Historic Sites


Anthony House

Antony House and Gardens are set close to the South Devon Coast. Parts of the well-known film Alice in Wonderland were filmed here. The grounds landscaped by Repton include formal courtyard, terraces, ponds.


Boconnoc House

Boconnoc is a country estate in South East Cornwall tucked down two miles of private roads. The main house and grounds are available to hire for anything from a candle-lit dinner for two, to a house party for 18 guests or a wedding.


Bodmin Jail

Bodmin Jail (alternatively Bodmin Gaol) is an historic former prison situated in Bodmin, on the edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall. Built in 1779 and closed in 1927, the large range of buildings is now largely in ruins.


Boscawen-un Stone Circle

Boscawen-Un (grid reference SW412273) is a Bronze age stone circle close to St Buryan in Cornwall, UK. It consists of 19 upright stones in an ellipse with diameters 24.9m and 21.9m, with another, leaning, stone south of the centre.


Carn Brea

Built in 1836, this 90-foot-high granite column was our tribute to Francis Basset, philanthropist and member of the most important mining family in the area. Basset was well known for looking after his workers.


Carn Euny Ancient Village

Among the best-preserved ancient villages in South West England, Carn Euny was occupied from the Iron Age until late Roman times. It includes the foundations of stone houses from the 2nd to 4th centuries AD.


Chysauster Ancient Village

This Iron Age settlement was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago. The village consisted of stone-walled homesteads known as 'courtyard houses', found only on the Land's End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly.


Compass Point

Bude (b-yew-d, Cornish: Porthbud) is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat).


Cotehele (St Dominick)

Built in medieval times, the current house is mostly Tudor. Make your way through four floors of history to learn stories about the Edgcumbe family who owned it for 600 years.


Fowey to Mevagissey Ferry

Mevagissey is one of the south coast's most popular fishing villages. There's a very authentic feel to Meva plus some great restaurants, bars and shops. A walk up to the cliff-top provides a stunning view across St Austell Bay.



Godolphin, one of the most fashionable houses in Cornwall in the 17th century. You can soak up the atmosphere of peace and antiquity as you explore this romantic home and wander around the 16th-century garden.


King Doniert's Stone

Two richly carved pieces of a 9th century 'Celtic' cross, with an inscription commemorating Dungarth, King of Dumnonia in the south-west of Britain, who drowned in about AD 875.


Lanhydrock House and Garden

Widely regarded as one of the finest houses in Cornwall, Lanhydrock House and Garden is a late-Victorian estate featuring extensive servants’ quarters, sprawling green lawns, gardens, and thickly wooded areas.


Mary Newman's Cottage

Mary Newman's is a delightful Elizabethan cottage and garden - reputedly the home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife, Mary Newman. The garden is laid out in authentic Elizabethan style, showcasing the plants and herbs.


Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in Grade I Cornish Gardens within 865 acres Country Park on the Rame Peninsula, South East Cornwall.


Old Guildhall Museum & Gaol

On Higher Market Street in East Looe stands one of the oldest buildings in Looe, a Grade II listed Tudor Guildhall, built in the early 16th century. From 1587 until 1878 the Old Guildhall served as the town hall and court.


Pendennis Castle

Major developments at the castle have revealed the full history of this superb fortress. 450 years of history can now be traced from its origins as one of Henry VIII’s coastal strongholds to its last military role as a WWII base.


Poldark Mine

Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is generally regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining History.


Port Eliot House & Gardens

The House at Port Eliot has been lived in for over 1000 years and believed to be the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the UK. The earliest written reference to Port Eliot is from the 5th century AD.



Portloe is a small village in Cornwall, England, UK, situated on the Roseland Peninsula, within the civil parish of Veryan, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) east of the village of the same name.


Restormel Castle

The great 13th-century circular shell-keep of Restormel still encloses the principal rooms of the castle in remarkably good condition. It stands on an earlier Norman mound surrounded by a deep dry ditch.


Saltash Waterside

The waterside remained a close community where ferrymen, boatmen, fishermen and women continued to live in the tightly packed streets of houses, many built in the sixteenth century.


St Keverne Parish Church

The parish of St Keverne is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Kerrier; it is bounded on the north by Manaccan and St Anthony, on the east and south by the sea, and on the west by a detached part of Grade and by local parishes.


The Gildhouse, Poundstock

The unique structure was built between the 15th and 16th centuries by skilled craftsmen using traditional techniques and materials such as cob, and local stone from nearby quarries.

The Marconi Centre, Poldhu, Cornwall

The Marconi Centre

Marconi's pioneering cannot be overstated and his genius and legacy is physically commemorated by the Marconi Centre, just a few yards away from the site of the original transmission in 1901, still overlooking Poldhu Cove.



Home to the Boscawen family, Tregothnan is a living and working private Cornish estate, with a rich history dating back to 1334. The name ‘Tregothnan’ literally means ‘The House at the Head of the Valley’.



Trerice is a romantic Elizabethan Manor house with fine interiors and delightful gardens just on the outskirts of Newquay, Cornwall. Thanks to long periods under absentee owners, Trerice remains little changed.


Wheal Coates Tin Mine

Almost 300 million years ago, great heat and pressure was generated by the collision of continents, melting the Earth's crust to form granite, which was forced upwards through the slate.