Places to visit locally

St Michael’s Mount

Found in the sea off Marazion, only a 12-minute drive away, St Michael’s Mount has been home to the St Aubyn family since the 17th century, although the church at its centre dates back to the 12th century. Legend has it that Cormoran the giant made the mount his home - and his stone heart can even be found in the path leading up to the castle. At low tide it is possible to walk across the causeway to the mount, while at high tide it is only accessible by boat taxi.

Flambards Theme Park and Victorian Village

Situated in Helston, the nearest town to Breage, Flambards has family-friendly theme park rides and large soft play area. It is also home to the award-winning Victorian Village – more than 50 shops and house interiors, complete with life-life figures, painstakingly recreated into one Victorian street scene - plus the Britain in the Blitz exhibition.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a rescue and rehabilitation centre for seals, with more than 60 pups rescued most seasons. The rescue seals, as well as the sanctuary’s permanent residents that can no longer be released back to the wild can be seen in a number of pools, along with sea lions, penguins and otters. It can be found set on the Helford Estuary at Gweek, a 16-minute drive away.

Places Further Afield

Eden Project

The world-famous Eden Project offers the unique opportunity to visit two completely separate microclimates, including the world’s largest indoor rainforest, on one site under its two iconic biomes: the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome. There is also England’s longest zip wire, ice skating in the winter and international bands performing during the summer.

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is an art gallery overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, exhibiting work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area.

Minack Theatre

The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic Ocean. It stages a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling. It is also open all year round to explore and discover the story of Rowena Cade who created the theatre.