The Port Eliot Festival
An annual celebration of words, music, imagination, fashion, exploration, fun andmuch more. An incredible array of performers have appeared there since the festival’s started over a decade ago, all drawn together by the festival’s laid-back approach and inspirational atmosphere.
Tel: 01503 232783 • www.porteliotfestival.com
Saint Germans PL12 5ND • Approx. 35 miles
The Trewithen Estate
Come explore and be inspired at The Trewithen Estate – a historic, privately-owned Cornish estate with beautiful gardens famous for royal connections and an astonishing variety of species. Champion trees, rare shrubs, exotic fern collections, woodland glades, wildflowers and the longest lawn in Cornwall are just some of the features of a truly beautiful, inspiring and relaxing place. Trewithen House is known as one of the most elegant examples of 18th century architecture in Cornwall; it hasn’t significantly changed its outward appearance since 1715 when Philip Hawkins first bought it.
There are three shoots on the estate, two of which are let separately to shooting tenants. The main one is a high quality driven pheasant shoot and a number of days can be bought during the season. Teams of up to 10 guns are welcomed – further details can be obtained from the Estate Office.
Grampound Road, Near Truro TR2 4DD • Approx.13 miles
Enjoy a day of discovery and exploration at this wonderful National Trust late Victorian country house with gardens and a wooded estate.
Tel: 01208 265950
Bodmin PL30 5AD • Approx. 15 miles
A fascinating, educational and highly recommended museum. Silver award winner in the Best UK Heritage Attraction category at the 2013 British Travel Awards.
Tel: 01326 313388
Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY • Approx. 25 miles
World of Model Railways
One of Cornwall’s premier tourist attractions. The main display has over 30 trains travelling through varied landscapes, there is also a garden railway (indoors) and a fully stocked model shop.
Tel: 0176 842457
Meadow Street, Mevagissey PL26 6UL
Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park
Set in 26 acres of woodland walks, Wheal Martyn gives a fascinating insight into Cornwall’s important billion pound china clay mining industry.
Tel: 01726 850362
Carthew, St. Austell PL26 8XG • Approx. 6.5 miles
The Lost Garden of Heligan
A mysterious and enchanting attraction, with a large
variety of gardens and a truly interesting history.
Tel: 01726 845100
Pentewan, St. Austell PL26 6EN • Approx.1.5 miles
The Eden Project
Trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest, explore huge outdoor gardens and so much more. The Eden Project has a full calendar of events throughout the year and music festivals in the summer.
Tel: 01726 811911 • www.edenproject.com
Bodelva, Par, St Austell PL24 2SG • Approx.9 miles
Open from Easter to October and free to enter, the Mevagissey Museum is a charming place to visit full of locally donated artefacts.
Tel: 01726 843568
East Wharf, Inner Harbour, Mevagissey PL26 6QR
Open from April to September and free to enter, the Mevagissey Aquarium is a small and delightful attraction housed in an old R.N.L.I. lifeboat house, it gives you a clear and informative view of local marine life.
Tel: 01726 8453305 • www.mevagisseyharbour.co.uk
Victoria Quay, Outer Harbour, Mevagissey PL26 6QU
Pentewan Valley Cycle Centre
Hiring a bike is a great way to get around and take in all the scenery around Mevagissey, St. Austell and the beautiful south coast of Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 844242
1 West End, Pentewan PL26 6BX • Approx.1.5 miles
St. Austell Golf Club
They are a warm and friendly private members club. The 18 hole golf course, designed by James Braid is located just outside St. Austell in Cornwall.
Tel: 01726 74756 • www.staustellgolf.co.uk
St. Austell Golf CLub, Tregongeeves Lane, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 7DS
Approx. 5.3 miles
Charter Boat Hire
Let experienced skipper Dave Hunkin take you out in his 39ft Cygnus Cyfish with over 260sq ft. of deck space for an unforgettable day of fishing, filming or sightseeing in ultimate comfort.
Tel: 01726 871074 • www.bessievee.co.uk
David Hunkin, Mevagissey
Cornwall Surf Academy
Why not take an action-packed group surf lesson – surely you don’t want to miss out on something Newquay is famous for and it’s also a great hangover cure.
Tel: 01637 831369 • www.cornwallsurfacademy.com
Holywell Bay Holiday Park, Holywell Bay, Newquay lTR8 5PR
Approx. 21 miles
A tranquil and beautiful all weather day out,
exploring beautiful, historical slate mines.
Tel: 01579 320251
St Neot, Liskeard PL14 6HQ • Approx. 23 miles
Located just north of Mevagissey, this beach can be reached by walking along the coastal path. It boasts golden sands and is fairly quiet, but may not be suitable for very young children as there are several steep steps down to it.
A lovely cove with a sandy beach, ideal to walk to. Complete with a pub opposite, ideal for that refreshing thirst quencher or a light lunch between sun bathing.
Approx. 1.3 miles
A sandy beach with a lovely stone harbour and lots of facilities,
Gorren Havan is a favourite with families.
Approx. 3.4 miles
Also known as Porthluney Beach, this south facing bay is located directly below Caerhays Castle. It has a large carpark and offers safe bathing.
Approx. 4.4 miles