Launceston a medieval walled city was Cornwall’s capital for centuries. Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape with its unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Read more [...]
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Our History and Heritage category brings all Coast Radar’s Cornwall listings related to looking for something to do or a place to visit together where they offer some form of historic or heritage based activity.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Cornwall day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the historic and heritage links below, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Cornwall activity.
Cromwell’s Castle guards the anchorage between Bryher and Tresco. The castle has a round tower and is one of the few surviving Cromwellian fortifications in Britain, built after the conquest Read more [...]
Jamaica inn was built in 1750 and extended in 1778 with a coach house, stables and a tack room assembled in an L-shaped fashion. The inn became a smugglers’ stopping Read more [...]
St Catherine’s Castle is one of a pair of small artillery forts, built by Thomas Treffry approximately 1540. The D-shaped, stone fortification, equipped with five gun-ports for cannon, overlooked the Read more [...]
Trerice House, an Elizabethan manor house built in 1570s. The house is well preserved with fine interiors whilst the garden includes orchards. Managed by the National Trust and the Barn Read more [...]
Bodmin Jail was designed by Sir John Call and built in 1779 by prisoners of war, and was operational for 150 years closing in 1927. During this time the jail Read more [...]
Penlee House Gallery and Museum is a small museum and art gallery contains many paintings by the ‘Newlyn School’ (c.1880 – c.1940) including Stanhope and Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Read more [...]
The Telegraph Museum tells the story of how submarine cables from Porthcurno beach connected all corners of the world. The Telegraph Museum along with a large collection also includes the only Read more [...]
The Geevor Tin Mine is the largest preserved mining site in the UK, and part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site! You can go underground into a real 18th-century Read more [...]
Caerhays Castle was designed by John Nash at the start of the 19th century, there are the Gardens and parkland with the magnificent camellias and rhododendrons for which the estate Read more [...]
The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwal overlooks the marina. The Museum houses galleries, interactve displays, workshops as well as the expected 100’s of boats.
The Old Post Office in Tintagel is a 600-year-old traditional Cornish Longhouse with a cottage garden.