This beautiful area of Cornwall is credited with having one of the most spectacular coastlines in England. The area boasts picturesque villages, historic towns, quaint harbours and secluded beaches. It has a distinctive charm of ever changing colours and light with a variety of different land and seascapes accentuated by the variation of the tides and the sea state.
St. Michael's Mount is considered to be the ‘Jewel in Cornwall’s crown’. This beautiful, magical and historical landmark is now in the care of the National Trust with the St. Aubyn family still resident. The Mount can be reached at low tide by the famous cobbled causeway and at high tide by local ferry boatmen. (Please check opening times - in general the Mount is closed to the public on Saturdays and has reduced opening in the winter).
Close to the Eden Project is the National Trust property of Lanhydrock House which is the most magnificent stately home in the County and well worth a visit. Explore 50 rooms, including magnificent kitchen complex, bedrooms, nurseries and servants quarters. Fabulous gallery with 400 year old ceiling freizes and formal gardens.
Explore Tudor gun deck and tunnels to the half moon battery to learn about the lives of soldiers who lived here over the ages. Large display of artillery pieces from Tudor time to present day. First World War exhibition in 2014. Jousting and other events throughout the year.
St Mawes Castle is among the best-preserved of Henry VIII's coastal artillery fortresses, and the most elaborately decorated of them all. One of the chain of forts built between 1539 and 1545 to counter an invasion threat from Catholic France and Spain, it guarded the important anchorage of Carrick Roads, sharing the task with Pendennis Castle on the other side of the Fal estuary.