History & Heritage In Cornwall

Seek South West: History & Heritage in Cornwall

Do you love exploring histories and heritages? When looking for spectacular historic and heritage grounds to explore in the south west, Cornwall is the destination to visit. With Seek South West, discovering those sites becomes easy. This is your chance to take a vicarious trip back to historic periods that marked the moulding of Cornwall into the spectacular destination it is now.

Cornwall is a British city that simply oozes rich history and culture. It’s why it’s such a go to location for those looking to get a taste of English heritage and much more. The city has everything from World Heritage mining sites to English Heritage castles and other destinations with Cornwall’s historyembedded in them.

Children cycling in a garden

Some of our favourite Cornwall History and Heritage sites include;

  • Chysauster Ancient Village in Penzance(Address: New Mill, Penzance TR20 8XA, UK). This is a 2,000 year old Iron Age settlement with a unique stone-walled architecture that can be found only around the Isles of Scilly and Land’s End.• Chysauster Ancient Village
  • The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle (Address: The Harbour, Boscastle PL35 0HD, UK. Phone: +44 1840 250111). This site hosts the world’s biggest collection of artefacts and regalia related to witchcraft. It is actually one of Cornwall’s biggest attractions
  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum in Penzance (Address: Morrab Rd, Penzance TR18 4HE, UK. Phone: +44 1736 363625). It’s a public gallery that showcases everything from works by Newlyn School artists to West Cornwall social history and archaeology.
  • Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro (Address: 25 River St, Truro TR1 2SJ, UK. Phone: +44 1872 272205). Over the years,this venue has acquired both ancient and modern arts and bits of history that encompassvarious aspects of Cornwall’s story, culture and environment.
  • Launceston Castle in Launceston (Address: Castle Dyke, Launceston PL15 7DR, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 370 333 1181). This structure’s origin has been traced back to the beginnings of the Norman Conquest and thus olds strong ties with the event.
  • Pendennis Castle in (FalmouthAddress: Castle Drive, Falmouth TR11 4LP, United Kingdom. Phone: +44 1326 316594). You can explore 450 years of history at this historical location that even has secret ties with World War II.
  • Tintagel Castle in Tintagel (Address: Castle Rd, Tintagel PL34 0HE, UK. Phone: +44 370 333 1181). This castle is steeped in both mystery and history especially concerning Arthurian legend. You can even visit Merlin’s cave within it.
  • Bodmin&Wenford Railway in Bodmin (Address: General Station, Bodmin PL31 1AQ, UK.

Phone: +44 1208 73555). Have you ever wanted to ride a real steam train? This destination offers you just that across Cornwall’s beautiful countryside.

  • Maritime Museum in Falmouth (Address: Discovery Quay, Falmouth TR11 3QY, UK. Phone: +44 1326 313388). This multi-award winning National Maritime Museum is located on Falmouth’s harbour and specialises in everything concerning the sea and boats.Boats near the edge of a sea
  • Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre in Charlestown (Address: Quay Rd, Charlestown, Saint Austell PL25 3NJ, UK. Phone: +44 1726 69897). You can find Europe’s largest private collection of unusual and interesting artefacts on display at this site.
  • Geevor Tin Mine in Lands End (Address: Pendeen, Penzance TR19 7EW, UK. Phone: +44 1736 788662). It’s a heritage centre, mining museum, café and shop all rolled into one gorgeous location set on beautiful coastal scenery.

Some of our other favourite historic sites include King Edward Mine in Camborne, Poldark Mine in Helston, St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre in St Austell,and Carnglaze Slate Caverns in Liskeard.

An island town on the top of a mountain

SSW tips to visiting Cornwall History and Heritage sites

Because there are so many options and there will likely be multiple locations you’d like to visit, be sure to plan your trip carefully. Streets that get busy during peak hours should be avoided and you should start your day as early as possible to beat most traffic. Fridays and Saturdays are often change-over days which leads to heavy road traffic.

If you are looking to tour Cornwall’s ancient monuments, we are here to guide you, and if you instead want to explore the culture and natural sites that brought the destination to the tourism world’s attention, we are also here to help.
To begin a trip through the history and heritage of Cornwall, contact us at Seek South West today.

Give us a call today at Seek South West to begin making arrangements for your tour of Cornwall’s history and heritage.