Cornwall really is bursting with things to do.  From peaceful gardens to exciting water sports, and art galleries to golf courses, you won’t be short of things to discover on your Cornish holiday.


Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall

Newlyn Art Gallery

For a taste of contemporary art like you’ve never experience before, visit the Newlyn Art Gallery.  The gallery has been bringing the best
in contemporary art to the south west for nearly 120 years, and has
a focus on painting and drawing.  Making the most of its waterfront position, the gallery also has a studio cafe offering a range of gorgeous food.

Wheel chair accessible.

01736 363715

New Road, Newlyn.  TR18 5PZ

Truro Cathedral,

Truro Cathedral

As one of the only three cathedrals in the country with three spires, Truro Cathedral is a gorgeous Victorian building which features a combination of modern building techniques with the classic pointed arches of the gothic style.

Wheel chair accessible.

01872 276782

St Mary’s Street, Truro. TR1 2AF

Hall for Cornwall,

Hall for Cornwall

The Hall for Cornwall in Truro hosts some of Cornwall’s best home-grown talent.  Enjoy performances from young performers and local groups as well as national and international quality touring productions.

Wheel chair accessible.

Lemon Quay, Truro. TR1 2LL

01872 262466

Book online here

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SW Lakes Trust

South West Lakes Trust manages 50 inland waters. The facilities and activities vary from site to site. Porth Reservoir and Crowdy are closest to St Merryn Park and are ideal for coarse and trout angling respectively.

Porth Reservoir – Newquay 

Crowdy Reservoir – Camelford

01566 771930

[email protected]

A golfer

Golf Courses

Cornwall has a wide selection of beautiful golf courses with stunning views across the sea. Some of the best coastal courses to try include:

Trevose Golf Course

Perranporth Golf Course

St Enodoc Golf Course


A birds eye view of Cornwall

Cornish Mining World Heritage

In 2006 selected mining landscapes across Cornwall and west Devon were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing Cornish mining heritage on a par with international treasures like Machu Pichu, the Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China.

To explore the stories of Cornish mining near you, visit the mining attractions or simply plan a day trip within one of the World Heritage Site areas.
For more information visit the Cornish Mining World Heritage website.

Grilled scallops at Rick Stein's restaurant in Cornwall close to St Merryn Park

Padstow Seafood School

Rick Stein’s Seafood School in Padstow offers hugely popular cookery courses for students to enjoy the delights of fish and shellfish.

The courses offer a combination of demonstrations and hands-

on cooking.To find out more and look at the course calendar, visit Rick Stein’s website.

01841 532700  

Riverside, Padstow. PL28 8BY

lifeguard on the beach

Haryln Surf School

Harlyn Surf School offer a wide range of watersports, including
surf lessons, coasteering, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Just a six minute drive from St. Merryn Park, Harlyn bay is one
of theUK’s top beaches for family and group activities.

01841 533076

23 Grenville Road, Padstow. PL28 8EX

Eating Out in Cornwall

A restaurant in Cornwall

Famous for its fabulous restaurants and food festivals, Cornwall has an exciting food culture.

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Things to Do with the Kids

You won’t be short of things to discover with the kids in and around St Merryn Park.

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Walking and Cycling Routes

Fascinating walks and places to explore in Cornwall

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