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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Botanical Garden
“An all year round and all weather attraction that evolves and changes with the seasons. Always a good choice, food on site but you can always take a picnic. ”
  • 270 locals recommend
Theatre
“Special place to visit 15 min in car or coastal walk 25 min . Regular shows through the summer months.”
  • 219 locals recommend
Park
“A beautiful garden to visit. Be prepared for a long walk. Dogs on leads welcome. Plenty to interest everyone. Good food and shop. Recommend visiting in Spring but all seasons have something to offer. ”
  • 139 locals recommend
Art Museum
“What can I say - it's the Tate - the name says it all. You can sometimes see dolphins from the cafe window!”
  • 151 locals recommend
Historic Site
“A must visit. A unique little Island with its magical castle and beautiful gardens,cut off by the tide twice daily but can be accessed by friendly boatmen for a small charge or you can wait for the tide to ebb and meander across the cobbled causeway, enjoy a tasty meal or just a coffee and cake at the “Sail loft” and then return by boat. ”
  • 151 locals recommend
Park
“This place is close and the best Garden in Cornwall (IMHO). They have a nice cafe or just down the road is the the very scenic Ferry Boat Inn.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The main attractions are the new bridge (do you dare to look down through the gap in the middle?) across to the castle ruins and the ghostly statue of King Arthur in the middle of the headland. It's quite expensive (currently £16 each - free for English Heritage members) but worth doing just once.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A total gem, inspirational, insightful and a real haven for any artists or folk who like to get to the heart of the place they’re staying. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A real treat destination. A bit pricey but worth it. Excellent fish and seafood and locally grown produce. Extensive wine list includes Cornish wine from Camel Valley. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Fabulous camellia collection. Free entry to the park. Riverside views and duck pond.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Castle
“Set on a headland with breathtaking views out to sea, Pendennis Castle is one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. The picturesque castle has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role during the two World Wars. Today, you can experience the sights and sounds of battle, meet costumed characters from Pendennis’ past, look out for enemies, and witness the daily firing of a historic gun (Apr – Oct). Don't miss our fascinating exhibition, 'Fortress Falmouth and the First World War', which examines life at the castle during WW1.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“Modern art installations line these exotic plant-filled gardens offering panoramic views of the bay to St Michaels mount. A great resturant as well.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Flambards is a great day out for the whole family. Before hitting the rides, take a walk through the Victorian Village and brave the Britain in the Blitz experience. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“The food here is really good. you can eat in the bar area or the restaurant, both have great view out to sea and looking back across Fistral beach. There is also an outside seating area for when the weather is fine and the wind isnt blowing.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A converted life boat station converted into a restaurant with great views nestled on the beach at Polkerris. Pre booking essential so if you want to include this in your stay call us for a booking.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“It's touristy and tacky but given you are 30 mins from the end of the UK, it's worth a visit in my book...”
  • 36 locals recommend