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The Heligan gardens
The Lost Gardens Of Heligan recommended garden the first wonderful gardens from the Eden project founder Tim Smit. Heligan means 'the willows' in Cornish. A ten year restoration of one of Cornwalls oldest and greatest gardens which had not been heard of for 70 years. view photos of Heligan. View a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Mount Edgcumbe
Mount Edgcumbe house and country park, Cremyll Torpoint, is jointly owned and managed by Plymouth City and Cornwall County Councils. Three 16th century Flemish tapestries hanging in Mount Edgcumbe House are to be restored. Historic buildings are to be restored at Mount Edgcumbe House. Land train plan to save Mount Edgcumbe as Plymouth tourist attraction

Levant Mine

Levant Mine home to Cornwall's oldest working beam engine. watch a film clip of Levant mine a film clip of Levant mine. Cornish mines have always been troubled by water which has to be pumped out to prevent the workings flooding. Processing and preparing tin for export. a short video of Levant mine where 31 workers died. watch a short film of the Levant 1919 mining disaster disaster a very short film of the Levant 1919 mine disaster from British Pathe. The mine is opened to the public for the first time in 84 years. view photos of the Levant mine. The Carn Brea Mining Society was formed in 1974 with the aims of encouraging interests in all aspects of mining , geology , and mineralogy in the South West of Britain. watch  archive film clips of Cornish mining. archive film clips of Cornish mining. South Crofty mine in Poole . Until 1990, Geevor mine was a working mine. Wheal Basset mine was a major producer of copper in the mid 19th century. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Wheal Basset Stamps

South Caradon Mine situated just over the parish border of St Ive parish

Caradon Mine was one of the largest copper mines in Cornwall, and one with a fascinating history. Caradon mine included in the BBC's Restoration programme. Having been abandoned for the past 100 years, £1.1 million pounds is needed in repairs to preserve the mine. Views of the Caradon mine. Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project

Archaeological activities undertaken by English Heritage

The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid Project is a bid is being prepared to place Cornwall and west Devon's historic mining landscapes on a par with such international treasures as Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China. watch   a short video of the mining heritage bid watch a short video of the mining heritage bid. The Cornwall National Mapping Programme. Cornwall's built heritage past, present and future. Cornwall's rich industrial past. Heritage bid raises tourism hope. The Heritage Lottery Fund is putting £2.7m into restoring a historic mining area in the South West. More than £5m is being spent in Cornwall conserving mine buildings and developing heritage trails.
The culture secretary Tessa Jowell has given her backing to a bid to award World Heritage status to mining landscapes in Cornwall and Devon. St Just mining project completed. The Wheal Peevor Project. Mining heritage project planned. Sunken mine equipment protected.
Cornwall Industrial Settlements Initiative

The Heartlands Project

The Heartlands Project is a community-led vision to transform Cornwall’s most derelict urban area into a truly inspirational cultural landscape. A £22m lottery grant has been given to turn former Pool mining land into a World Heritage Site and new parkland

Camborne School of Mines

Camborne School of Mines virtual museum - the Cornubian Orefield lies within a peninsula in the southwest of England. It covers the whole of Cornwall and part of Devon. the Cornwall RIGS website is all about Cornish Geology

Wheal Buller Project

Wheal Buller Project the restoration of one of the most magnificent mining count houses in Cornwall, (the mine office). The Count House of old Wheal Buller Mine is situated in the Great Flat Lode mining district near Redruth

Lizard Point from West Country Views

West Country Views photographs of Cornwall including coastal, woodland and garden photos

Cornish crosses

cornish Crosses - the most common type of Cornish cross is the wayside cross. Nearly all the crosses are round-headed. Lanteglos Crosses near Camelford. Andrew Langdon has spent 30 years researching and restoring ancient stone crosses. Project to microchip Cornish wayside crosses. St Piran's Cross. Stone Crosses in Cornwall

Saltash Cross
saltash cornish cross stands high above the Tamar River in Saltash, alongside the A38 and the Tamar Road Bridge. The Cross marks the Gateway into Cornwall for millions of visitors and is a base for exploring the historic Waterside area of Saltash. The 66ft cross, weighing around a ton, has been constructed in a hangar at Newquay airport. Artist Simon Thomas won a competition to design the lottery funded project

Standing stones

Standing Stones and ancient circles may have been of religious or political significance. view Pictures of megalithic sites and disused tin mines. historical illustrations of ancient Cornwall

the cheesewring

historic sites in cornwall ancient sites in northeast Cornwall and Penwith. The
Cheesewring and Stowe's Pound

Men an Tol

Men-An-Tol situated about 4 miles north west of Penzance. The name means 'stone of the hole'. Holed stones are often associated with burial mounds. Men Scryfa situated near to Mên-an-Tol

Rocky Valley

Rocky Valley Bossiney, Tintagel. There are stone carvings here

Wind farms

Wind Farms tranquil turbines. Three-quarters of Britons believe wind farms are necessary to help meet demand for energy. Cornwall Switch. Abandoned mine workings on the Cornish coast could be potential sources of renewable energy. watch   a short video of Steve Dawe talking about wind turbines a short video of Steve Dawe from Cornwall talking about wind turbines. View photos of Cornish wind farms. A small team of engineers in Cornwall has made a breakthrough with the development of a turbine that they claim could solve the commercial viability of tidal power. Plans have been drawn up for the biggest wind farm in Cornwall. Plans for 350ft-high wind turbines on the Lizard are recommended by planning officers. A Truro supermarket hopes to build a wind turbine in it's carpark to provide renewable energy. The Eden Project has submitted a planning application for a single 127 metre wind turbine at the northern side of its site. The Eden Project suspends it's giant turbine plan. Goonhilly wind turbine construction begins

Brunel's Royal Albert Railway Bridge

Brunel's Royal Albert Railway Bridge alongside the later Tamar bridge in Saltash. watch a 1962 British Pathe film of the Tamar bridge a 1962 British Pathe film of the Tamar bridge. View photos of the Tamar bridge. watch a 1962  film of the opening of the Tamar bridge the opening of the Tamar Bridge 1962. Brunel's railway bridge links Cornwall with the rest of Britains rail network. View pictures of the Tamar bridge. Celebrations for bridge engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Brunel memorial to be uncovered.The Royal Albert Bridge has been featured on a limited edition stamp. Saltash Brunel Festival - throughout April 2006. A new electronic toll system on the Tamar Bridge. Tamar Crossings - website for the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferries

Luxulyan Valley

Luxulyan Valley is a place of natural beauty and contains 19th century industrial remains. Cornwall Historic (Ancient and Industrial) photographs

Kit Hill

kit hill a 500 acre hilltop rising to over a thousand feet high.It was mined from medieval times right through to the First World War. Near Callington it is now a country park. The site is also an important habitat for wildlife, flora and fauna, much of which is protected by law. Cornish midsummer celebrations are held here. View photos of the hill

St Nectans Glen

St Nectans Glen near Tintagel this beautiful valley is hidden and is only accessable on foot

snow closes the Eden Project

snow in cornwall at least 1,000 people were left trapped in vehicles as the A39 on Bodmin Moor ground to a halt in November 2005. The Eden Project closed because of the heavy snow. watch a bbc news story about the snow in Cornwall a bbc news story about the snow. View wintery scenes from Cornwall. Snow causes havoc across Cornwall in February and March 2009. watch a bbc news story about the snow in Cornwall a news story about the snow

Lanhydrock house

Lanhydrock House one of the most fascinating late 19th century houses with gardens and a wooded estate in England. The magnificent long gallery with its extraordinary plaster ceiling depicting scenes from the old testament dates back to the 17th century. Pictures dating back to 1889 have been discovered at a Lanhydrock House. view photos of the house. Staff at Lanhydrock say they are overjoyed after discovering a dormouse in a nesting box at the site. A new national running craze has come to Cornwall with the county’s first parkrun launched Lanhydrock House

Prideaux Place

Prideaux Place is an Elizabethan Mansion with 40 acres of landscaped grounds. For over 400 years it has been the home of the Prideaux-Brune family. There is a 9th century Celtic cross, a grotto and you can get married here. An amateur archaeologist has uncovered a well at Prideaux Place which is thought could be linked to St Petroc. watch a BBC news story about the well a BBC news story about the well

The Bude Canal - the canal was conceived originally to carry the chemically rich Bude sea sand to poor inland soils. Bude's canal celebrations revived. Plans for the multi-million pound regeneration of Bude canal. The canal is now undergoing the £4.4m regeneration work

Bodrifty Iron Age Settlement - (600 BC - AD 43) the first of its kind in Cornwall to be excavated. Located in the Penwith District of West Cornwall. Their is a reconstruction of an iron age round house




Cornwall's Major Gardens
gardens of cornwall find a garden. Major Gardens in Cornwall an alphabetical listing of Cornwall's gardens. National Trust Gardens in Cornwall. Pictures of gardens in Cornwall. A magnolia tree in west Cornwall has been named the largest in the country by the Tree Registry. watch a short video about cornwall's 'super weeds' watch a short video about cornwall's 'super weeds'. view Cornish Garden Photos. Gardens win international praise. Gardens open early for spring in Cornwall 2005. Cornwall Festival of Spring Gardens March 1 - 31 May 2005. Private gardens of Cornwall. Mary Newmans cottage in Saltash is an example of 15th century domestic architecture. It overlooks Brunel's famous Royal Albert Bridge and has spectacular views down the Tamar estuary to Plymouth. Local legend says that this was the childhood home of Mary Newman the first wife of Sir Francis Drake. The cottage has received £48,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create an Elizabethan garden complete with traditional varieties of herbs, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Great Gardens of Cornwall

Cornish hedges

Cornish Hedges - a stone-faced earth hedgebank with bushes or trees growing along the top.There are nearly 30,000 miles of hedges in Cornwall. watch a short video about a Cornish hedging a short video about a Cornish hedging. The Guild of Cornish Hedgers. Council investigates Illegal destruction of Cornish hedges. Charities Plantlife and the Cornwall Wildlife Trust have been clearing scrub from Treworder Woods near Wadebridge to protect the St John's Wort plant. Cornwall's tree project

Helford voluntary marine conservation

Helford VMCA Helford Voluntary Marine Conservation Area. Work has started on digging through flood defences by the River Camel to restore a wetland a news story a news story about the wetland from the BBC

Probus gardens

Probus Gardens near Truro made by the County Council in 1969 as a demonstration garden

Trewithen gardens

Trewithen Gardens woodland garden near Truro. Trewithen means 'house of the trees'. The Old Mill Herbary Bodmin


Barbara Hepworth sculpture

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is the artists former studio in St Ives and is now run by the Tate Gallery. watch  Barbara Hepworth in her garden from British Pathe a British Pathe short film of Barbara Hepworth in her garden. A new audio-description for visually impaired visitors to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Chyverton Gardens

Chyverton Gardens in Zelah near Truro a collection of tree's and shrubs accompanied by a Georgian landscape

Trevarno Estate And Gardens And National Museum Of Gardening

Trevarno Estate And Gardens And National Museum Of Gardening in Sithney near Helston. The history of these gardens dates back to 1246 when Randolphus de Trevano first gave the estate his name. The museum houses Britain’s largest and most comprehensive collection of gardening tools, implements, requisites, memorabilia and ephemera. You can get married here. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of The Trevarno Estate

Trelowarren Manor is a historical Cornish Manor House and 1,000 acre estate leading down to the Helford river. watch a short film about Trelowarren manor watch a small film about Trelowarren

Godolphin gardens

Cornish Gardens Directory there are over seventy gardens in Cornwall open to the public. watch  a short film of bamboo growing in Cornwall a short 1950 British Pathe film of a plantation of bamboo growing in Cornwall. A campaign's been launched to save a unique Cornish cottage which was once the home of Victorian plant hunter Thomas Lobb

Abbey garden Tresco

Abbey Garden on the island of Tresco part of the Isle's Of Scilly. There are statues in the garden and the garden contains over 20,000 exotic plants

The Tristan stone just outside fowey

The Tristan Stone just outside Fowey, an inscribed burial stone of Tristan son or nephew of King Mark of Cornwall. A 150-year-old milestone stolen from Cornwall 10 years ago has been returned

Meyn Mamvro,   magazine  of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall

Meyn Mamvro magazine of ancient stones and sacred sites in Cornwall. Trenuggo Menhir standing stone. King Doniert’s Stone is one of two ancient carved stones which stand together

Boskednanon stone circle

Nine Maidens Stone Circle also known as the Boskednanon stone circle on the northern fringe of Madron between Ding Dong Mine and the craggy Carn Galver. Three of the stones at the Nine Maidens circle at Madron near Penzance have have fallen over and will be re-erected. A joint project between the environment and heritage service of Cornwall County Council, DEFRA and the Nine Maidens Commoners is underway to restore and repair this historic site.

St Breock Downs Monolith is 3 1/2 miles south West of Wadebridge and is Cornwall's largest and heaviest prehistoric monolith

Trelissick garden near Truro

Trelissick Gardens and estate in Feock near Truro renowned for its position at the head of the Carrick Roads. Wonderful views towards the Fal Estuary. A landing stage is being built for visitors to the Trelissick gardens. watch a short film about Trelissick gardens a small film about Trelissick gardens

china clay quarry in Cornwall

china clay quarries the first discovery of china clay in Cornwall was made by william cookworthy in 1746. watch a 1964 short film from British Pathe of the china clay pits a 1964 short film from British Pathe of the Cornish china clay pits. watch a video of the china clay pits an early film of men working in the china clay pits. from British Pathe. The Clay Trails of Cornwall. Aerial photos of China Clay Quarries. Par and China Clay Railways in Cornwall. Clay firm destroys poet's house. Plans to cut 800 jobs in the china clay industry in Devon and Cornwall. watch a bbc news story about the plans to cut jobs in the clay industry in Cornwall a BBC news story about the plans to cut jobs in the clay industry in Cornwall. watch  bbc news stories about the  clay industry in Cornwall more news stories about the Cornwall clay industry. Plans to redevelop Cornwall china clay country into an eco town

whitsand beach

Cornish Beaches - recommended beaches in Cornwall. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Cornwall beaches. View photographs of Cornish beaches. Dog free beaches in Cornwall. Council considers beach dog ban. Bye-laws which ban dogs from 58 beaches in Cornwall come into force on Easter Sunday until the end of October 2006. Volunteers clean Cornish beaches. Praa Sands. West Cornwall beaches. Poldark beaches and coves. Greenest beach cafe in Newquay. Beaches in Cornwall with disabled facilities. North Cornwall beaches. A ban on anyone using Daymer Bay, near Rock in north Cornwall, at night will run from 1 July to the end of August 2005 to try to stop anti-social behaviour. Mass rescue from Perranporth north Cornwall as a freak rip tide hits the beach. Three beaches in Cornwall are to have specially designed wheelchairs which can be pushed on sand from summer 2006. Surfers clean up beach rubbish. Coast bbc tv series about the British coastline and featuring Cornwall and the Isles of scilly. 'Right to roam' England's beaches. Police Community Support Officers who are also lifeguards will patrol Fistral and Perranporth throughout the summer. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story about the officers. Jellyfish warning to beachgoers. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story about the jellyfish. £7m worth of Colombian cocaine has washed up on Cornish beaches. watch a BBC news story a news story about the suspected cocaine find. view an interactive 360 degree panorama of some of the beaches in Cornwall.
A French love letter and a lock of hair have been discovered in a bottle washed up on a Cornish beach

Carlyon Bay

Carlyon Bay St Austell. Planning permission to build 511 holiday homes at Carlyon Bay was granted in 1991 and renewed in 1996. watch a BBC news story about the development at Carlyon Bay a 2003 BBC news story about the development. About 400 people joined a protest against the proposed luxury development at Carlyon Bay. A public inquiry was held into developer Ampersand's plans for an upgraded sea wall to protect the development. Carlyon Bay Watch this site is a resource to raise awareness of the issues surrounding the development on the beach at Carlyon Bay. The Beach at Carlyon Bay Development real pictures of what's happening by Keith Martin. Concrete Cornwall' s Coast from CornwallNews. Plans for Carlyon Bay development "encouraging" says Matthew Taylor MP. A sea wall to protect the resort will not now be built after the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has blocked the move

Lamorna Cove

Lamorna is an attractive rocky cove. Lamorna harbour was established for the export of granite. View photos of Lamorna cove

Talland Bay

Talland Bay lies midway between Looe and Polperro in South East Cornwall. View photos of Talland Bay. Three rural phone boxes in south east Cornwall have been saved after a campaign by local people

Lizard Peninsula

Lizard Peninsula - the peninsula is unique, almost surrounded by the sea. A network of small communities it has been designated an area of outstanding beauty. Basking sharks, which have come to feed on plankton, are seen off the Lizard in Cornwall. The Helford river is recognised for its scenic beauty and biological importance. A curled octopus said to be the largest octopus of its kind found in the sea off Britain, was caught accidentally by a fisherman in a crab pot off the Lizard


St Michael's mount
St Michael's Mount a rocky island crowned by a medieval castle and church. The castle was a former Benedictine priory now the home to Lord St. Levan, the family name being St. Aubyn. The mount is linked to the mainland by a granite causeway. In 1954 the St Aubyn family went into partnership with the National Trust and and the castle and its grounds were opened to the public. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Marazion and St Michael's Mount. watch a 1949 British Pathe film clip of  St Michael's Mount a short 1949 British Pathe film of St Michael's Mount. View photos of the mount

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is a major new attraction in West Cornwall. In a beautiful sheltered valley, the woods, stream and dramatic vistas provide a perfect setting for large scale exotic and sub-tropical planting. Interwoven with this there is also an evolving programme of high quality contemporary art installations

Tintagel castle
Tintagel Castlerecommended castle are the remains of a 13th century castle set on the North Cornwall Atlantic coast. watch a 1937 small film from British Pathe of Tintagel castle a 1937 small film of Tintagel from British Pathe. view photos of the castle. The castle is associated with the legend of King Arthur and Merlin. Tintagel Excavations 1998. King Arthur's last battle

king arthur's hall

king arthur's hall is a rectangular henge near the village of St Breward

South West Coast Path

South West Coast Path recommended garden 630 miles of coastal path passing through Cornwall. The path is Britain's longest National Trail, running from Minehead in Somerset to South Haven Point near Poole Dorset. View photographs of the path. Picture postcard views of The South West Coast Path by A.H. Hawke of Helston

Trebah gardens

Trebah Gardens 26-acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world, situated on the Helford river. A new ferry service is starting soon to take visiters to Trebah and Glendurgan garden. view a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of Trebah gardens. A lost jungle is found at Trebah gardens


Tregothnan garden is the largest historic garden in Cornwall. Tregothnan estate near Truro is growing tea. One of the kitchen gardens has been made into a trial plantation and there are plans to have 20 acres under cultivation in the next few years. Cornish tea planter Jonathon Jones, head gardener at Tregothnan deals with fortnum. A rare Wollemi pine finds new home at Tregothnan

Glendurgan gardens

Glendurgan Gardens is one of the great sub-tropical gardens of the South West set above the Helford River. Rare flowers bloom after 30 years in the garden. Staff at the gardens have been waiting nearly 30 years for the Mexican Agave plant to flower. Tregrehan gardens - mid 19th century gardens and pleasure grounds designed by W A Nesfield together with significant 19th and 20th century plant collections


Cotehele riverside estate that was the home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. Built between 1485 and 1627. There is no electric light so visitors should avoid dull days early and late in the season. Gardeners at Cotehele are preparing to start 10 days of work to create the largest Christmas garland to adorn a National Trust property. Photos of Cotehele from Northmead Online. Objectors sink plan for wetland wildlife site. The National Trust has put back its Daffodil Week at Cotehele because of the absence of flowering daffodils

Gwennap pit

Gwennap Pit is a grassy open air amphitheatre which may be a sunken floor of a filled up mine. John Wesley first visited the pit in 1762. view Gwennap Pit. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Gwennap Pit

Huers Hut it overlookes the Towan beach in Newquay and was used as a lookout for pilchard shoals. view a picture of Huers Hut from Cornwall Cam. Protestors call for Newquay Huer's Hut repairs

Chysauster ancient village

Chysauster Ancient Village a non fortified village which was inhabited from about 100BC until the 3rd century AD. The site is just outside Penzance. The Cornwall Archaeological Society. Cornish Archaeology - Annual Journal Volume 25 1986. The Highways Agency has said it is committed to protecting historic landscapes.The discovery of what are believed to be the remains of a stone age settlement on the A30 in Cornwall. The Highways Agency has allowed the archaeologists access to the site ahead of the road dualling next to Goss Moor . A collection of rare Bronze Age axe heads discovered in Cornwall has gone on display in Truro after a campaign to keep the relics in the county

Carn Gluze

Carn Gluze is an entrance grave which is known locally as Carn Gloose

The Hurlers

The Hurlers stone circles located on Bodmin moor. Legend says that men 'hurling the ball' on the Sabbath were turned to stone. Astronomers in Cornwall said they believed they had discovered the reason for The Hurlers stone circle on Bodmin Moor .watch a  BBC news story about the stones a BBC news story about the stones. Tregiffian Barrow burial chamber near the Merry Maidens


Quoits - there are a number of Neolithic quoits in the west of Cornwall. Zennor quiot. 2 miles from Madron. Lanyon quoit near to the village of Madron. Trethevy Quoit near Liskeard

Carn Brea

Carn Brea is the most prominent landmark of west Cornwall, rising some 750 feet behind the ancient mining towns of Camborne and Redruth. Famous for its castle and monument. view photos of Carn Brea. view an interactive 360 degree panorama of Carn Brea

Chapel Carn Brea

Chapel Carn Brea hill near St. Just is an important landmark surrounded by burial monuments. Chapel Carn Brea Chambered Tomb. In the medieval period a hermitage and chapel stood here giving the hill it's name. Burial chamber goes on sale

Pine Lodge Gardens near St Austell

Pine Lodge Gardens 30 acre estate at Cuddra near St Austell which consists of a number of different gardens. It has the largest collection of plants in any garden in the South West

Pencarrow House and gardens

Pencarrow House And Gardens famous Georgian house with 50 acres of Grade Listed gardens with a lake and ice house


Boconnoc house in the Boconnoc parish near Lostwithiel. The house has a picturesque park created in 1780 by Thomas Pitt otherwise known as 'Diamond Pitt', and surrounds the recently restored lake and Golden Jubilee walk. Three miles east of Lostwithiel, Boconnoc can trace its history back to the Normans and played a significant role in the Civil War as recounted in the Daphne du Maurier novel 'The King's General'. The Battle of Braddock Down 19th January 1643 was fought near Boconnoc. 'My Cousin Rachel' by Daphne Du Maurier was staged in the grounds of Boconnoc. The Liskeard Steam and Vintage Club - Boconnoc Steam Fair will be held on July 20th to the 22nd 2007

Trengwainton gardens

Trengwainton gardens sheltered garden with an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs, near Penzance and overlooking Mount's Bay and the Lizard Peninsula

golitha falls photographed by Tony Howell

Golitha Falls on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor it was first mentioned in the Doomsday book. View photos of Golitha Falls. Kennall Vale nature reserve is a picturesque woodland with rich undergrowth and open glades. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Kennal Vale Nature Reserve

Tamar Valley

Tamar Valley an area rich in beauty and history has formed the border between Cornwall and Devon. The valley is marked by four ancient towns, Launceston, Tavistock, Callington and Saltash. Petition over valley flood plans. Tamar Valley tourism

Bedruthan steps

Bedruthan steps pillars of detached cliff rise from Beddruthan beach a few miles east of Newquay. View photos of the steps. The National Trust has become the new owner of St Agnes Head and nearby Trevellas Coombe. view a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of the Bedruthan Steps

Minack theatre

Minack Theatre recommended theatre open air theatre and visiter centre built into the cliffs by Rowena Cade in Porthcurno. View the beach at Porthcurno. watch a 1955 British Pathe film clip of the Minack a 1955 British Pathe film clip of the Minack. Porthcurno is in the Parish of St Levan and lies only 7 miles from Penzance. view photos of the theatre. Paul's Minack Gallery

Antony House Torpoint

antony house is an early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and gardens in Torpoint Cornwall. The house was home to the Carew family for 600 years. Antony House overlooks the Lynher River and the gardens were landscaped by the Georgian garden designer Humphrey Repton. view photos of Antony House


Eden Project
The Eden Project is a spectacular global botanical garden and education centre set within a former china clay quarry overlooking St Austell bay.How to get to the Eden project. watch a 1964 short film from British Pathe of the china clay pits a 1964 short film from British Pathe of Cornish china clay pits. The discovery of china clay deposits in Cornwall was made in 1755 by William Cookworthy. The Eden Project comprises of plant biomes designed to represent climates found around the world. The Eden Project was opened in 2001 and was created and founded by Tim Smit. Also created by Tim Smit are the wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall. watch   an interview with Tim Smit at the Eden Project an interview with Tim Smit at the Eden Project. Eden is visited by nearly 2 million people a year. Adam and Eve return to Eden. View photographs of The Eden Project. watch a  film clip of the Eden Project a film clip of the Eden Project. The Eden Project which received £53m from the National Lottery will turn a lake into an ice rink for the first ever National Lottery Day. Eden's £12m education plans. A massive wristband for Eden biome. Eden gets ready for Live 8 show. Artists from across Africa performed. Senegalese star Youssou N'Dour said it was Live 8's most important concert. New education building at Cornwall's Eden Project inspired by the shape of the head of a sunflower. Plans have been unveiled to build a third biome and an underground museum at the Eden Project. watch a little video about domes a video about domes. view a 360 degree fullscreen interactive panorama of the Eden Project. A 70-tonne sculpture of a seed has arrived at Cornwall's Eden Project. watch a BBC news story a BBC news story about the sculpture. Environmentally friendly games are created by Devon students for the Eden Project's website. The Eden Project becomes paperless

plen-an-gwary medieval open-air theatre in St Just-in-Penwith is one of the oldest working theatres in Britain. Plen-an-Gwary’ means ’ ‘place of the play’. When the site went up for sale the Penwith District Council purchased the site in order to give the town a chance to raise the money to secure it in perpetuity. To buy the site the Trust needs as much support as possible from across the country. They have a target to raise a minimum of £30,000 in 2008

Dozmary pool

Dozmary Pool is a small lake on Bodmin moor, well known as the receiver of the sword excalibur just before King Arthur's death

lighthouses around the Cornish coast

Lighthouses around the Cornish coast. Godrevy lighthouse. History of the Godrevy lighthouse. View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Godrevy lighthouse. watch a short film clip of Cornwalls last manned lighthouse. a short film clip of Cornwalls last manned lighthouse. view photos of Godrevy.View an interactive 360 degree panorama of Godrevy lighthouse The future of Cornwall's working lighthouses could be under threat. Proposals to move the National Lighthouse Museum from Penzance to Plymouth. view photos of St. Anthony lighthouse

Bodmin Moor

Bodmin Moor the moor is dominated by dramatic tors, first farmed over 4000 years ago by bronze age settlers. Famous for sightings of the 'beast' on the moor. Places of interest. View photos of Bodmin moor. The Best of Bodmin Moor promoting the hidden heart of Cornwall. BBC Radio Cornwall out on the road. Voices Project, including a series of programmes from Bodmin Moor. Blisland Boundary stone project a local heritage project in Cornwall finishes recording ancient boundary stones across Bodmin Moor. is a website about the rich and diverse wildlife, history & archaeology of the village of Temple and its church. Temple is a hamlet situated towards the western edge of Bodmin Moor. New Henge unearthed at A30 roadworks near Bodmin.
Bodmin Moor bid for international 'dark sky' status

Save Penwith moors

save penwith moors website is dedicated to stopping the fencing in, control, management and grazing of the moorlands of West Penwith. Penwith Access and Rights Of Way

Madron well

Madron Well one of the best known and heavily visited Cornish holy wells. Menacuddle well near St Austell. watch a solo violin performance filmed at Madron Well a solo violin performance filmed at Madron Well

Tregaminion Holy Well

Tregaminion Holy Well is an ancient and sacred place and for many years completely neglected. Cubert well near Holywell bay.

Fairy well, Lelant

Cornish Wells many of the Cornish saints are commemorated by Holy Wells. Davidstow well on Bodmin moor. Fairy well Lelant. Cornish Holy Wells by Dorn Turner. view photos of holy wells. An amateur archaeologist has uncovered a well in Cornwall which is thought could be linked to St Petroc. watch a BBC news story about the well a BBC news story about the well

Alsia well

The Holy Wells Of West Penwith the area of West Penwith has a number of Holy Wells. Alsia well near St Buryan

Cornwall's archaeological heritage

Cornwall's archaeological heritage is a field guide to accessible sites. Flying Through Cornwall's Past is the culmination of a twelve year project mapping archaeological and historical sites visible on aerial photos in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. A team of archaeologists has found a Roman fort dating from the 1st Century AD in fields in Cornwall. The Cornwall landscape still bears the character of communities from the distant past. An amateur archaeologist has helped identify a site in mid-Cornwall as a Roman fort. Archaeologists in Cornwall hope for tomb discoveries among Neolithic stones

Chun Castle

Chun Castle hill fort stands near the old St Just-St Ives road across the moors in Morvah. Constructed during the third century consisted of two concentric granit walls with rock cut ditches. Castle Dore an iron age hillfort in the parish of Golant also called St Sampson. In the parish of Breage is a hillfort called Castle Pencaire. A cliff castle is sited on Chynalls Point Coverack in the parish of St Kevern. Lankidden Cliff Castle is west of Coverack

Dupath well,  Callington

Cornwall Heritage Trust is an organisation which protects Cornwall's ancient landmarks. Sites owned by Cornwall Heritage Trust are trevanion Culverhouse a dovecote on the outskirts of Wadebridge. Castle an Dinas an iron age celtic fort. Sancreed Beacon a beautiful stretch of natural moorland and Treffry Viaduct built between 1839 and 1842 by its owner Joseph Thomas Treffry. The Trust also manages and protects Cornwall's ancient landmarks for English Heritage.

Carn Euny

Carn Euny prehistoric village was established in the iron age. The site was discovered during prospecting for tin in the early 19th century. A poem inspired by Carn Euny by Ann Alexander. Halliggye Fogou in the parish of Mawgan in Meneage. Chapel Euny Well. The three wells walk

The Merry Maidens

The Merry Maidens the legend of the stone circle is that maidens were dancing on the Sabbath and turned to stone. The Pipers in a field near to the maidens Boscawen-un stone circle hidden by gorse in St. Just. Tregeseal stone circle. Craddock Moor stone circle in the parish of St Cleer. Fernacre stone circle near St. Breward

Lamorran House gardens

Lamorran House Gardens in St Mawes situated on the Roseland Peninsula. The intention was to create an intimate garden in the mould of the Mediterranean gardens

roche Rock

Roche Rock is a granit outcrop. Built into the rock are the remains of a 14th century chapel and hermits cell. Used as a location in the Omen film, The Final Conflict. Images of the rock

Prussia Cove

prussia cove is famous for smuggling. Prussia Cove was named after the famous smuggler John Carter nickamed 'The King of Prussia'. Prussia Cove is in the parish of Perranuthnoe. John Carter was caught and hanged in 1807. Photos of Prussia Cove. Photos of Bessy cove, part of Prussia cove. Prussia Cove was used as Nampara Cove in the Poldark TV series

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove a beauty spot two miles north of Lizard Point. watch a short film of Kynance Cove from British Pathe a short film of Kynance Cove from British Pathe. A set of environmentally friendly toilets at Kynance Cove have won an award

Cape Cornwall by  Tony Howell

Cape Cornwall this headland is England's only Cape, it lies on the coast to the west of St. Just. Pictures of Cape Cornwall. More views of the Cape. Cape Cornwall mine. Priest`s Cove. view a slide show of Cape Cornwall

Roseland Peninsula

Roseland Peninsula where the river meets the sea, the peninsula runs almost due south from Tregony. On its western side it flanks the River Fal and the estuary called Carrick Roads. view pictures of the Roseland. Tregony is Known as the gateway to the Roseland Peninsula. Two Roman urns are discovered in the grounds of a retirement village being built in Tregony

Lands End

Lands End Britain's most famous landmark is the most westerly point on the British mainland. View photos of Lands End. A German artist has created a series of sculptures from Cornish granite which are on display along the stretch of the A30 from Sennen to Land's End. Walk from Penzance to Land's End




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