the world’s largest indoor rainforest, the Eden Project is home to millions of plants. The dramatic gardens are housed in huge biomes spanning a crater the size of 30 football pitches.

Just a few miles away from Eden, near the working fishing village of Mevagissey are the Lost Gardens of Heligan, a stunning reclaimed estate. Lost in the brambles since World War One, the gardens were rediscovered in 1990 and today to 200 acre site are a paradise for explorers and wildlife lovers.

For the young ones, there is nothing better than a day out at Flambards Theme Park. Located in Helston in the west of Cornwall, Flambards has a number of rides for thrill-seekers of all ages as well as a Victorian model village and an indoor attraction based on Britain In The Blitz. Camel Creek Adventure Park, based near Wadebridge is another fantastic family theme park for all ages.

There are also over 20 National Trust sites in Cornwall, including the stunning Lanhydrock Estate and Trellisick House. For a full list of National Trust sites in the county, click here.

Check out Visit Cornwall for an in-depth guide to Cornwall’s best attractions.