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12 Cornish attractions you have to see

You’ll be stuck for choice with witchcraft, castles, museums and more to enjoy during your holiday in Cornwall.

You know about the beaches, you know about the restaurants, the ice-cream, cream teas and the coastal walks, but do you know about the less known attractions below?

You’ll want to add these to your Cornwall holiday itinerary this year.

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Museum of Witchcraft, Boscastle
Home to the world’s largest collection of witchcraft artefacts and memorabilia, this compact museum in Boscastle holds a treasure trove of trinkets.

Lanydrock House, Bodmin
See inside this magnificent late Victorian country house, from the ‘below stairs’ life of the servants to the grand comforts of upstairs living.

The Hidden Valley, Launceston
From the hidden passageways and secret doors of the forbidden mansion to the mystery and intrigue of the Indiana Jones Trail, this attraction is a must-see for all adventurers.

Lizard Lighthouse
See displays from the lighthouse’s long history in the exhibition and take a closer look at the renovated engine room.

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
The fascinating world of the sea comes to life at this interactive and engaging attraction, which includes an underwater lookout room and loads of fun and games all year-round.

Tate, St Ives
Perched on the side of the cliff overlooking the beautiful white sands of St Ives, the Tate is a cultural treat for the senses.

Tintagel Castle, north coast
Travel back to the 12th Century to discover the legend of King Arthur and the Dark Age settlement where Cornish rulers lived and traded.

St Michael’s Mount
Cross the causeway on foot at low tide or take the little boat across the waters to the sub-tropical gardens leading to the historic castle on the mount.

Geevor Tin Mine, Penzance
See for yourself the locations used in the 2015 BBC TV series Poldark, learn all about Cornwall’s rich mining history and go underground to experience it for yourself.

Mên-an-Tol
Experience the magic and atmosphere of this small formation of granite standing stones in the far West of Cornwall. Park up and walk the ten minutes from the road to discover the stones.

Bodmin Jail
This historic jail is spread over six floors – look back at the hard life of a convict over the centuries, and uncover the secrets of one of the country’s oldest jails.

The Minack Theatre, Penzance
Cornwall’s famous open-air theatre, presenting drama, musicals and opera in one of the most dramatic settings in the world, is also home to colourful sub-tropical gardens.

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