Very Special Tours of Cornwall

for one person on their own, up to eight people

Places to visit

The Lands End signpost Land's End
The magnificent cliffs with their seabirds and wild flowers, the surge of the powerful Atlantic and the clean, clear air make Land’s End very special. And you may even be lucky enough to see the seals! Have your photograph taken at the signpost!

Cotehele House Cothele House
National Trust Property - Cotehele was mainly built between 1485 and 1627 and was a home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. Its granite and slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with tapestries, original furniture and armour.

Cornish Tin ingot Blue Hills Tin Streamers
St Agnes, near Truro. See the complete tin extraction process from raw ore to finished tin - done the old C19th way - including 'stamping' and 'panning'!

Charlestown harbour Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
Near St Austell, - the centre has the largest U.K. collection of artifacts and treasure recovered from shipwrecks. An all weather attraction.

Old China Clay Pit Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum
The pure white 'china' clay was used first by the Chinese (or kaolin...its chemical name...from the Chinese mountain, Kao Lin). When discovered and mined in Cornwall, English Fine China (Doulton, Spode, etc.) became possible...

High pressure steam engine circa 1800 in Cornwall...cutting edge technology at that time! Cornish Mining Heritage Centre
Pumps and the houses for the engines that drove the pumps were a necessary part of mining. These engine houses were the sturdiest buildings in the mines, as they had both to house the machinery and support the massive beam that worked the pump.

The Eden project The Eden Project
Brand new, already world famous Tropical and sub-tropical BIOME plant project. The world's largest greenhouse and FULL of exotic, plants and trees.

Geevor Headgear Geevor Mine
On the Landsend peninsular, the last working mine in West Penwith and now a mining museum, provides you with a unique opportunity to experience the history of this traditional Cornish industry...and go underground.

Satellite Dish Goonhilly Earth Station
On the Lizard peninsular, the Largest Satellite Dish Station on Earth! Enjoy the guided tour and take a closer look at some of the largest dishes on the site...and discover more about them!

Godolphin House Godolphin House
Was the home of the Godolphin family from the 15th Century until the middle of the 18th century. It witnessed much turbulent history! The Godolphins made their fortune from tin-mining, becoming one of the leading families of West Cornwall.

Flowers at Heligan The Lost Gardens of Heligan
World famous 19th Century gardens now restored to their former glory. Semi tropical setting on the south coast near Mevagissey. Well worth a visit.

Lanhydrock House Lanhydrock House
Near Bodmin, one of the most fascinating late 19th-century housesin Britain, full of period atmosphere and the trappings of a high Victorian country house.

Cable & Wireless The Marine Telegraphy Museum
At Porthcurnow, near Landsend, where the British end of the first all submarine cable to Bombay was brought ashore in 1870. For the following 100 years Porthcurno remained a working telegraph station, linking Britain with the rest of the world.

Minack Theatre - late night performance The Minack open air Theatre
Near Landsend is a must. "Minack" in Cornish means a rocky place and until the 1930’s the gulls had this gorse filled gully to themselves and the cliffs echoed to the cries of gulls not actors. Spectacular! You could even book to see a performance."

Mount Edgcumbe House Mount Edgcumbe House
Overlooking Drakes Island and Plymouth Sound was built by Sir Richard Edgcumbe in his deer park here in 1547-53. This magnificent Tudor House survived a direct hit by bombs in 1941. Now fully restored by the Earl of Edgcumbe.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall The National Maritime Museum
Falmouth. Housed in an award winning building on the Falmouth quayside, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall transports you into the world of small boats and Cornish maritime history.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth Pendennis Castle
Falmouth, a Cornish fortress, ready for military action since Henry VIII. Pendennis and its sister, St Mawes Castle, face each other across the mouth of the River Fal. Constructed circa 1540, they were built by Henry VIII.

Royal Cornwall Museum The Royal Cornwall Museum
With a permanent display on the history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present day, the natural history of Cornwall, a world famous collection of minerals, a pre-eminent collection of ceramics, and a changing display of fine and decorative art.

St Michaels Mount St Michael's Mount
This magical island is the jewel in Cornwall's crown, and a must for every visitor to Cornwall...visited by the Phoenicians circa 2500 years ago to trade wine for tin, once the monastic little brother of Mont St. Michel in Normandy...

Trebah Trebah
A spectacular 26 acre Cornish ravine garden, rated among the 80 finest gardens in the world. This sub-tropical paradise is home to a unique collection of rare and exotic plants, trees and shrubs winding down to a private and secluded beach on the Helford River.

Tintagel Castle Tintagel Castle
Tristan and Isolt, King Mark, Uther Pendragon, Merlin the Magician and King Arthur were all here according to legend...and under the existing remains there ARE the foundations of the stronghold of a Cornish King from the time of King Arthur...

Cottage at Trelissick Trelissick Gardens
National Trust Property near Truro. This tranquil garden and estate is renowned for its glorious position at the head of Carrick Roads, with panoramic views down the estuary towards Falmouth and the sea.

Trerice Manor Trerice Manor
An Elizabethan architectural gem hidden away from the world in aweb of narrow lanes... yet still somehow caught in the spirit of theElizabethan age. Inside are ornate fireplaces, elaborate plaster ceilings and a collection of English furniture of the highest quality.

Waterside cottage at Trevarno Trevarno Gardens and House
Plus a Museum of Gardening - near Helston... restoration project on an estate that has been in existence since 1245.

Jamaica Inn Daphne du Maurier's Jamaica Inn
In the centre of Bodmin Moor. Scene of dastardly deeds and smuggling in her famous novel. Visit it and image smugglers, ponies with muffled hooves - and barrels of French brandy being carried through the foggy night!

Hall for Cornwall Hall for Cornwall
Live dance, music, theatre, comedy and children's shows feature on the bill at Cornwall's leading theatre and concert venue in the Cathedral city of Truro.

General Interest Websites

The National Trust The National Trust for England & Wales
The organisation in the UK which looks after many stately homes, large tracts of beautiful, special countryside,much coastal land and much, much more! A very large organisation and a must know-about site for visitors to the UK.

English Heritage English Heritage
The organisation which looks after many, many old buildings, castles, and much, much more! Another must know-about site for visitors to the UK.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust Cornwall Wildlife Trust
A host of interesting facts, figures, pictures on Cornwall's wildlife and the efforts being made to preserve and enhance it. For wildlife lovers another must.

Transport

If you just want to go to a Visitor Attraction - say The Eden project - we'll provide a PRICE QUOTATION FOR TRANSPORT FROM AND BACK TO YOUR HOTEL/B&B - ON REQUEST

Andrew Mills
Owner/Guide
email: cornwalltour@yahoo.com
tel: 07747 634348

Airports

London:
Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW),
plus
Birmingham (BHX),
Manchester (MAN),
Bristol (BRS),
Exeter (EXT),
Luton (LTN),
Newquay (NQY)

Cruise Ship Terminals

Southampton : Ocean, QE2, Mayflower,
City,
Terminal 5 (Mayflower Terminal),
Falmouth,
Fowey.

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