If you’re looking for a holiday where you can get off the beaten track without leaving the UK, you can’t do much better than Cornwall. You may be surprised to learn that while Cornwall is known for its surfing, sandy beaches, and natural beauty, it also has plenty of weird and wonderful attractions if you’re hoping to try something a little different.
Blue Chip Holidays has made a list of some of the best off the beaten track destinations, attractions, and experiences. Here are some of them:
The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre
This is one of Europe’s largest private collections of historical and shipwreck artefacts. It’s a great option if you’d like to learn more about the Cornish coastline.
This display has artifacts from more than 150 shipwrecks. You’ll also find exhibitions featuring the village life, the history of Charlestown, and the China Clay industry. The maritime history dates back to 1715, and you’ll also see one of the largest assortments of underwater diving equipment, along with the underwater suits used for treasure hunting.
Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum
You’ll find the Cornwall At War Museum on Davidstow Moor Airfield, and this is a great option if you’re looking for a fun day out for the whole family. The museum mostly covers the history of RAF Davidstow moor, but there’s also an extensive collection of memorabilia from WWI to the Falklands Conflict. Grab a cup of tea at the NAAFI onsite, and feel free to bring your dog along for the day.
The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
This is an amazing day out for anyone interested in magic, witchcraft, and the occult. The Museum of Witchcraft and magic was opened in 1961, and houses more than 3,000 items, including tricks, dolls, charms, and curses. This is now one of Cornwall’s most popular museums, and is dedicated to preserving magical practice with plenty of educational exhibitions.
The Eden project is another one of Cornwall’s most popular attractions, and it’s jam-packed with plenty of exotic and weird fruits and plants. This is the largest indoor rainforest in the world, and is dedicated to the environmental education of the interdependence of plants and people.
The complex houses two enclosures which have connecting domes with thousands of plant species. One emulates a Mediterranean environment, while the other emulates a natural rainforest environment.
You’ll love the botanical garden outside, which boasts a huge variety of wildlife and plants native to the UK and Cornwall.
Have you been to Cornwall? Did you visit the above attractions? Leave a comment below and let me know.